Do you find yourself regularly looking for items in your kitchen? Or are you out of space to store new items? Even the most spacious kitchens can typically use a little reorganizing to make sure the space is maximized. At Luxe Furniture & Design, we’re all about clean and orderly spaces, so we’ve rounded up 5 tips for maximizing the space in your kitchen.
Take inventory of what you use
Before tackling any organizational project, it’s important to assess your current situation and take inventory of what you really use. If there are bulky items that don’t get much use, it might be time to purge them.
Get rid of duplicates
Over the years, it’s easy to unintentionally accumulate duplicate kitchen items. If you have multiples of anything, consider keeping your favorite and donating the rest. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to find what you’re looking for when you don’t have to sift through as many utensils and kitchen gadgets.
Add shelves to lower cabinets
If you don’t utilize shelves, there’s often wasted space in lower cabinets. Adding even one shelf will maximize the space and give you more room to stack your items neatly. Most upper cabinets have sufficient shelving, but if yours don’t — consider adding some. Just make sure you store the items you don’t use as often on higher shelves since those items will be more difficult to access.
Utilize the inside of cabinet doors
The inside of your cabinet doors is also a great place to add a few hooks and hang miscellaneous items so they are out-of-sight, but easy to access. Think: kitchen towels, dish rags, bibs, spare keys, and even spices.
Invest in drawer inserts
It may feel like drawer inserts take up more room, but if used properly, they can actually help save space. Adding silverware inserts is an obvious solution, but consider also adding inserts to drawers for kitchen linens, spices, miscellaneous utensils, and even silverware or plates for children.
Whether you are a homeowner looking to sell your home or one wishing to stay put — these simple organization solutions for the kitchen will benefit you greatly. If we can help beautify your kitchen in any other way, stop in and see us!