Your kitchen isn’t just a place to cook your meals, it is also a social space where you can enjoy time with your family and friends.
That’s why it’s so important that all your equipment has its own dedicated place to keep the kitchen tidy and organised.
Experts argue that without sufficient storage, kitchens will fail to function in terms of making it easier to cook or host social events. Here are our tips on how to begin implementing storage into your kitchen.
First things first, have a big sort through of all your existing equipment or produce. If you have a load of rusty and unnecessary equipment – get rid of it!
It’s likely that your old kitchenware is doing nothing to encourage you to cook. Empty all your cupboards of produce that have been sitting around for months, give it a good clean and tidy them up.
Now you will be aware of what you have and what space is available. That way, you can decide what needs to be bought and begin thinking about how you can optimise your existing space.
A trendy way to make use of vertical space is to add shelving onto your walls. By filling your shelves with kitchen items, you will clear counter top space meaning you will have an inviting area encouraging you to cook.
This will avoid the build-up of clutter, whilst also offering a stylish finish and a chance to show off your most attractive kitchenware.
Hanging your equipment
Keeping in theme with making use of vertical space, why not consider hanging up some of your kitchenware by installing hooks?
This means you can have easy access to frequently used items such as frying pans and knives.
This also gives you a chance to showcase your equipment if it’s particularly ‘state of the art’!
Dividers and trays
Dividers and organising trays will help compartmentalise your kitchen so you know where your items are at any given time.
You are more likely to want to use your equipment if you can easily find it. A good way to do this is by making use of nooks in your kitchen where you could store chopping boards, for example.
Rolling shelves are a great way to optimise your space if you find yourself struggling to store all your food. They work by rolling out when opening a cupboard door, and come in a range of designs.
They are perfect for accessing frequently used items – such as cereal bars for the kids’ packed lunches or a packet of crisps.
They will also help free up space so you can see what is at the back of your cupboard without having to sort through numerous items.
By following these tips, you can create a better functioning kitchen where you will actually enjoy spending your time.