Make your cooking zone more relaxing by maximizing your kitchen storage and efficiency. While tiny homes often offer plenty in the coziness and charm department, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen area. But just because you may not have a large kitchen, there are still many ways to make the most of your space.
It is all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is tucked in a corner, U-shaped, or confined to a single wall. We rounded up the best kitchen designs to help you add style and storage to your entire house.
Kitchen Designs for Tiny Spaces
One-Wall Kitchens. This type of kitchens are common in studio apartments and other open- plan spaces. In this kitchen you have everything at hand, but you don’t have enough counter space.
Peninsula. This kitchen design is also known as a G-shaped kitchen. It has an extra counter that extends from a U-shaped kitchen.
Add a Prep Area. If you don’t have enough space to add a full island, think about bringing in a table that can be used for both food preparation and dining. A narrow console can also be used to set ingredients and tools on while you cook.
Add Seating. Use the extra counter area for dining. Pull up a few bar stools and take advantage of an extra dining spot.
Remove Upper Shelves. If you don’t want your gallery kitchen to look and feel cramped, remove the upper cabinetry and replace it with shelving to open up the space. Keep bulky items in the pantry area, not on the counter.
Clever Kitchen Organizing Tips
Baskets. Getting your children for school and out the door is so much easier with an organized basket full of snacks. Organized everything well in see-through baskets and save yourself anxiety and time in the long run.
Hanging around. A slide-out coffee cup rack is an ideal solution for those running low on cabinet space. Plus, such racks offers you enough space to hang your everyday coffee mugs.
Sugar and spices. Organize your spices neatly in a drawer near the oven, and you will always have them on hand when you need them.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Think twice before buying something for your kitchen. You can save money and counter space by mounting some pie-filling cans to hold your cooking utensils.
Store on the door. Utilize the pantry’s door to store sodas, spices, goods and more, to make the most of your space. You will be surprised when you see how much extra storage you will add when you take advantage of this often-forgotten area.
Sky is the limit. When searching for a spot to store all those pans and pots, don’t forget to look up. Hanging racks are ideal for kitchens and will keep your essentials within easy reach and out of the way.