A lot of people tend to overlook the fact that a kitchen is also there for storage purposes, as well as for preparing and cooking food. One of the biggest complaints that people have about their kitchens, especially if they move to a new home, is the fact that the kitchen is lacking in suitable storage space. Nevertheless, even if you have not moved to a new home that has a lack of storage space, your own existing kitchen may not have a lot of storage space. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take in order to increase your kitchen storage space. In this article, we will take a look at some of the solutions for adding extra kitchen storage space.
Reorganize and De-Clutter
In order to reclaim some space in your kitchen, you need to get rid of everything that you no longer use, or do not belong there in the first place. If there are a few items that you simply cannot bear to throw away, find another storage place for it, such as a basement or attic, even the garden shed. Just make sure that it is somewhere else other than taking up room in your kitchen that could be put to better use.
An additional way to free up space in your kitchen is to reorganize your kitchen cabinets. One method is to remove dry foods from their sometime bulky containers and store them in purpose bought storage canisters. Ingredients such as pasta, flour, sugar and coffee grounds can be removed from their packaging and placed in airtight containers. Not only will you be freeing up space, but your ingredients will last longer.
Investing in Extra Storage Systems and Islands
If you really are struggling to find extra storage space in your kitchen, you should consider the benefits of adding extra storage. A quick search of the internet will show you a number of a companies that are able to provide contemporary kitchen solutions, such as carousels and shelves that pull out.
If space is a problem, but on the other hand you have a lot of floor space in your kitchen, you should consider installing a kitchen island. A kitchen island is a free standing addition to your kitchen, which as its name suggests, sits in the middle of the floor. The great thing about kitchen islands is that not only do you get extra storage space but you will also get extra countertop space, or you can even add an extra sink or appliance.