7 Clever Storage Solutions For Your Tiny Kitchen

7 Clever Storage Solutions For Your Tiny Kitchen


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The kitchen though an elementary service area in one’s home is being squeezed in size with the reducing carpet areas for residential apartments. Although the kitchen size reduces, the usage and the storage space requirements for it remain the same. To efficiently use the kitchen space for proficient storage, one needs to put their clever and creative hats on, in order to utilize every inch of space in the tiny kitchen. In the market there are hardware accessories that can be used to increase the storage options and one can even try out the DIY techniques to pull up a little extra sleeve in the beautiful kitchens. The article deliberates over 7 clever storage solutions, which could be implemented while thinking of utilizing every inch of your tiny kitchen –:

1. Adding Shelves To Your Amazing Kitchen – Above And Under

One of the easiest and cleverest kitchen space saver storage solutions for your tiny kitchen is to have extra shelves at hand. One can add on to space by adding shelves one above the other by means of a modular stacking system or folding shelves. On the other hand, one can use cling on shelves to add storage space under the existing shelf. These add-on shelves are an ingenious way to add on to the storage space in your tiny kitchen. One can even go in for space dividers to stack up until the various sizes of pots and pans, this will help in avoiding the clutter at the same time one will have a well utilized and efficient storage for the varied sizes of pots and pans

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2. High–Five To The Unused Vertical Surfaces - The Best Kitchens

Tiny or large, all the kitchens comprise of unused and unnoticeable vertical surfaces. For instance, there is a lot of room to hang your ladles and knives on the side surface of your kitchen cabinets (over the counter). Simply install some rods and hooks to hang those ladles and utilities, thus saving the horizontal plane for storing other stuff. One can even install magnetic plates to house the knives.

Similar thing can be proposed in any free wall surface to accommodate the items that cause clutter in the kitchen storage spaces.

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Use of Vertical Kitchen spaces

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3. Why Waste The Cabinet Doors - Kitchen Cabinets

With the endless space that is required for storage in our kitchens, one of the smart and clever solutions is to utilize the insides of the cabinet doors. Install a series of pockets to hold your bottles or have little hooks to hang pan covers etc. One can think of a lot of things that could make for a great storage space for the cabinet doors. Just a little bit of frugal thinking could lead to ample ways to utilize the kitchen cabinet doors to store things.

Storage on Kitchen Cabinet door

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4. Best Kitchen Designs - Pull Out Units

With the winds flowing in the direction of modular kitchens these days, it is clever to have pulled out units in case the kitchens is considerably small. The pull out cabinets give one an option of layering the stuff, by providing ample storage and also efficient utilization of the kitchen space. When there is a dearth of space, using the entire kitchen space efficiently is of utmost importance. The benefit with pull out units is – firstly, these accommodate more than the normal shelving unit, and, secondly, these can be pulled out completely to reach the entire stuff easily and at a single glance.

Kitchen Pull Out Unit

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5. Contemporary Kitchen - Pegboards and Magnetic Strips

One of the cleverest solutions to increase storage space in your tiny kitchen is to add in pegboard(s) on the bare wall surfaces. Pegboards can span an entire wall or a fraction of the surface and can accommodate all things that lack or disrupt organized storage space. Apart from acting as an additional storage space in the tiny contemporary kitchen, these could also be a solution to reach your essentials easily and way faster. Just add in a pop of color in kitchen or texture to your pegboard and bam, you have a statement piece for your kitchen as well.

One can club the pegboards with magnetic strips or panels to store things like knives, magnetized containers, etc. to save on the cabinet space.

Kitchen Pegboard

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6. Rods, Hooks, and Baskets to the Rescue - Contemporary Kitchen Design

In the dream kitchen, there is an ample space over the counter that is generally left unused or under-utilized. One of the hacks to use this space is by installing rods along the length of the wall and add to it hooks, cans and baskets. These can then be used to keep the essentials, spices, vegetables, cutters, mugs, ladles, so on and so forth. These add-ons, apart from being clever solutions for storage also add in a flavor of zing to your tiny kitchen. Thus making it a plus on storage as well as that needed personal touch.

The rods can be installed between two pillars, walls or can be suspended from the ceiling to hang miscellaneous things. These also act as focal points for a tiny kitchen apart from storage areas.

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7 Fitted Kitchens - Drawer Dividers

Drawers are easiest to operate and the most difficult to maintain. These form a great part of our kitchen storage spaces, therefore it is of utmost importance to use the space efficiently and ingeniously. For the same reason, one can think about using kitchen drawer dividers. The drawer space could be efficiently divided in various ways. One can use divisions according to the cutlery one has or can install pegs or studs according to the crockery size to stack it neatly. This helps in reducing the clutter as well as efficient use of the space.

Kitchen Drawer Divider

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Aforementioned ways are but clever hacks to solve the storage issues in your tiny kitchen. One can either go in for professional help or make it a ‘do it yourself’ project to boost the storage space for all the items in the tiny kitchen. Whatever come may, we are always short on space when it comes to storing the utilities and necessities in our kitchens. This leads to a kitchen full of clutter and confusion. Therefore, to marginally solve the problem, the article enlists clever storage solutions to deal with the dearth of space and create more space on the go. One needs to put on their thrifty hats on to utilize that extra nth inch of a space in the kitchen in an organized and aesthetical manner. After all, a kitchen should look like one, and not give an impression of a storehouse.

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