How to add more storage space in your small kitchen?
22 Jul 2020

How to Add Extra Storage Space to a Small Kitchen

Many of our customers are living the city life in Toronto and live in smaller spaces. While there are many benefits of living in such an exciting city, sometimes not having enough kitchen space can be a downside. However, with some creative tips, you can maximize how you use your kitchen. With all the organization products out there, you can make any amount of space work. Here is how you can add extra storage space to a small kitchen.

Install a Wall for Your Pots

Adding a pot gallery wall can be an attractive look if you want to save space and add a decorative flair. Find a place in your home where the pots fit in, and it’ll seem like you intentionally tailored the look. A bonus is that you can use any free wall, not just ones near your kitchen.

Add Pot Rails 

To continue to enhance how you utilize your pots, you can add pot rails. These function to create more space so you can organize paper towel racks, oven mitts, your spice rack, or anything else that’s getting in the way and creating clutter.

Utilize Cabinet Space 

Kitchen cabinets can be utilized in multiple ways. You can store your serving items or appliances in them, as well as specialty items like wine, beverages, and coffee grounds.

Meanwhile, rods are an excellent tool to add to your cabinets. By using rods, you can divide spaces in your current cabinets so you can better organize all your items, like cutting boards or serving trays.

While you’re at it, you can use the bottom part of your cabinets to add hooks or magnets so you can hang items. You can even add rails to your cabinets’ side, creating more space for your smaller devices and items.

Maximize Every Nook and Cranny 

If you’re looking for other solutions for creating space in your kitchen, you can add shelving. You can find room in every nook and cranny, like corners above doorways, for instance. Then, you’re able to display items where you have trouble finding space, like cookbooks or fine china.

Unique Methods: A Tiered Dessert Tray for Storage 

If you own a tiered dessert tray, you can use it in ways you’ve never thought of before. Instead of housing sweets on them, you can add some items like knick-knacks or baking goods to go with the theme.

How to Organize Drawers

Organizing drawers properly can make a remarkable difference in how you maximize your kitchen space. One tip you may not know is that if you arrange things in your drawer diagonally, it will create more room. There are a couple of options here: either you buy a specific organizer or DIY. You have more freedom to use the space in your kitchen by organizing in a diagonal direction. 

Also, if you have the budget for kitchen renovations, toe kick drawers are handy in any kind of space. This type of drawer takes an unused area and turns it into a place to store your goods. It is also slim in design, so it won’t impact the aesthetic of your newly designed kitchen. Some pieces of equipment that get stored in toe kick drawers include pans, pantry items, and dish towels.

Put Unused Items into Storage

If you’ve followed the previously mentioned tips and are still struggling to make room, go through all your items and get rid of anything you don’t use. Alternatively, if you have valuable or sentimental items, like fine china or heirlooms, that are taking up space in your kitchen, you can rent a nearby storage unit to store them. Many of our Toronto customers at Jiffy Self-Storage choose us to store their kitchen items, as it provides them more convenience to work in a small space while feeling rest assured that their belongings are secure. 

Now that you have some tools to get started, feel free to get as creative as you’d like to maximize your small kitchen. You can even get ideas from Pinterest or elsewhere online to see how others are using their space.

At Jiffy Self-Storage, we want our Toronto customers to be as comfortable as possible in their homes. We know that small spaces can get cluttered quickly, and we want to give you peace of mind. Our storage facilities are secure and use climate control so that your possessions remain damage-free.

If you are an avid reader of Toronto Life, then you’ll be pleased to know that our excellent services are why we were voted as Toronto’s best storage company by that magazine.

City life can get expensive quickly. We consider this and offer the most competitive prices while maintaining quality. Be aware of storage facilities that provide pricing that is too low, as they may sacrifice security measures or be located in an area that is more prone to break-ins. Our team has a combined experience of 35 years, so we know how the process works better than anyone, and have the necessary accreditations to operate successfully. 

Get in Touch with Jiffy Self-Storage 

We love speaking with our current or prospective customers. If you are looking for storage for your kitchen items, get in touch with us, and we’ll answer any questions you might have, or offer a free quote to get you set up right away. We pride ourselves on providing convenient service, so call us today to find out more. Give us a call at 416-745-4339 or fill out the contact form on our website. We are excited to work with you to create more room in your small space.

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