When you live in a tiny home, you barely have room for anything. The same thing goes for a small kitchen! Drawer and countertop space are at a premium and there just no room for bulky cabinets or a kitchen island. Here’s a creative way to make the most out of your Tiny kitchen space: a magnetic knife rack!
Here’s a creative way to make the most out of your kitchen space: a magnetic knife rack!
A magnetic knife rack is a godsend if you don’t have an in-drawer knife block. This nifty organizer sticks on any surface, no drilling required.
The beauty of a magnetic knife rack is its practical design and its versatility. Use it horizontally or vertically, it doesn’t matter. As long as you have a blank space in the kitchen that needs sprucing up, use a magnetic knife rack to boost functionality, save space and organize your kitchen. Not only that, you can use this smart storage solution anywhere in your tiny home!
Choosing where to get your magnetic knife rack is entirely up to you (got mine from Ikea) but as far as the best spots to hang the rack go, consider these tips:
Above the Sink
Hanging a magnetic knife rack under the sink is a great way to hide the knives from the kids and curious pets as well as to simplify your cleanup routine. Because the spot is accessible, you can simply stick the clean knives after drying. Also, the knives are within easy reach during food prep!
Behind the Stove/Range
Here at Space Optimized, we are serious about making the most out of any space and that naked slice of space behind the stove offers plenty of storage possibilities. You can use that space to stick a magnetic knife rack. Since you do a lot of cooking in this area, you get the most use out of your magnetic knife rack.
The Side of the Range
Yet another often-neglected, under-utilized spot in the kitchen that needs dressing up! The side of the stove is a high traffic area, especially during food prep so stick your magnetic knife rack here to keep your knives within easy reach!
On the Side of the Cabinets
Any awkward sidewall can be maximized with a magnetic knife rack, even that hidden strip of space on the side of the cabinet. This is a great spot for a knife organizer especially if you have kids. The side of the cabinet is out of the kids’ reach and depending on where you’re standing, it keeps the knives hidden from view.
Under the Cabinet
If say, you dislike the look of a visible knife strip, this is a great spot to organize your knives without messing up that clean, minimalist look you’re going for. This spot is also perfect if you don’t have any wall space left for your knives.
Inside the Cabinet Door
If you dislike the look of a knife strip, try mounting it on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door. This is an ingenious way of utilizing this space plus it’s the perfect hiding place for your knives. Just take great care when opening or closing the cabinet door so your knives won’t fall off!
On Your Wall Space
A magnetic knife rack can be aligned with existing organizers in the kitchen, particularly the open shelving, spice rack, hanging utensil rods, etc. If you have a small, naked wall space near these areas, pop the knife strip here to add functionality on this spot.
Open Wall Space
Got long knives that you have trouble organizing? Here’s a great idea: why not stick the knife strip vertically on a blank space anywhere in your tiny home to keep everything organized.
On the Backsplash
I like to keep my knife strip on the backsplash because it’s such a neat way of dressing up this space. Also, this spot is accessible, it’s where I usually chop n’ dice my food so keeping my knives near this area makes perfect sense to me!
By the Window Frame
Got zero wall space for your knives? No problem, stick the magnetic knife rack onto the window frame.
Bonus Tip: Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Your Knick-Knacks
That’s right, a magnetic knife rack can be used to store a multitude of stuff in and around your tiny home!
You can use these babies to store a variety of small items – such as keys, bottled spice, metal toys, etc. Keep your space clean and organized by sticking a magnetic knife rack in the most unexpected of places.