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The Best Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens

Jul 31, 2017 | by Erin Greer

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” – Mrs Beeton's 'Book of Household Management

When it comes to kitchen remodeling projects, the common thread for most homeowners is the desire to maximize their space. And this holds particularly true for many residents in Bucks County, where making the most of the kitchen's footprint is often a key part of the design process.

Is space an issue in your kitchen? How about organization? Well, we are here to show you some tricks of the trade that will allow you to organize and maximize your precious kitchen counter and floor space.

Sure, smaller appliances or maybe even taking a wall down could solve your problem. However, when the budget just doesn’t allow for those high-end upgrades, these neat cabinet, drawer, and cookware accessories can swoop in to the rescue!

How do I get the most space out of my small kitchen?

Kitchen Cabinet Container Avalanche

Maximizing space in a small kitchen involves strategic planning, smart storage solutions, and a few design tricks to create the illusion of space. Here are several ways to approach it:

Problem: Attack of the Cookware & Containers

Do you fear an avalanche of containers every time you open your cabinet? Would a “Watch for Falling Objects” sign be appropriate for your kitchen? Have you repeatedly uttered the phrase, “where is that lid”? We’ve been there, and we have a variety of fixes for this multifaceted problem.

Solution: Cookware, Dinnerware, & Container Organizers

Solutions for Cluttered Cabinets

Here to save the day are some great accessories that will make reaching for pots, pans, plates, and containers a breeze. With handy slots for storing lids, and compartments for all the things that go under those lids, you will rejoice in the splendor of your organized cabinets!

Problem: Blind Corner Cabinets

Do you ever feel like you've gotten sucked into the void trying to look for things in your kitchen? Welcome to the blind corner club! There’s a lot of places for stored items to hide in that dark realm beyond the cabinet door.

Solution: Lazy Susan or “The Cloud”

Solutions for Blind Corner Kitchen Cabinets

These swing-out cabinet accessories allow you to easily access items stored in the back of the blind corner cabinet. Lazy Susans can be stacked, making them excellent options for cabinets with more capacity. Meanwhile, the more compact and stylish "Cloud” solution is ideal for smaller sized blind corner cabinets.

Problem: Base Cabinet Clutter

Tall base cabinets can cause a lot of wasted space. You can place things on the bottom of these cabinets, but what about all that headroom? Not to mention, if an item finds its way to the very back… you can forget about seeing it again before the expiration date!

Solution: Base Cabinet Organizers & Accessories

Solutions for Disorganized Kitchen Base Cabinets

Accessories like those pictured above, and others like them, allow you to utilize more of the space in your cabinets, while simultaneously making it easier to access items in the rear of the cabinet. Plus, hidden spice racks, utensil bins, and trash cans free up your counters and floors.

Problem: “Junk” Drawers

Kitchen Drawers always seem to turn into catchalls after a while, don’t they? Well, rest assured – you are not alone in this dilemma. Not only do things get lost, but the silverware drawer can turn into a veritable danger-zone with unruly knives awaiting your innocent, unsuspecting fingers!

Solution: Drawer Organizing Inserts

Solutions for Messy Kitchen Drawers

Enter - drawer inserts! With these nifty tools in your drawers, no longer will they morph into clutter compartments. Your utensils, spices, K-Cups, and just about any drawer-worthy item in your kitchen will have a home of its own, easily accessible by you.

Clutter-Free Kitchen Design

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And there you have it, some cures for the common gripes of kitchen organization. With thoughtful planning and expert execution, we can help you unlock the full potential of your small kitchen space, ensuring that it's a place you'll love to cook, dine, and gather in for years to come. So, give us a call and get the most out of your space or schedule a a free in-home consultation to discuss your options!

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