Having too little kitchen storage space is a problem that many people come up against. With all of the kitchen equipment, utensils, and tools that seem to accumulate over the years, it can often be difficult to find a home for everything – especially in a smaller kitchen! While keeping your countertops clear of clutter and making sure everything is organised and as easy to find as possible may seem impossible, there is usually a solution. The kay is to use your imagination and make the most of every inch of space available to you.

Here are some clever tips and tricks to creating more storage space in your kitchen:

 

Use the top of the fridge

Many people fail to make use of this available space. While a lot of fridges run from floor to ceiling, if you do have a gap, it is a great place to store larger appliances that you don’t use very often, like your blender and standing mixer. It’s the ideal space for those bulky, awkward items you don’t need to hand everyday.

 

Invest in hanging baskets

Hanging baskets look amazing when done well and provide the perfect place to store fresh produce like fruit and veggies. They can also be used to store things like bread, snacks, linen etc. – just use your imagination. This will then free up valuable space on your counter, shelves and cabinets.

 

Add a shelf above your window

The useful space above the kitchen window is often ignored and left un-used. Add a floating shelf and you have the perfect place to display those beautiful bowls/pottery/etc. gathering dust in your cupboards. If you don’t have anything you particularly want on show, closed cabinets can work just as well.

 

Use pretty and practical wicker baskets

Get rid of impractical lower open shelving and replace the space with wicker baskets. These will allow you to hide all the mess and load up the basket without worrying about how it will look. Consider an open basket for items such as your cutting boards to create a rustic, homey feeling.

 

Make use of wall hangers & hooks

Get creative and use your walls as storage. For example, you could invest in a pot rack and free up loads of storage space in your cabinets by getting rid of large pots and pans; add pretty hooks off the bottom of cabinets or off the walls for those awkward mugs; turn your fridge into a spice rack by investing in magnetic containers; restore an old slated door and use it to hang off anything that works. The opportunities are endless; you just need to be creative.

 

Create more space in your cabinets

Being clever about organisation within your cabinets will ensure you make the most out of the space and maximize your storage. For example, try putting stand-alone shelves within your cabinets – this will allow you to stack items and get a lot more in. Make sure you don’t let those awkward corner cabinets go to waste by using hooks or a lazy Susan to simply access and store items.

 

There is all sorts you can do to gain more storage space in your kitchen, starting with an intelligent and practical design, developed with your individual needs in mind. Pay a visit to your nearest Optiplan Kitchen showroom for a free design consultation, and one of our talented designers will be able to help with your storage challenges.

 

Having too little kitchen storage space is a problem that many people come up against. With all of the kitchen equipment, utensils, and tools that seem to accumulate over the years, it can often be difficult to find a home for everything – especially in a smaller kitchen! While keeping your countertops clear of clutter and making sure everything is organised and as easy to find as possible may seem impossible, there is usually a solution. The kay is to use your imagination and make the most of every inch of space available to you.

Here are some clever tips and tricks to creating more storage space in your kitchen:

 

Use the top of the fridge

Many people fail to make use of this available space. While a lot of fridges run from floor to ceiling, if you do have a gap, it is a great place to store larger appliances that you don’t use very often, like your blender and standing mixer. It’s the ideal space for those bulky, awkward items you don’t need to hand everyday.

 

Invest in hanging baskets

Hanging baskets look amazing when done well and provide the perfect place to store fresh produce like fruit and veggies. They can also be used to store things like bread, snacks, linen etc. – just use your imagination. This will then free up valuable space on your counter, shelves and cabinets.

 

Add a shelf above your window

The useful space above the kitchen window is often ignored and left un-used. Add a floating shelf and you have the perfect place to display those beautiful bowls/pottery/etc. gathering dust in your cupboards. If you don’t have anything you particularly want on show, closed cabinets can work just as well.

 

Use pretty and practical wicker baskets

Get rid of impractical lower open shelving and replace the space with wicker baskets. These will allow you to hide all the mess and load up the basket without worrying about how it will look. Consider an open basket for items such as your cutting boards to create a rustic, homey feeling.

 

Make use of wall hangers & hooks

Get creative and use your walls as storage. For example, you could invest in a pot rack and free up loads of storage space in your cabinets by getting rid of large pots and pans; add pretty hooks off the bottom of cabinets or off the walls for those awkward mugs; turn your fridge into a spice rack by investing in magnetic containers; restore an old slated door and use it to hang off anything that works. The opportunities are endless; you just need to be creative.

 

Create more space in your cabinets

Being clever about organisation within your cabinets will ensure you make the most out of the space and maximize your storage. For example, try putting stand-alone shelves within your cabinets – this will allow you to stack items and get a lot more in. Make sure you don’t let those awkward corner cabinets go to waste by using hooks or a lazy Susan to simply access and store items.

 

There is all sorts you can do to gain more storage space in your kitchen, starting with an intelligent and practical design, developed with your individual needs in mind. Pay a visit to your nearest Optiplan Kitchen showroom for a free design consultation, and one of our talented designers will be able to help with your storage challenges.