Since your kitchen is the heart of your home, it should be accessible and well-organized. From prepping and cooking to enjoying your favorite guests, your space needs to work for you. Eliminate clutter, boost your storage, and access everything quickly, with these six ideas.
The first step to organizing any room is decluttering it. Your kitchen probably houses unique gifts and gadgets you’ll never use. Take a day to purge your cabinets and drawers of anything you don’t need. Throw away expired items in your pantry, donate canned goods, and do a thorough cleaning.
Install glide-out shelves
To convert your cabinets into practical and usable space, install glide-out shelving. Shelf Genie’s storage solutions can streamline your space so you can access everything in your cabinets without any effort. Glide-out shelving will increase your storage capacity by up to 50%, allowing you to utilize the space fully.
Whether you prefer your spices above or below your cooking area, they need to be close to the stove for easy access. Glide-out shelving in a small upper cabinet or a custom sliding spice rack in a lower cabinet can help you retrieve your spices with ease when cooking.
Since most kitchens have a blind corner cabinet or dead space in the pantry, a Lazy Susan can provide additional storage space. The spinning nature allows for easy access to items that would otherwise be lost in the back. Although common in corner cabinets, a Lazy Susan can be used in any cabinet to provide a rotating storage system.
Replace drawer pulls
Wide drawer pulls and lever-style handles are easier to grasp when cooking. If your current drawer pulls are not working for you, consider replacing them. In addition to better accessibility, new drawer pulls can update the look of your kitchen.
A triangular layout between the oven, sink, and refrigerator is usually recommended for cooking and moving about your kitchen with ease. Whether or not your kitchen has this layout, it’s a good idea to create work zones such as food storage, dish storage, cleanup, prep, and cooking, for maximum efficiency.
You don’t have to do a major kitchen renovation to make your space work better for you. A few simple changes can provide better functionality and accessibility so you can enjoy cooking and entertaining in your home.