Let’s be honest — no matter how much kitchen space you have, it never seems to be enough. This is a universal issue that every avid home cook has, but thankfully we are here to change that! Not everyone can afford a massive kitchen overhaul, which is why coming up with smart and easy storage solutions that you can implement in your existing kitchen is key. Today, we have a look at 5 ingenious kitchen storage solutions that are sure to help you heave a sigh of relief, so read on to find out more!
If you’re a baking fanatic who just loves whipping up cakes, meringues and all things sweet, then you probably already own a KitchenAid stand mixer. If space is a limited luxury, ensuring that your mixer doesn’t take up too much space on your counter is essential. Thankfully, there is a simple and easy way to hide your stand mixer with minimal effort. All you have to do is simply tuck your mixer under an upper cabinet and you will be able to keep it out of sight until the baking bug bites once again. Other options include storing your mixer in a pull out drawer or an appliance garage to free up as much counter space as possible. This may seem like a small change, but you’ll be amazed at how much it truly opens up your counter space and gives you more room for tasks such as chopping and serving!
Sick and tired of hundreds of spice bottles taking up precious space in your drawers and cupboards? Enter the magnetic spice holder. This inexpensive kitchen accessory is the perfect way to store your spices without hoarding a huge amount of space. Designed with magnetic bases, these handy storage containers with see through lids not only allow you to reach for your spice of choice instantly, but also attach themselves to your fridge or magnetic knife holder, thus freeing up a ton of cupboard space for other bits and bobs!
When it comes to kitchen utensils, spatulas and other gadgets such as can openers, organising can become a nightmare. Most people simply chuck these items in a drawer, only to spend ages looking for what they need amongst the mess. The solution? Put those repurposed mason jars to good use. Mason jars double up as the perfect utensil caddies that keep all your cooking apparatus in one place and in easy reach. If you want to take this idea one step further, you could even consider a home DIY project to create your own show stopping mason jar organiser. Smart storage doesn’t have to cost a bomb!
If your kitchen is lacking an island, you don’t have to spend big bucks on a huge kitchen overhaul. Thankfully, there are a ton of portable kitchen islands on the market now, making it easier than ever to add additional counter space and storage to even the tiniest of kitchens. For just a few hundred dollars, you can buy a portable kitchen island that comes with drawers, a wine rack and an ample amount of space to store items such as chopping boards, utensils, pots and pans.
Last but not least, looking for space to store your myriad of pots of dracaena varieties and pans? Look no further than the handy pegboard. A pegboard is a flexible storage space that will make full use of your bare walls that are just crying out to be utilised. A pegboard is inexpensive, easy to install and can hold items such as pots, indoor plant hangers, pans, canisters or even small pots of fresh herbs that you can easily grow in the kitchen. Free up tons of cupboard and drawer space with a kitchen pegboard that isn’t just functional but also adds a whim of urban chic to any kitchen space.
When it comes to maximising your kitchen storage space, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. With a little creativity, imagination and a trip to your local DIY store, you’ll be able to double if not triple the amount of storage space you have.