Increasing Kitchen Space Without Playing ‘Cabinet Tetris’

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The last thing any of us wish to do when starting to cook a meal is fighting with our drawers and cabinets, as well as digging into the bottom of our pantries and storing cupboards for access to the tools we need to make a particular meal. That said, when kitchen and surface space is limited, sometimes it can be tough to keep everything we want to hand.

However, oftentimes, playing ‘cabinet Tetris,’ which is constantly reorienting and battling with the stored appliances and kitchen tools within your home, can get old quickly and may even lead to you experiencing harm from a falling air fryer or unco-operative toaster.

Thankfully, no matter how humble your kitchen, there are some ways by which you can improve its space or at least the utility within which you interface with that space. In this post, then, we’ll discuss a few measures you can use outside of storing everything away between each meal, saving you time, energy, and daily enthusiasm to cook. 

Without further ado, let’s get started:

Reposition Your Kitchen Table

It may be that positioning your kitchen table, or a side table within your kitchen space can give you a little more surface area on which to chop vegetables or prepare certain foods in bowls before you bring them over to the main surface area. Not all kitchens have huge amounts of room to deal with, and so making do with integrating the dining and kitchen space for cooking needs could be a very real and worthwhile compromise, provided you clean up properly.

Restore Your Kitchen Cabinet Design

Custom kitchen cabinets that open at the corner of a fixture, or provide you with more space upon opening the door (easily getting out of your way), as well as removing the handle necessities, instead opting for a push-open panel design, all of these measures can help your kitchen stand out again as a beautiful, renovated environment while offering enhanced utility regarding your day to day management of storage. This is especially true of drawers or cupboards that open diagonally, perhaps in order to store wine bottles or cutlery. An investment like this can potentially unlock more and more space within that area, then, which is impressive to say the least.

Wall-Mount & Shelf-Mount Certain Fixtures

A few extra shelves or making use of your wall space can help free up some storage from the main surface area of your kitchen for the better. For instance, integrating a wall-mounted spice rack can give you easy access to all of your herbs and spices without having to take up a long wall at the back of your open surface. The same goes for placing an eggs basket on your shelf, or even integrating new shelving units on the inside of your pantry. This way, you can more reliable store things in a visually appealing manner, without having to fight for access to them.

With this advice, we hope you can enjoy more or more useful kitchen space without having to fight just to cook with your appliances.