Read on for our top 5 creative ideas for utilising dead spaces and awkward corners in the kitchen, so you can make every last cm work for you.
1. Squeeze in an extra surface
Every busy family home needs a ‘drop zone’. This is somewhere to drop off your keys, post and other bits and bobs when you get in from work. This clutter inevitably ends up on your worktops or dining table, but why not create a designated space for it? If you have an empty section of wall and it works with your layout, you can add an extra work surface just for this purpose.
2. Add in some shelving
Floating shelves come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and a good kitchen fitter or joiner can cut them to specific sizes. This makes them ideal for squeezing into gaps or dead spaces, adding useable and attractive extra storage space.
3. A wine rack fits almost anywhere
Have a 20cm gap between units? Or perhaps a narrow space next to a wall? A wine rack is the perfect solution for either. It’s naturally narrow, so will fit almost anywhere. You can use it for wine, or for storing squash bottles, unopened olive oil or anything else bottle-shaped you like.
4. Use the side of tall units for spice racks
Another kitchen essential that fits almost everywhere is a spice rack, if you plan it carefully. The side of large units like built-in fridge-freezers is ideal for spice rack storage. You could even get a magnetic spice rack. Alternatively, you can use the side of units for other handy bits of storage, such as utensil hooks, magnetic knife rack or a kitchen roll holder.
5. Create a free-standing coffee station
Have a whole corner of the kitchen not being used for anything? This may not be a luxury you have with a smaller kitchen, but larger spaces can accommodate more than just a fitted kitchen and dining area. You can add in a free-standing coffee area, or perhaps even a drinks station for the evenings. You could even have a day-to-night solution covering both coffee and cocktails. Such a piece could become a real focal and talking point of the room. So go on, have some fun with it!
Whatever out-of-the-box ideas you come up with, you’ll need an experienced and skilled kitchen fitter to make them a reality – in a way that works well and looks great.
Contact A&J Kitchen Fitters in Greater Manchester and the North West for a chat about your plans. We handle jobs big and small, from full installations right through to makeovers of existing kitchens. Call 01942 873781 or email email@example.com to get the ball rolling.