When most people have to cut corners when it comes to their home, they usually pick the kitchen. Yes, it is good to have a decently sized one, but you can make do with a small space as well. At least that is what you tell yourself when you consider packing your plastic moving boxes and moving to your otherwise perfect new place.
That is all fine, but the truth is that if you spend enough time in the kitchen, you may actually get frustrated if it is too small. But what can you do? Should you just move to another place and make compromises on something else? Or should you find a way to deal with your current one. Don’t worry, we are here to give you some advice on how to thrive in a small kitchen without going crazy!
Tip #1: Cut Down The Unnecessary
Most people tend to hoard stuff. Perhaps you got tricked into buying some cutlery that you never use. Or you have tons of plates and bowls from different sets that you keep just in case. Or you have 20 sets of utensils, because… even you don’t know why.
As sad as it is, most people have a lot of unnecessary things around their home and that includes the kitchen as well. One thing that will do you well, especially with a small space, is to go around and figure if you have used something in the last year or so. If you have not, it is time to say goodbye to it.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to throw stuff away or donate it, you can just keep it in the storage facilities of your home. Think about it – if you only use it once a year (or even less frequently, to be honest) you don’t need it to be someplace handy. So stash it up, until you completely forget about it, and you will see that you actually never use it.
Tip #2: You Don’t Need Tons Of Appliances
While kitchen appliances and utilities can make your life much easier, the truth is that we often buy into infomercials and ads about stuff we don’t really need. You already have an electric whisker, do you need another one? Sure, it has double whiskers, but you were doing just fine with your old one.
You can take this concept and apply it to everything. Actually, nowadays there are kitchen appliances, which combine many functions into one single device. Worth it, right? You can now save up on tons of space, instead of wasting it just for things that don’t get all that much usage.
Tip #3: Organize Your Cupboards Intelligently
Organization is key when it comes to small spaces. This is why you need to think, before you cram everything into the cupboards, hoping that it will somehow sort itself out. It won’t. But if you are intelligent about it, you can actually turn that small kitchen into quite the handy place.
Labeling, sorting by size, figuring out how to make the most out of the little space you have – all of that will contribute to a much better looking kitchen, even if it is small.