You’ve probably seen the advertisements. You know, the ones that show a perfectly organised kitchen, with multitudes of storage space options, causing you to feel a violent level of envy that you didn’t think was possible regarding home design. However, what if we told you that there are a plethora of simple things you can actually do to revolutionise your kitchen life? From minor, DIY additions to more long-term improvements, Brentwood Kitchens, leaders in kitchen design have shared 7 simple hacks that will change the way you use your kitchen.
Use the inside of cabinet doors
Even in the tiniest of kitchens, there’s always a more efficient way we can utilise the space around us. Think outside the box, and look for places that you think could store even the smallest of items. For example, the inside of cabinet doors are a great place to put a narrow spice rack. Not only does this save space, but it saves your stress levels as well! Never again will you be hunting for that elusive thyme or sneaky cinnamon.
Install proper lighting
Effective, good quality lighting injects the feeling of openness into any space. Make sure you’ve installed energy-efficient bulbs that will last the distance. Look at the darkest areas of your kitchen: do they need to be lightened? Invest in lighting that reaches all the important parts. A lighter, brighter kitchen not only increases the appearance space, but it also gives off a positive, happier vibe.
Cutting board over the sink
Another great kitchen hack is to install your cutting board to sit over your sink. Not only does this save space, but it’s also much safer to have a solid, built-in cutting board that won’t move. Furthermore, the scraps and skins of your chopped goods will now conveniently fall straight into the sink – instead of on your kitchen floor!
Hang pots and pans from the ceiling
Not only is the whole concept of hanging pots and pans from the ceiling a fantastic way to improve spatial storage, it also looks very attractive. Reminiscent of a trendy restaurant, hanging your cooking utensils also means you’ll never be searching for equipment again. If you own it, it’ll be right there in front of you!
Add a kitchen island
If you’ve got some negative space to work with in the middle of your kitchen, consider designing a kitchen island for storage and/or cooking purposes. A kitchen island can bring some added functionality and organisation to your kitchen, as it can serve as both a place to eat as well as an extra storage space.
Keep your rubbish bin odour-free
There’s nothing worse than a kitchen that smells like rotten food or trash. However, there is a life hack you can try to make sure that your bin stays smelling neutral. Hose down your garbage can, dry it, and then sprinkle a few tablespoons of baking soda on the bottom to keep it stink-free. Voila!
Simple kitchen renovations
Although it can be wonderfully fruitful to work with the current kitchen you’ve got, sometimes you need little (or a lot of) renovations to maximise your space. If you’ve got an idea of what you want, or perhaps you just need some general advice, it’s essential that you contact the professionals.
For many households, the kitchen is where all your entertaining and eating is done. This means that not only do you want a clean kitchen for cooking, but you’ll also want space for having company over. These simple kitchen hacks will help you maximise your storage space, allowing you to keep your kitchen organised, attractive and effective.