One of the most common complaints people have about their living space is that there’s not enough room, counter space or cupboards in their kitchen. Everything in their kitchen works properly but it’s a cluttered kitchen and they need space.
It doesn’t seem to matter how big the kitchen is or how many shelves we install there’s always more stuff than space. There are lots of ways to give yourself more space without doing a complete renovation.
Sometimes a cluttered kitchen just needs more organization to feel and see a difference. Adding a few cabinets or kitchen island with cupboards can do wonders for your kitchen counter organization.
Check out these great ideas on how to organize kitchen counters and cupboards to maximize your kitchen space.
New or Repurposed Cabinets
If you’re looking for more storage space to organize your cluttered kitchen you may want to add a few new cabinets.
An entire kitchen renovation can be pretty pricey with the typical kitchen remodel cost averaging about $22 000.
You don’t necessarily need a complete redo just to make more room. Adding a few cabinets can be a viable option for someone who needs more storage without tearing the entire kitchen apart to start over.
There are many economical options to give you more cupboard and cabinet space and give your kitchen a little spruce up. Adding cabinets doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all the old ones. You can mix and match or refinish old and new cabinets to give your kitchen a unique and beautiful new look that’s also functional.
An Island with Storage
If you have open floor space you can add a lot of storage capacity by choosing a kitchen island with storage. This will provide more counter space and allow you to store kitchen appliances, gadgets, and supplies.
This can help you get things off the counter and give you additional areas for meal prep, etc without having to clear some space.
A Cluttered Kitchen Could Use Hooks and Hanging Things
Adding some strategic hooks to your kitchen can also clear up some counter and drawer space.
The backsplash or above the stove are popular locations for hooks to hang cooking utensils, pans, cutting boards, knives, and more.
Hanging a rack over a kitchen island for all your pots, pans and cookware opens up a lot of space in drawers, cabinets, and cupboards.
Create a Pantry Area
Do you more space in another area of your home that isn’t being fully utilized. Create a pantry area in a closet or space in your basement.
Home hardware and building supply, Walmart and other stores carry cheap storage shelves that can be easily assembled and arranged in a corner of the basement or spare room. These can be used for food storage, small kitchen appliances and other kitchen accessories you would normally clutter your kitchen with.
Moving nonessentials out of the kitchen to an organized pantry area can help you declutter and organize your kitchen countertops and cabinets.
Many people ignore the potential of the space above or below their line of sight. Many cabinets have space between them and the ceiling. This can be a great place to store serving and baking dishes or small cooking appliances that are not used regularly.
If they’re too high for you to reach, there are many small foldable step ladders that would enable you to easily reach them when needed.
Shelves can be placed on wall space that isn’t used. You can always place a hangable organizer over a door or from a higher wall space to maximize its use. They can be used for spices, cooking utensils, napkins, etc and free up some cabinet room for larger things.
How Low Can You Go?
Many people use the bottom warming drawer of the stove to store pans, cooling racks, etc.
A magazine or letter rack can be used on the inside of cupboard doors to put pot lids or the lids of Tupperware and other food storage containers to help you easily organize your lids and more accessible.
Boxes, small tables or storage ottomans can be conveniently placed on the floor below a kitchen window to be able to use that bottom space to organize and declutter your kitchen and maximizing space that usually goes unused.
Let It Slide
Sliding cabinets and cupboards with sliding shelves or placing a tall sliding cupboard between the refrigerator and the wall can help you organize and declutter your kitchen counters and cabinets.
You’ll be able to reach everything and see what you have when you can pull the sliding shelf out and get a good look.
Use It or Lose It
Life has a tendency to get cluttered. As years go by and holidays come and go we end up with a lot of things in our homes, and kitchens in particular that we don’t really use.
Christmas gifts and mother’s day are filled with hand mixers and dehydrators and serving platters and vases that all end up shoved at the back of a cabinet collecting dust and taking up space.
Go through everything in your kitchen and if you haven’t used it in the last year then why let it clutter up the much-needed room in your kitchen. You could sell it on an online buy and sell webpage or hold a garage sale and declutter the whole house.
Recycle, upcycle and rehome things that are still good but not being used. If you’re replacing cabinets in the kitchen think about using your old ones in the garage, basement or rec room to help organize and declutter it.
Love Your Kitchen Again
Organizing your cluttered kitchen can make you fall in love with the space all over again.
The kitchen is often considered the center and heart of the home. It should be a place you love.
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