If you’ve un out of space in your kitchen, you don’t necessarily have to throw out all of your cooking accessories or spring for a renovation – instead, it’s worth considering ways to use our own space more efficiently with the aid of clever storage solutions. It only take the addition of a few of these storage ideas to completely revamp the way you store things and use your kitchen, so it’s definitely something worth considering. In this article we outline a few of our favourites to give you a head start in your kitchen reorganisation.
A few hot tips for a less cluttered kitchen
Although you might think a kitchen overhaul might require you to seek out an RPL assessment for building and construction, these kitchen hacks are super simple and can be introduced by anyone! A good place to start for kitchen storage is pull-out baskets due to their ease of install and versatility when it comes to size and shape – even if you have a tiny pantry, there’s a very good chance that a pull-out basket has been made to help with your storage problems! These baskets can be used as pull-out waste disposal carriers or even just a way to organise all of your kitchen gadgets. Drawer dividers are another good way to declutter kitchen gadgets and cutlery. These simple storage, made from something as simple as dowel pegs, can help you better categorise your kitchen bits so you don’t have to spend too much time digging around to find what you’re after. If you’d prefer to have things out of the way, magnetic knife holders do an amazing job of using space that is otherwise wasted, and because knives are typically quite large, you can use the existing space for a bunch of other things!
A few more complicated storage solutions
If you’re needing a bit more space than pull-out baskets can provide, it’s probably worth looking into kitchen storage cabinets. If you’ve got spare walls in your kitchen that are otherwise unused, these are usually ideal for new cabinets or shelves. These don’t have to be an eyesore, either – you can make these look great by making them open designs for storing your cookbooks in. Other great modifications you can make to your kitchen include the addition of door hooks and racks. With doors only typically used for the pedestrian ability to open and shut, making use of these spaces to store things like condiments, jars and spices is a great idea. You’d be surprised by all the good just one hook can do – whether it be to hang up all of your aprons in one easy location or hanging pans or chopping boards, a significant amount of space can be saved by properly using surfaces you might not have previously thought to use.
Think outside the box when it comes to storage
Just thinking cleverly about how you can use things can go a long way to helping you save storage space (and money by not purchasing new storage solutions). Rather than go out and get some new storage cabinets, you can use things like toolboxes as a cutlery holder – you might even find some interesting vintage bits to give your kitchen a much more interesting aesthetic!