Maximize Your Counter SpaceMarch 5, 2019
There are few problems in the kitchen more frustrating than not having enough counter space. Even the largest kitchen counters can be cluttered with appliances, ingredients and different supplies needed for cooking your family a meal. Here at Perry Homes, we have some tips and tricks to help you have enough room to keep your counters clutter-free.
Prioritize Your Appliances
While it may seem convenient to keep many of your appliances on the kitchen counter, they take up a lot of extra room that would otherwise be used for meal preparation. Take a look at the appliances you currently have sitting on your kitchen counter and carefully analyze how often you use them. For machines that get daily use, such as a coffee maker, it may not be worth the effort to put it away after every use. However, the spiralizer and waffle press could probably be placed in their own spaces for the majority of the time.
Utilize Your Walls and Ceilings
The majority of kitchen utensils have a notch in the handle that makes them perfect for hanging from ceilings or walls. You can either buy wall hangers pre-made or utilize different DIY techniques to make them yourself. Whether you decide to buy one or create your own, there is a variety of different styles that you can use to fit your specific needs and kitchen aesthetic.
In a similar manner, you can also hang pots, pans and other accessories from your ceiling. While these ceiling-mounted racks can be slightly more difficult to install than wall hangings, they offer more stability and allow you to hang heavier items on them. Depending on the height of your ceiling and size of your room, you can customize your hanging to your own needs.
Rolling Carts Come in Handy
If you find yourself running low on kitchen counter space, consider getting a rolling cart to store your extra accessories. Rolling carts offer extra shelves that can store everything from small utensils to large dishes on their shelves. If you really want to save space, consider investing in a rolling cart with a butcher-block top. A butcher-block top allows you to use this space for food preparation and eliminate the need for a large, butcher-block board elsewhere in your kitchen. The other nice thing about a rolling cart is that they can always be moved from room to room. If you find yourself needing more space to move around in the kitchen, simply roll your cart out into the dining room until you are finished.
Pull Out Surfaces
Pull out shelves and chopping boards are the perfect way to save extra space without adding unnecessary bulk to your kitchen. Simply pull out the accessory that you need, use it, clean it and put it back. There is no unnecessary clean-up or wandering around your kitchen desperately trying to find an area for your cutting board or other accessories to hide away in.