It is awesome to have a super luxurious big kitchen. It is every cook’s dream to have a spacious and organised kitchen. But, space is a luxury and many do not have a huge kitchen. You can use these hacks to optimise your kitchen space and make it seem more spacious and clean. I have been using these hacks for a long time and honestly, they are a little hard to get used to in a different setting. However, you will find it to be more efficient as you use them. Today I bring you 9 storage hacks that will optimise your kitchen. Follow these kitchen hacks for much more efficient use of space and fast-paced cooking.
1. Using functional decor | kitchen hacks
If you have some designer or vintage cooking pans or also even pots in the kitchen, showcase them as a decor item instead of locking them away on the shelf. Personally, I hang my grandma’s cast-iron pan on the kitchen wall. However, I use the iron cast pan on a regular basis so, it is easy for me to just grab it off the wall when I need it. Moreover, it makes a stunning vintage decor piece. Do you have any vintage or old pans? Do not think more. Grab a wall hanger and hang them on a wall of your kitchen to make it into a stunning functional decor piece.
2. Buy a rack for your condiments
Do not leave your condiments on a little shelf. Instead, buy a rack or make a rack and place it on the counter. Not only this makes the kitchen look more organised, but it will also showcase the condiment collection you have without your guests having to scout for it. It is also easily available and within reach when you need it. Moreover, I personally suggest going for transparent storage containers that you can find in Ikea or any home decor shops nearby.
3. Get a tension rod | kitchen hacks
Do not leave all your kitchen cleaning equipment laying under your sink. Instead, get a tension rod. It is a rod placed between two walls and is used to hold weights. You can find tension rods in different colours in your nearest handy store. Just get one and attach it under your sink. You can use this rod to hang your dish soap, counter cleaner and waste clothe to clean there.
4. Get yourself a small kitchen spice storage
I strongly suggest using small glass containers and labelling them. Use a storage rack to arrange your spice mix. It is not only aesthetically pleasing but also really efficient. You can use any type of organising Gare to organise your spices but I insist on using transparent jars to showcase all the different types of spices in your kitchen.
5. Get a pullout chopping board
Pullout chopping boards are perfect for small kitchens as they allow a decent amount of extra kitchen counter space with a very small footprint. And a pull-out cutting board is perfect for food prep, cookbooks and also for extra storage. Plus, when you are done, you can simply slide it back into the cabinet.
6. Install kitchen cabinet roll outs
A shortage of storage space in kitchen cabinets would sour anyone in need of maximum stowaway room. Kitchen cabinet rollouts give additional capacity to cabinets and make it easier to find items so you can smile while you snack.
7. Use file folders to organise your kitchen essentials
File folders can be used for more than just organising papers and files. They can also be used for organization in your kitchen. We filled file folders up with the clutter that normally barricades the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Place all of your kitchen cleaning supplies into file folders, putting the most frequently used items towards the front. This kitchen organising hack is so easy and satisfying!
8. Store your kitchen knives using a knife board
If you do not have a knife board, you can just buy one from Ikea or even make one.
Display your kitchen cutlery in style with this handsome knife block. It’s fast, easy and fun to build, and includes a 6-in.-wide storage box for a knife sharpener.
To build one, you only need a 3/4-in. x 8-in. x 4-ft. hardwood board and a 6-in. x 6-1/2-in. piece of 1/4-in. hardwood plywood to match.
Begin by cutting off a 10-in. length of the board and setting it aside. Rip the remaining 38-in. board to 6-in. wide and cut five evenly spaced saw kerfs 5/8 in. deep along one face. Then Crosscut the slotted board into four 9-in. pieces and glue them into a block, being careful not to slop glue into the saw kerfs (you can clean them out with a knife before the glue dries). Saw a 15-degree angle on one end and screw the plywood piece under the angled end of the block.
Cut the 6-1/2-in. x 3-in. lid from the leftover board, and slice the remaining piece into 1/4-in.-thick pieces for the sides and end of the box. then glue them around the plywood floor. Cut a rabbet on three sides of the lid so it fits snugly on the box and drills a 5/8-in. hole for a finger pull. Then just add a finish and you’re set for years of happy carving!
9. Get a chalk board
If you want to make your kitchen look really aesthetically pleasing, just put a blackboard on the kitchen counter. f you’re someone who likes to keep a running grocery list or piles of clipped recipes and coupons in your kitchen, then you might want to consider adding a coat of chalkboard paint to one of your walls. This idea allows you to get rid of the paper and pen clutter by utilizing wall space and chalk as your new canvas. If you’re nervous about committing to painting an entire wall, try just painting a small section of it. Or, simply hang a chalkboard for notes and other great kitchen storage ideas.
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