Your apartment kitchen may be cramped, but there are different ways you can improve its space and functionality. All it takes is getting a little crafty. Here are 6 tips to make the most out of your apartment kitchen.
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- Prioritize Space – Find a place to store items in your kitchen that you use infrequently. Get small or bulky appliances you don’t use often, such as your blender or toaster, off the kitchen counter in order to free up more space. Only bring them out when you need them, making sure you put them away after using them. Also store big platters or fine china that you only use for when company comes over. A good place to stash your extra stuff is in baskets above your cabinets or out of the kitchen in more spacious areas.
- Add Extra Storage Space – This is where you can start getting creative. Try thinking of out-of-the-box ways to use any available space you can to store your kitchen items. A great idea is to think about using your walls. Simply use a pegboard on the wall to hang your things on or place a magnetic knife holder on the wall to hold your knives. Walls are the perfect spot for hanging pots and tools that are used frequently as well.
- Purge Your Kitchen – Although you may of heard this already, purging or decluttering is the best way to maximize space. Go through your kitchen and get rid of old spices or unused bottles or containers to free up space. Don’t forget to clean out your fridge too! Things stay a lot cleaner and more spacious when you get rid of unused items.
- Avoid Dark Colors – Clean and light colors on the wall will make any small space appear bigger. This includes not only emphasizing the light color on the wall, but by emphasizing the windows for more natural light. Well-lit kitchens will look much roomier than a dark one.
- Clean, Clean, Clean – It is crucial to clean your apartment kitchen as you go. Otherwise you end up letting things sit on the kitchen counter, taking up too much valuable space. Piles of dishes, pots and pans can quickly cause chaos and throw off your efforts. Try reducing the amount of things you get dirty, which in turn will reduce the number or kitchen items you use, as well as the amount of space you take up.
- Islands – If you have the room, include an island in your kitchen. They are a great way to add counter space and storage. They also double as a great place to eat. If you decide to go for it, pick an island with room underneath for stools, so they can be hidden when not in use.
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With these simple tips, you will easily make the most out of your apartment kitchen. However, if you’re looking for an apartment with spacious floor plans, look no further than Woodmont Ridge in Allentown, PA. We offer luxurious one and two-bedroom floor plans with sleek kitchens consisting of beautiful, quartz countertops, contemporary cabinetry, tile backsplash, and energy efficient stainless steel appliances. For more information call (855)-826-8255 and visit us today!