Whether you’ve got a cramped kitchen space or simply like keeping things neat and tidy, space-saving utensils and accessories can really turn a kitchen from good to great. There’s something satisfying about seeing a well-organised space where everything you need is available, yet nothing feels too cramped or busy.
If you’re currently looking to save space in your kitchen, we’re here to help. IN this brief guide, we are going to cover five of the best places to start when looking to save space in your kitchen, covering everything from utensil storage to where you should keep your favourite bottles of wine. With any luck, by the end, you’ll be inspired to find the perfect addition to your home.
Corner Wine Rack
To start with, for the wine lovers out there, a corner wine rack is an absolute necessity. Wine racks come in all shapes and sizes, as do wine collections, but often, they are designed to hold tens or hundreds of bottles at a time. Even smaller wine racks for more conventional use can be cumbersome, taking up space on a countertop or wall.
What people often forget is that wine racks are some of the only kitchen additions which you can place in a corner and have them not just look okay but actually look good. Corner wine racks offer a stylish and unique storage solution which impresses visitors whilst also saving space. They’re a win-win!
Wall-Mounted Spice Racks
Walls are some of the most under-utilised areas of the kitchen environment. Usually, any spare wall after the cupboards are in place is used to artwork or trinkets but that is invaluable storage space with the right accessory added. One of the best solutions to using this space is the inclusion of a wall-mounted spice rack.
Herbs and spices can be incredibly space-intensive because you often have to store lots of different glass containers, rather than being able to just lump it all into a single jar. Getting a dedicated space for these containers and placing it on the wall frees up valuable cupboard space, making more room for crockery, ceramics or kitchen appliances.
Nested Crockery, Mason Jars and Storage Containers
Nested kitchen equipment is always the way to go. Bowls, plates, mason jars and storage containers can all be designed to fit within one-another, preventing the need for stacking them and therefore, reducing the chance of them falling and breaking. Fortunately, there are a host of different nested crockery options on the market from luxury choices to more affordable alternatives.
Whenever you’re next adding to your kitchen equipment, keep an eye out for nested alternatives that will let you store more in a smaller space.
Magnetic Knife and Utensil Bar
Finally, consider the viability of a magnetic knife holder. Magnetic storage spaces are minimalist and make use of often-wasted wall space. In addition, if your kitchen knives are stored on the wall, they aren’t taking up space in a drawer or a knife block on the countertop.
The other major advantage of a magnetic knife bar is that they are versatile. You don’t have to stick to just knives being stored there; plenty of other metal utensils can be placed on a knife bar, especially if you’re in the middle of cooking and need to put something down without making a mess. The only thing to keep in mind is that this may not be the best option for families with young children.
Hopefully, this has inspired you to think about your kitchen space in a slightly different way. With some intelligent design choices, it’s easy to turn a slightly cluttered mess into a peaceful, well-organised haven.