Like most New Yorkers, I’m somewhat… lacking in kitchen space. Which is to say, my kitchen is also my dining room, and I share it with two other people. So I’ve grown accustomed to making the most of my space, using just a little ingenuity to cram just as much as I can in it. Presented below: four basic tiny kitchen strategies you can employ with a little help from our Shop.
Stack ‘Em Up!
With limited kitchen and counter space, I’ve become very practiced in figuring out which kitchen items can fit neatly in other, larger ones. That’s why I love nesting bowls, those little kitchen teams that give you a lot to work with, but tuck themselves neatly away in a small space. These ones are great for storing and microwaving, meaning a whole lot fewer things you need to have stashed away in the first place.
Do Double Duty
It’s always good to have more than one talent—especially when you’re a kitchen item taking up valuable counter space. That’s why this dish rack is such a delight: Its basin is removable, letting you essentially double your washing-up room.
One thing to remember in making the most of your kitchen (or any room) is that you’re working with three dimensions. Hanging stuff on the wall lets it double as decor—why shouldn’t your decor earn its keep, after all? One colorful solution is hanging your onions, garlic, and any other hardy, ready-for-its-closeup food on the wall when it’s not in use. It’s rustic, and hey, it looks darn nice.
Get a move on
Of course, there’s a lotta stuff you can use in any room in your house—meaning, in other words, you can use them in the kitchen when you need them there, then banish ’em back from whence they came. This potato basket can double as a container for virtually anything—towels! toilet paper!—when it’s not working in the culinary realm.
Check out more space solutions here—and happy tiny-kitchening!
Do you have a small-ish kitchen? How do you make the most of it?