How to Optimize Your Small Kitchen Space

May 5, 2017

If you have a small kitchen, you may be wondering how best to make it function like something a little larger. We’ve assembled these tips and tricks of the trade that will help you figure out just how to optimize your small kitchen space.

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Get the Right Size Appliances

We commonly see home-owners who have purchased appliances like microwaves or coffee makers before moving into their new home. Or they get the appliance without considering its overall footprint on the counter. Try and find smaller appliances for your small kitchen that will fit your space better and take up minimal counter space.

Hang that Microwave

Before you do buy a smaller microwave, consider purchasing an under-cabinet mounted microwave instead. A hanging microwave will grant you the ability to have a more powerful appliance while also increasing your overall counter space. Not to mention, they also double as an exhaust fan if you find the right model (talk about efficiency).

Get Rid of the Toaster

Take a good hard look at all of your appliances and items which sit on your counter and think about which items you really use. If you have a toaster-oven which you rarely use, stow it away somewhere else until you actually need it again. Even then, if you rarely use the toaster-oven, the extra counter space will easily make up for using a larger oven to toast something small now and again.

Get a Large, Sturdy Cutting Board

Invest in a large cutting board that is sturdy, such as one made out of wood. The next time you go to prepare a meal, lay the cutting board across your sink to open up more space!

Get Organized

A huge consideration for a properly optimized small kitchen space is organization. If you’re not happy with how your pots and pans are organized, then redo them! Also, organize your pantry with jars labeled to store your commonly used items such as flour, sugar, or rice. It not only makes putting things away faster and easier, but it also gives you more space when things fit together tighter.

Think Outside the… Cabinet

Sometimes, all the things we use on a regular basis in our kitchen won’t fit within our cabinets. In these instances, maybe it makes sense to think outside the box. Get a magnetic knife holder strip and attach it to an empty wall. It opens up priceless cabinet space while also giving you easier access to any metal items you want to store here, like knives or metal pot lids.

The Bath Doctor is a kitchen remodeling company that specializes in helping you optimize your kitchen and bathroom to better suit your needs. For more information on our kitchen remodeling services, or for a free estimate, give The Bath Doctor a call at 410-444-4133 or fill out the form on our website today!

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