While it’s wonderful when you have a large kitchen that easily fits all of the utensils, ingredients, plates, pots and other kitchenware that you have, in reality most people are lacking in kitchen space as opposed to swimming in it. For those living in urban areas like New York City, the need for storage space in a tiny kitchen is even more dire. Now, before you start getting frustrated with the lack of storage spots in your kitchen, take a look at these ingenious kitchen storage ideas that make the most of your small kitchen storage space.
Utilize Those Corners!
Corner cabinets can be a pain when it comes to grabbing what you need from inside of them, especially since it's such a narrow, small space, but if you set everything up on a Lazy Susan all you need to do is twirl that around to retrieve the specific item (Black pepper, white vinegar, baking soda, whatever!) that you need!
Underneath The Sink!
The space underneath the sink, while not the appropriate area for food storage, is a great place to store your cleaning supplies and other similar products. If you insert a tension rod in that area, you can hang spray bottles on that and use the space you saved for other items!
Double Your Cabinet Space!
Use the cabinets in your kitchen as double storage! Not only do you have the inside of the kitchens cabinet to use for storage, but the inside of the cabinet door as well! This is the perfect spot to hang some pots or pans, install a rack to hold cutting boards, baking sheets, aluminum foil, etc.!
Work Upwards With Shelving!
Floating shelves and open shelving create storage space where there was just a blank wall before! Utilize that potential storage space above by installing multiple shelves. Those shelves can be used to store plates, spices, fresh fruits and veggies, vases and more. That empty wall space isn't doing you any favors the way it is now!
Convert False Drawers To Functional Ones!
You know those fake drawers, usually located by the sink? Well, what’s the use of a drawer if you can’t use it! Add some hinges and a tray to that false drawer and make it useful. You can use that spot to tuck away extra sponges, soap and other smaller items that you like to have on hand by the sink.
Store Your Kitchen Stuff Elsewhere!
Do you have an excess of pots, pans, dinnerware sets, appliances and other items in your kitchen that you rarely use, or only use during certain times of the year like during the holidays? Then why keep letting those things take up precious counter space in your kitchen! By utilizing a full service storage solution like Zippboxx, you can store your seldom used kitchen items at their storage facility and then, when you need it back, schedule a delivery through your connected device to have them dropped off at your door, or shipped to wherever you need them!
Hang It Up With A Pegboard!
If you’re able to change part of the wall in your kitchen into a pegboard wall, you should! Then all you need are some hooks and you can start hanging up cooking utensils, measuring spoons, mugs and more creating extra storage!
Pull Out Pantry Drawer Perfection!
When you have narrow cabinets you can make them much more functional by adding in pull out drawers that turn your not-enough-space cabinet into something much more workable. Not only do these pull out drawers maximize storage space, but they also make it considerably easier to find whatever it is that you’re looking for since the drawers pull out. You can see what’s in each drawer, and you’re not rummaging around blind in a dark, narrow cabinet or small pantry.
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