Does Kitchen Size Matter?
My kitchen is 9.5 by 9.5 feet. It’s tiny. As in I often find myself saying to my husband, “Only one person is allowed in the kitchen at a time.” It’s a cheery place—red and sunny. I’ve definitely made it my space and I’ve figured out how to best maximize it.
Do I ever get kitchen envy? Honestly, yes. It really pains me to walk into someone’s home and see top of the line appliances, counters that stretch for miles, and then have them lean over and whisper, “I don’t even know how to cook.” Usually at that moment, I am scoping out their pantry space where I could potentially move in. So, until a kitchen remodeling show knocks on my door, I’m finding ways to maximize my space. Here are my favorite tips for organizing my small kitchen:
Kitchen Rack/Cart: A standing kitchen rack or cart provides extra counter space for food preparation and storage space for cooking utensils, cookware, children’s dishware, and reusable food storage containers. A tall kitchen rack that has space to hang hooks allows you to hang items like bags of fruit, cookware like pots and pans, hot pads and oven mits and even lunch bags. A tall rack may also have a top shelf for extra kitchen storage.
Peg Board: A Julia Child-inspired pegboard in your kitchen is not only cute; it provides much needed storage space for cookware in a small kitchen. Using different style peg hooks, you can hang pots and pans, fruit baskets as well as frequently used items like measuring cups, a meat thermometer, food scissors, labeling materials like tape and sharpies.
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This post was written by Alice Seuffert exclusively for BonBon Break Media, LLC.