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Space-saving ideas for small kitchens

<strong>Space-saving ideas for small kitchens</strong>

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place where memories are homemade and seasoned with love. So why not focus on making the most of your kitchen space and optimise how you use it?  

Space-saving hacks can come in handy for anyone with a smaller kitchen space at home. We have come up with a few ingenious space-saving ideas for small kitchens. Want to delve more into how to think outside the box and make the best use of the limited space in your kitchen? Carry on reading to check out these quirky space-saving solutions we fully recommend.

Declutter strategically 

A key part of making the most of small kitchens is being organised. Think logically about where you are going to put your large bread knives, pans, chopping boards, coffee machine, tea towels, and so on. To make things run smoothly, everything needs to have its designated place in the kitchen. For instance, put spices and herbs in glass pots on a rack instead of leaving them out on countertops or taking up valuable cupboard space. 

Pondering what to do with all the clutter gathered in your kitchen? It may be time for an upfront honest keep or chuck session for you and anyone else you live with to finally get rid of kitchen items that you no longer need. Charities are always looking for donations and putting unwanted kitchenware to good use. Re-using kitchen items is also a sustainable thing to do for the planet. Somebody out there will find a use for the kitchen pieces you no longer need.

Use pull-out drawers instead of shelves in kitchen cupboards 

Cupboard space can be pretty tight in small kitchens and cluttered shelves are hard to work your way to the back of at times. We suggest trying to make your life easier by making good use of the kitchen cupboard space and installing pull-out drawers you can get to the back of without a hassle. 

Hang things to free up your counter space

Counter spaces are important for preparing food and drinks, cooking, and somewhere to put one of your fave cookbooks! Countertops in small kitchens only have limited storage space and overcrowding them with clutter is a pointless use of space. 

Hanging up your kitchenware items will help to free up counter space. Things like pegboards, pan rails, and magnetic knife racks can be real lifesavers in enabling you to use your counter space for its number one purpose, a place to prepare delicious grub at home. 

Make the most of your wall space

A smart idea is to view your walls as essential storage space. You’d be amazed at just how much you can store away neatly by putting up cute small shelves, pegboards, and rails on your walls. Make sure you use your wall space and don’t allow it to become ‘dead space’ that remains unused.

Get fold-up furniture

It’s nice to still be able to have tables and chairs in your small kitchen space. After all, the kitchen is a place for entertaining guests and friends and family, and sitting on the sofa in the living room eating on trays can get terribly messy. A top solution is getting space-saving fold-up tables and chairs. You can even hang up some fold-up chairs to save more floor space. 

Get creative with storage spaces

There’s a place to put everything in the kitchen, no matter how unorthodox and wacky they may sound. We advise using window sills and the tops of cupboards and fridges as storage. It’s the finer details that count when it comes to saving space in small kitchens.

Install rails 

If you are looking for a practical solution to save space and make the most of your small kitchen space, exolore installing some rails when you get the chance. It may be simple to do yourself after watching a few Youtube DIY tutorials.

Installing helpful rails is a space-efficient move for people living in small kitchens. Rails are versatile, they can be attached to the walls, fitted inside cupboard doors, or anywhere suitable. Rails are also great for storing kitchen equipment, such as tea towels, cloths, oven gloves, utensils, and so on. 

Get a kitchen island

Kitchen islands elevate countertop space and make room for small appliances and food preparation. If you have enough space, you can purchase fold-up bar stools and socialise with your guests around your kitchen island to create a multi-purpose area.

Chuck out food that’s no longer edible

Food and drink that’s past its sell-by date and no longer edible or potable needs to be disposed of and not left to lie around. Rotting food left for a long time in your fridge or cupboard tends to leave a putrid smell. Put food you won’t eat in the compost and do your bit for the planet and your grandchildren’s future.

We all have items such as canned food and vanilla extract that end up sitting in the back of a cupboard for years on the off chance that you might decide to use them. Be ruthless – it’s probably time to get rid! If it’s still in date, why not donate it to a food bank?

Take advantage of renting a self-storage unit

Renting a self-storage unit is another great idea to save space in your kitchen area at home. You may not want to get rid of prized kitchen items that hold special memories for you. At Currie Easy Self-Storage, we offer storage space to our customers in units from as little as 16sqft right up to 500sqft. We ensure that your possessions are kept safely and securely by using 24-hour state-of-the-art security and CCTV at our storage facilities.

These are some ideas for practical solutions to bear in mind when trying to manage space efficiently in smaller kitchens. Contact us by telephone on 08000 556 556 or send an email to and we will be happy to answer any of your queries.