Smart Storage For Small Kitchens

When it comes to your kitchen design, the function should be your number one priority — and one of the most important elements of a functional kitchen is the storage space that’s available. A lack of sufficient storage space will make it difficult to keep your kitchenware and food organized and accessible, which will lead to an inefficient and cluttered kitchen space.

Of course, the smaller the kitchen is, the more challenging it can be to add more storage space. Fortunately, the following are a few small kitchen storage solutions that you can use to add more storage space to your smaller-sized kitchen:

  • Cabinets that reach the ceiling – Many kitchen cabinets do not reach all the way up to the ceiling. The space between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling generally goes unused. By building your cabinets to reach all the way up to the ceiling, you will have an additional shelf of storage space where you can place items that you may not need access to on a regular basis, such as holiday or special event-related dishes.
  • Upgrade your corner cabinets – Few people make efficient use out of their corner cabinets, and for a solid reason — the space in the corner cabinet is generally difficult to reach. Install swing-out organizers so that you can store contents that can simply be pulled out towards you. Many swing-out organizers even have rails so that your kitchen items won’t fall off.
  • Use cabinet inserts – You can make the most out of your cabinet space by installing inserts, such as pullout racks, tray dividers, pantry pullouts, pull-down spice racks, and Lazy Susan turntables. Such inserts help to keep your kitchen items much more organized and more easily accessible. Additionally, you won’t end up wasting space towards the back of your cabinets, where it can be difficult to reach items.
  • Mount shelves – Items that you use regularly or that you want to showcase can be displayed on wall shelves. Wall shelves take up very little space and are perfect for making the absolute most out of your wall space. If you have taller ceilings, consider installing shelves above your doors and windows as well. These are little-used areas that are perfect for storing items that you may not use that often or that you simply want to display for their aesthetic quality.
  • Install ceiling racks – If you have a kitchen island, then consider installing a rack to the ceiling above the island. You can hang your pots and pans from this rack for easy access. Doing so will free up a significant amount of space in your cabinets that can be used to store other kitchen utensils or dry food items.
  • Add racks to your backsplash – Consider installing knife racks or towel racks to your backsplash. Not only will this make your knives and kitchen towels more accessible, it will free up space in your kitchen drawers as well.

Whether you are designing a brand new kitchen or remodeling an existing space, function should be your main priority. Storage space is one of the most important elements of any kitchen design and should be considered no matter how big your kitchen is or is going to be. It’s why you need to consider what storage solutions are available to you. These are just a few small kitchen storage ideas that you should consider if you are planning on renovating your existing kitchen space.

For more storage ideas for small kitchens or for information about our RTA cabinets made by Conestoga, be sure to contact us at Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork today.