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Jul 2015

There Is Help For Your Tiny Kitchen

You’ve just moved in to your new home and as you’re getting all those boxes unpacked, you realize that you only have about half the storage space you need. What can you do? Well, there IS help for your tiny kitchen! You’ll just need to be a little creative and innovative to make your kitchen work for you! Trust me, it IS possible.

Utilize fake drawers

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You know those cabinets that have ‘fake’ drawers; a drawer front but no actual drawer? Well, there may not be enough space for a drawer there but that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize the space you do have. Try removing that drawer front and use the space for a paper towel dispenser, cleaning supplies, wax paper, etc.

Use the inside of your cabinet doors

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There tends to be a lot of wasted space inside the cabinet doors so don’t forget to use this extra space too. Try hanging utensils, lids, measuring cups and spoons, and spices. This makes these smaller items much easier to find too!

Use a pegboard to store pots and pans

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Free up some storage space by hanging pots, pans, utensils, and much more on a pegboard.

Install a pull-out cutting board

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This small addition is a lifesaver when you’re cooking a big meal and is great help for your tiny kitchen. If you can add one, with a good-sized hole cut out, just above your trash can, that’s even better!

Use a Lazy Susan or add shelving for corner storage

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Maximize your storage in those hard to reach areas by installing a Lazy Susan or adding shelving to corner cabinets that will make everything SO much more convenient and provide you with much more space.

Forget using a countertop knife block

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Free up your precious counter space with a magnetic knife strip to hang on the wall or the inside of an upper cabinet.

Turn your refrigerator into a convenient spice rack

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You can easily clear out much of your cupboard space and utilize the unused space on or next to your refrigerator. If there’s enough room, you can even store small canned goods there as well.

Free up cupboard space with a storage cart

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Then when you’re done cooking, you can easily wheel the cart out of the kitchen for maximum space.

Invest in a fold-down kitchen table

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The table quickly and neatly folds away on the wall to save floor space.

Use a recessed power outlet

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If, like me, bulky plugs get tend to get in your way, try a recessed power outlet. You’ll save counter space this way too!

Use that notoriously unruly under-the-sink space

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Install pull-out shelves or a simple pipe running from one end to the other to store all your cleaning supplies (I love this quick and easy one!).

See, there really IS help for your tiny kitchen – without a lot of extra expense, which is always a great thing!

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