Space saving furniture and smart storage solutions are best for tiny homes and condos. Let’s face it, the kitchen isn’t always a part of a huge space.
When space is at a premium, it takes careful planning to come up with a functional, efficient kitchen.
Freeing up more space in the kitchen is quite a challenge if you don’t have much room to work with in the first place. But these space saving furniture and sneaky storage tips are sure to free every last square inch of space in your tiny kitchen:
Embrace Multipurpose Tools (and Appliances!)
I love kitchen tools and appliances! They make organizing so easy, they take up less space and they will save you more cash. Instead of spending a heinous amount of $$$ on a huge oven, a turbo broiler makes a worthy alternative!
Do away with a basic, two-slice toaster, switch to a breakfast maker. The same thing goes for nest food prep sets. Instead of cluttering the space with small items that only get in the way, get a stackable set. This way, you can store your kitchen essentials neatly in the cabinet
Wall Mount Rack
Wall mount storage allows you to maximize what precious space you have left in the kitchen. These nifty essentials can turn any blank space into a multipurpose storage space.
Wall mount storage lets you organize everything from knives to spices with ease!
Opt for Open Shelving
Open shelving makes a stylish addition to any small kitchen.
You can use these shelves to showcase your finest china or free more room for your serving trays! You can mix and match different textures and colors for a unique look too!
Optimize Nooks and Crannies
Any slice of space, seen or hidden, can be transformed into smart storage hubs. Try installing decorative swivel, W or S hooks on your wall surface.
These hooks offer extra storage for your pans, pots, and long ladles. The space under the sink or under the cabinet are often overlooked and underutilized. Installing hooks on these areas adds more storage space without the unsightly clutter!
DIY Pull-Out Rack
No pantry space? No problem! A pull-out or roller rack is the perfect storage solution for space-challenged homeowners.
This space saving furniture lets you maximize the space between the kitchen counter and the fridge. I’ve already shared a great tutorial on DIY roller rack here. The project won’t take more than a few hours to complete.
That sliver of space between the ceiling and the cupboard is not only hard to clean, it’s also an incredible waste of space. Why install cabinets a foot short of the ceiling when you can make the most out of that space? Try installing the cabinets all the way up!
Ceiling-height cabinets trick the eye into seeing a wider expanse of space. They make a tiny kitchen appear larger than it really is. And hey, even if the cupboards are way too high, they are still accessible and that’s what counts.
Don’t Forget the Corners
Often times, room corners are left bare, unused and overlooked so don’t let this space go to waste. You can use kitchen corners as clever storage nooks for keeping dry foods. Maximize the corners to organize your plates, or hold your spice jars!
For cheap and chic solutions, you can use a stainless steel corner caddy. The caddy will transform any corner into a storage space.
Or if the budget allows, get customized corner drawers or a cool corner room pantry! Who says only celebrity chefs get to have one?
Don’t leave the space above your range naked. Install a vintage coat hook in that area! Use the coat hook to hang all your kitchen essentials so they are always within easy reach while you cook!
Choose a Single Bowl Sink
Remodeling the kitchen? A standard double bowl sink is definitely beautiful and roomy. But if space is an issue, you’re better off using a compact, single-bowl sink.
Single bowl sinks come in an array of sizes and designs. They won’t take much space on the kitchen counter, allowing you to have more room for extra cabinets!
Roll Out the Kitchen Cart
Ever dreamt of a fabulous kitchen island but got no room for one? A portable, foldable roll out cart makes a worthy alternative. A roll out kitchen cart is so versatile! You can use it as an extra countertop for food prep or for storing cutlery or dinnerware.
You can wheel this space saving furniture around and fold it neatly to keep it out of the way when not in use. What’s more, stripped down roll out kitchen carts cost as little as 200 bucks!
Magnetic Knife Rack
Storing knives takes a lot of space. If you don’t have enough room for these kitchen essentials, I highly recommend installing a magnetic knife rack. This sleek space saving wonder makes knife organizing a breeze.
Plus, it’s easy to install and it’s multipurpose too! You can use the magnetic knife rack to organize your spice jars, hang your keys, or keep your metal ladles within easy reach!