Frustrated With Your Small Kitchen?

If you are frustrated with your small kitchen, you are not alone. This is something that a lot of homeowners need to contend with today. However, this is not something you need to simply accept. A lot of homeowners are not making the most of their kitchen, making it feel even smaller and more frustrating. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make your small kitchen more functional, comfortable and enjoyable.

tired of your small kitchen - these tips will help

Replace Your Appliances

There is little denying that appliances tend to take up the vast majority of space in any kitchen. By changing your appliances, you can make your kitchen feel a lot more efficient and bigger in size. If you don’t feel you can downsize any of your appliances, have you consider looking for dual-purpose appliances instead? You can find some great examples of appliances like this at toasthq.com. This means you will be able to carry out numerous tasks, such as various styles of cooking, yet you won’t need as much floor space.

Let There Be Light

One of the reasons why your kitchen may be frustrating is because it feels dark and dingy. It is important to let as much natural light into your kitchen as possible. Of course, you may feel that this is an impossible task. After all, you don’t want to start knocking your windows down! However, by investing in reflective surfaces and placing a mirror in your kitchen, you can open up the space and make it feel bigger and more welcoming. Aside from this, you should also make sure that there are various sources of lighting in your kitchen. Merely relying on a harsh overhead is not enough. Under cabinet lighting can be especially beneficial, as it does not take up much space and it enables you to prepare food more effectively.

Get Rid of Clutter

If you have a small kitchen, it can be very easy for clutter to build up because you feel like you have too many things for the amount of space you have available. However, by keeping your work surfaces clear and getting rid of clutter, you can make your kitchen much more enjoyable to be in. You can find more information on achieving this in one of our previous blog posts at lifeinahouse.net. If you cannot find the storage space you need in your kitchen, you should see if there are any other rooms in the house whereby there is a space for your kitchen items and utensils?

If you follow the tips that have been provided above, you should be able to get a lot more out of your small kitchen and it should feel a lot less frustrating too. From letting more natural daylight in to looking for dual-purpose appliances, a few small changes can go a very long way.

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  1. Ever since I practiced minimalism I’ve tried to have items that have multiple uses. For example, instead of having a toaster oven and a microwave oven, I’ve opted for a microwave toaster oven that can function as both. It saves quite a bit of space in the kitchen.

    • I’ve been doing that as well Stacey! We live in an apartment and our kitchen is a rather small galley type kitchen so being able to save on my counter space is absolutely vital. I love the three-in-one toaster, coffee pot and griddle that I’ve seen at Target – and I’m going to look for a microwave/toaster oven as well. Where did you get yours at? Do you like the brand you purchased?

  2. Ever since I practiced minimalism I’ve tried to have items that have multiple uses. For example, instead of having a toaster oven and a microwave oven, I’ve opted for a microwave toaster oven that can function as both. It saves quite a bit of space in the kitchen.

    • I’ve been doing that as well Stacey! We live in an apartment and our kitchen is a rather small galley type kitchen so being able to save on my counter space is absolutely vital. I love the three-in-one toaster, coffee pot and griddle that I’ve seen at Target – and I’m going to look for a microwave/toaster oven as well. Where did you get yours at? Do you like the brand you purchased?

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