Here are just 5 of the many things you can do to make the very most of every inch of space in your new kitchen:
Make corners work for you. Corner cupboards can be big space-wasters, as although you can keep a lot in them – most of it is very hard to access without having to bodily enter the cupboard to rummage. You can avoid this with one simple, but very handy, solution – carousels! There are spinning, pull-out and other clever options to choose from, so that you can maximise the potential of corner cupboards and reach everything easily.
Double up. Some items in the kitchen can serve two purposes, such as the sink for example. You can buy chopping boards, drainers and other accessories that fit neatly over your sink, just in case you need extra work surface space (at times when you aren’t using the sink).
Go up to the ceiling. If you need extra storage space for things you don’t use very often but still need to keep, consider going up to the ceiling with your cabinets. You will need to invest in a step stool to reach these places, but this is only a minor inconvenience if you only need to go up there occasionally. However, it will free up lots of space lower down, for those items you need to use every day. Choose light colours for your units to enhance the feeling of light and space in the room.
Hang it up. Provided you don’t go overboard and clutter up your kitchen, you can save valuable worktop and drawer space by hanging a few things up. Options include a magnetic knife rack on the wall, a rail for hanging utensils, hooks underneath shelves for hanging mugs and a pots and pans rack with a shelf over the cooker.
Be clever with cupboard space. Think a cupboard can only hold so much? Be prepared to think again, as there are at least two ways you can increase the capacity of a standard cupboard. The first is to use the space on the inside of the cupboard door for spice racks or other shallow wire racks, while the second is to place shelf inserts at the back of the cupboard to make the best of the height of the cupboard’s capacity. Simple, but very effective.
For more help creating a kitchen that works for you, from utilising storage space to creating stunning aesthetics, contact the friendly and highly knowledgeable team at A&J Kitchens. With years of experience supplying and fitting kitchens, A&J know what works and what doesn’t – so the team can provide expert advice and tips.