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Improving Your Kitchen's Functionality


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Have you become frustrated with your kitchen? Do you hate nothing more than preparing dinner in the evening because you feel like you do not have enough space or that your kitchen is difficult to use? If this sounds familiar, you don’t need to bulldoze the room and start over again in order to achieve the kitchen you want. In fact, there are a number of different ways you can improve the functionality of your kitchen, as you will discover in more detail below.

Rethink your appliances – The first thing you need to do is assess the appliances, both large and small, you have in your kitchen at present. If you have appliances that are merely taking up space and gathering dust, get rid of them. You may be able to sell them for a bit of money, which can be used on sprucing up your kitchen. You should then consider whether to switch some of your current appliances. You can use this page to find out about some of dual appliances that are available, which will enable you to achieve more while taking up less space. Make sure you read plenty of reviews before parting with your cash!

Use your walls – Another way to enhance the functionality in your kitchen, especially if you have a small kitchen, is to use your walls. You can hang your pans and pots on the wall to gain some valuable storage space. Another benefit of this is that it makes your kitchen a lot more convenient, as you will always have the cooking tools you need within arms-length. After all, there is nothing more frustrating than constantly having to get things out of the cupboard to reach an item that you use every day. Of course, if you do decide to go down this route, you may want to get rid of any ugly pots and pans you have and buy a few new ones. Only own what you need.

Get rid of clutter – You will never be able to enjoy a fully functional kitchen if it is filled with clutter. It is important to take the required steps to get rid of ALL of the clutter in your kitchen. Everything in your kitchen should have a space. If it doesn’t, you either need to get rid of it or look for ways to create more space in your kitchen. Decluttering will make your kitchen a much more enjoyable place to be in, and it will look a lot bigger too.

Use your walls vertically – You can easily expand the functionality of your kitchen space if you start to use your walls vertically. After all, when there is not a lot of space in a town or city for properties to be built, they tend to build up with condominiums. You can essentially apply this theory to your kitchen. After all, a lot of homeowners are currently missing out on valuable storage space because their cabinets aren’t built up to reach the ceiling, meaning there is a considerable gap, which is plenty of space that is unused. There are other ways you can use your walls vertically as well. For example, you can add some more shelves. You will be surprised by how much of a difference this can make to your kitchen.

Make the most of any space that is currently wasted – A lot of kitchens have space that is unused. This tends to come down to the fact that the space that is wasted is not an ideal space, however, there are always ways you can use a space more effectively. Not only this, but you should not ignore the option of built-in storage either.

Let there be light – Last but not least, if you merely rely on a harsh overhead light in your kitchen, it is of little surprise that you do not enjoy being in there. You need to ensure your kitchen is well lit. Use a variety of lights to achieve this. Under cabinet lights come highly recommended, as they will light up your food preparation space, making cooking dinner much easier and more enjoyable.

As you can see, there are a number of different ways you can increase the functionality in your kitchen. This will make it a lot easier for you to prepare food, and you will certainly enjoy being in your kitchen more.

Comments

Edward Beh said…
I thoroughly enjoyed decluttering my kitchen. Actually not just my kitchen, I've decluttered my whole house since I started practicing minimalism. Now my kitchen and my home looks a lot bigger and it has been a joy to live in.

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