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Space-Saving Tips for Your Kitchen

For the keen cooks and bakers out there, there’s no better place to be than the kitchen. Whether you’re tinkering with a new recipe, putting a new piece of kit through its paces or whipping up an old family favourite, it’s the best way to spend an afternoon. But if your kitchen space is more petite than plentiful, finding a place for all of your equipment and utensils can present a challenge.

If you’re struggling to fit all of your kit into your kitchen, don’t worry, because there are plenty of solutions out there that can save you space! With these handy space-saving tips, you can get the most out of your modestly-sized kitchen and cook in comfort.

Hang up your pots and pans

Pots and pans are awkwardly shaped things and take up a lot of space, especially when you store them in drawers or cupboards. Instead, why not invest in some butcher’s hooks and hang them up?

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Utilise the space under your shelf boards

Speaking of mason jars, why not screw up the lids under your shelf boards? It’s a brilliant way to maximise space while keeping your spices and condiments within easy reach.

Wield the power of wooden racks

It’s not just your pots and pans that can be hung up. Installing wooden racks on your walls allows you to stack your plates and bowls, too. Not only will it save space in your cupboards and drawers, but it lets you show off your precious chinaware!

Use the outside of your cupboards

The inside of your cupboards isn’t the only way you can utilise them. If your cupboard has a flat surface on its side that isn’t covered by anything, you could use this to install your own shelves, wire racks or hooks to store all kinds of kitchen appliances.

Magnetic storage on your fridge door

Much like the side of your cupboards (see above), if the side of your fridge is exposed, then you can utilise this to create extra storage space. Invest in some magnetic shelves or wire baskets, which can be used to hold any number of small kitchen ingredients or utensils.

Knives out

A knife block is a handy piece of kit, but in a small kitchen where every square inch counts, it can take up valuable space on your counter. A magnetic knife rack is a perfect way to store your knives without taking up space.

The more mason jars, the merrier

Declutter your kitchen by storing your goods in mason jars. You can use them to store fruit jams, spices, tea or dry goods, and they can even serve as handy juice or salad containers.

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Get some wheels

If you’re still struggling to fit everything into your kitchen and have a little floor space to spare, a kitchen cart is a convenient way to create extra storage space. You can use it to store cans, dry goods or fruit and veg. Best of all, it’s mobile, you can stash it neatly away in numerous locations.

Get In Touch

Interested in looking at some fantastic new kitchen designs? Pop down to one of D2F’s showrooms in Manchester or St Annes for a chat and browse our brilliant range of kitchens. Or you can get in touch with us at info@d2fkitchens.co.uk.