Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 12, 2017
As the center of activity in the house, kitchens tend to be messy and chaotic, especially if you don’t have or plan enough space and storages to store and organize things. Most homeowners think that organizing a kitchen can be hard to handle, and even think that they need to expand the kitchen or buy more storages to deal with the chaos. The good news is, organizing a kitchen shouldn’t need to be pricey. All you need to do is revealing your kitchen's hidden storage potentials.
The secret is when space is scarce, make every inch give extra value. Here are easy tricks to organize your kitchen, no matter how much space you have (or don't have).
1) Take advantages of the space above your range
To organize your kitchen, you can add some shelves or floating shelves to store and organize your pots of plants, cooking utensils, recipe books, and more above your stovetop. They can be an accent to beautify your kitchen, and you’ll have everything you need at hand.
2) Maximize your skinny spaces
Narrow places offer more than we’ve ever imagined. The super skinny space between your fridge and the wall is actually perfect for organizing canned goods. You may want to make a DIY tucked-in shelf for the storage.
3) Hollow island rocks!
From the front, the hollow island looks like your average island — but from the back, it contains storages for nearly anything (from the fry pans, kitchen utensils, cookbooks, plants, jars, and more). This thing will surely come in handy!
4) You can actually display them instead of store them
When you have a limited space for storages, guess what trick that will benefit you? Yes, display things that supposed to be stored. You can make a wall rack for your plates for two reasons: you can make an additional storage, as well as decorative wall art. And oh, those chinoiseries will be an awesome decoration as well!
5) Use beautiful baskets
Those straw and rami baskets look beautiful, and they are great for corralling goodies as well. Place some of them on your shelves, and not only your kitchen becomes more orderly, it also looks gorgeous!
6) Think vertical
To organize your kitchen without adding some additional spaces, you need to think vertical. For example, you can use a small shipping pallet as shelves for small bottles, hooks for spoons and cups, and a metallic strip for knives.
7) Utilize the space behind doors
You can make a DIY back-door-storage to store utensils. Take, maybe, a small magazine case and stick them onto the back of your cabinet’s door as an additional shelf.