A kitchen is a much used space in most households and it is a space that requires efficiency. The layout of the kitchen will determine the efficiency of the space and the way you work in the kitchen will also add to this. One issue that people face in most kitchens is not having enough space. But there are some things that you can do to maximise the space that you already have.
There are tricky spaces in your kitchen that can still be utilised. You can have custom cabinetry done to incorporate these odd corners and maximise storage. You can find out more about how this can be done by selecting the right contractor and designers for the job. You also need to think about priority when it comes to storage space. There are certain things that you use frequently such as spices and cookware that will need to be accessed easily. Then there are items that are used occasionally which can be stored in higher cupboards or cupboards that are closest to the floor.
You can use narrow cupboards in the corners of your kitchens to keep smaller frequently used items. A place that is always underutilised is the space under the sink. This is always a tricky space to manoeuvre. You can have drawers that are cut out in the middle allowing the plumbing to go through. You will still be able to use the available space. And many people tend to put garbage bins underneath the sink which can be a good idea as well. You can have them mounted to the door or mounted to the side or floor of the cupboard. The bins can be pulled out to increase access and ease of removal.
You need to make sure that the appliances in your kitchen are integrated for easy access and saving space. Anything that you are not using should be able to be hidden away until you need it. This will save much-needed counter space. Instead of placing the microwave and other appliances on the counter which will reduce your preparation space, you can have a vertical column to have all the appliances. The microwave and the oven can be stacked on top of each other. When you have a small kitchen, you need to be careful about overcrowding it with things that you don’t need. You can use pull-out baskets under the counter which can hold pots and pans. You can also attach utensils to the inside of the cupboards.
The colour theme of the kitchen can also contribute to the impression of spaciousness. By removing clutter such as door handles, you will be able to get a cleaner and sleek appearance. Instead of door handles for the cabinets, you can have finger grooves or push-open drawers. Gloss finishes can also help with creating the impression of a bigger space. And using lighter colours is always a good idea so that your kitchen feels airy and bright.