5 Small Kitchen Ideas for Storage

With the growing population and expanding cities, the space that we have in UK for affordable housing is rapidly falling down a slippery slope. That means that our houses and flats are becoming more compact too, but who’s to say that it’s a bad thing.

I’ve put together five small kitchen storage ideas to help you make the most of your space.

1. Use All Cupboard Space

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First thing’s first. Make sure that you get the most use out of your cupboards. It’s really easy to forget to use space inside to its full potential and the corner cupboards are the main culprits for that. I know that it can be hard to get anything from the very back so there are things you can buy, or make even, to help eliminate that problem – like a rotating cupboard shelf for example.

2. Hang It Up

small kitchen ideas shelves and organisation hanging it up

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Unlike the cupboard space, we see our kitchen walls day after day yet the space still seems to be forgotten. So, hang up the things that you might use most because they’ll be right there when you need them, plus you’ll be saving space in your kitchen drawers. As it’s the most visible area though, I’d recommend showing off a collection of pans perhaps or an exotic utensil set from last year’s holiday.

3.Sort that Rubbish

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CP Kitchen Components

I don’t know about you but I have so many types of rubbish these days. The government encourages us to recycle biodegradable off-cuts, then there’s plastics and glass and paper and cardboard and goodness knows what else! So, recently I’ve encountered a few cool and very modern bins that have separators. As far as I understand is that it helps you keep on top of your rubbish without taking up so much space in the kitchen – that’s right, I no longer have to use every corner of my kitchen for the different waste of my day to day life. SCORE!

4. Pull It Out

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CP Kitchen Components

Pull-out storage is essential is a small kitchen. It’s just easy to use and is out of the way when you don’t need it. Perfect for those conserves, sauces and kitchen utensils that you need week after week. Luckily these come in all shapes and sizes and can practically be fitted in anywhere, like under the sink and if you have a super long yet thin cabinet.

5. Organisation

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Be in under the sink or on shelves, the best cure for a small kitchen is to be clever about using the area that you have. Think about what you’re trying to hide or show off or what pieces of kitchen equipment or accessories you’d like to organise and group those together.

I love DIY, so I’d definitely think about it adding baskets and racks to save space and fit everything in. Simply hammering a few nails can sometimes do the trick so I’ve put together a Pinterest board for small kitchen storage ideas that’s full of cute ideas to help save space and shows how it can still look great at the same time too.

 

I’ve partnered up with CP Kitchen Components to bring you these useful ideas for making the most out of small kitchens and hope you’ve found it useful!

What would you recommend for a small kitchen?

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Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

2 Comments

  • July 15, 2015

    Sara

    These are great ideas. Makes me dream of having my own flat again 🙂

  • July 15, 2015

    winnie

    Saving these ideas for my dream home!!