How to maximise the space in your kitchen
Cupboards and cabinets can get pretty messy when they’re not organised effectively. It matters not how many cabinets you install, if you have no organisation in place, you won’t know where things are. You need to make the most of the potential your kitchen has to offer, as this is one room where storage is vital. Here are some creative ways to give your cabinets a much-needed makeover:
- Change up your shelving
Can you remember the last time you reorganised your cabinet shelving? Just because you have always had your shelves that way, doesn’t mean they must stay that way forever. You could have a great deal of wasted space between items, especially the tops of things and the shelf above. If this is the case, consider moving the top shelf down. Alternatively, choose a whole new look for your cabinetry and visit Kitchens Doncaster supplier Christies Interiors. Speak to Kitchens Doncaster specialists about all your storage requirements.
- Make use of shelf risers
If you could do with a bit more room but don’t want to install extra shelving, you could make use of shelf risers. These handy gadgets effectively double the amount of usable space on a single shelf.
- Get clever with file holders
You might not think that you can use office supplies in the kitchen, but file holders make useful cabinet organisers. You can use them to stack cutting boards, pans, plates and have them horizontally or vertically.
- Magazine holders
Just as with the file holders, other household items can just as useful. A magazine holder is just the right size to hold bottles, especially wooden ones when turned on their sides. Repurpose magazine holders.
- Door hooks
Hooks fitted to the backs of cabinet doors are a great idea for creating extra space. You can hang spoons, cooking utensils and measuring cups from the hooks, saving space in other areas.
- Tension rod for a spice rack
By taking one tension rod and attaching it close to the back of the cabinet, you have an easy and quick shelf ideal for spice jars and other small containers that would otherwise be taking up valuable shelf space.
- Containers that stack
Another space-saving hack is to get some containers in the same size and shape that can be stacked together to make more room and look much neater too.
- Make use of the bottom of cabinets
If your cupboards are bursting at the seams and you don’t think anything else could possibly fit in, why not consider the underside of the cabinet? You can stick hooks on the bottom to hold cups and mugs or even a magnetic strip for a suspended spice rack, for example.
- Remember the sides too
Just like with the undersides, the sides can be used as well. Let no usable space go unused! The sides are perfect for things like storage racks, shelving and hooks in a space that would otherwise be wasted.