Proper lighting, ventilation and storage are necessary for a functional and efficient kitchen. In a small space, however, it can be difficult to find room for all your everyday essentials. In today’s post, Handyman Connection® of Rockville, the area’s home remodeling expert, shares some unique storage ideas to help you make the most of your space:
Maximize the Island
An island is one of the best kitchen investments you’ll make. Depending on its size, it can add valuable surface area, serve as a divider or act as an additional entertaining space. Kitchen islands are not limited to these benefits alone, though. By installing a hollow-backed island rather than the traditional one, you can easily store pots and pans. This keeps them out of sight yet easily accessible.
Organize With Baskets
Baskets are a simple and creative way to organize your items and clear up counter space. The best part is, they don’t have to be limited to a single type. You can hang some near countertops to keep your ingredients within easy reach when cooking, or use medium-sized wicker ones to store cookware and bakeware on the unutilized top of shelves to utilize unused space.
Hang Large Items
It’s hard to find proper storage for large pots, pans and platters, because they take up so much valuable cabinet real estate. Instead of cramming them in already overflowing cupboards and shelves, why not hang them? You can purchase a wall rack that not only increases your storage space but can boosts the overall appeal of the room, too. You can also add hooks on the sides of cabinets so you can hang cutting boards and colanders.
To learn more about how you can maximize your interior space, turn to Handyman Connection of Rockville. Give us a call at (301) 453-2090 to request a free estimate.