5 kitchen hacks to give you more space now!

September 4, 2015 - 2 min read

Over time, kitchen utensils and appliances tend to multiply, so where are you going to keep all that extra stuff? In a world where kitchen needs are growing, yet our benches remain the same size, smart space use is essential. From rotating space-savers to changing your counter top’s shape, we’ve got you covered. Check out our 5 tips below.

1. Carousel shelves


The Lazy Susan idea isn’t just for your dining table! Incorporating rotating shelves onto your kitchen counter can allow you to keep frequently used objects within reach. What’s more, your wares will look organised and neat on these shelves, so no more disorganised stacking!

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2. Contoured counters


If you’re sick of the sharp angles of your boxed-in countertop, change it! Swapping straight counters for one with a slight curve can immediately increase your kitchen functionality. With this type of counter design, you’ll be able to do everything with ease.

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3. Pull-out cabinets and shelving

Whether you transform your shelves or simply add to your pantry space, pull-out cabinets are super useful. By enabling you to pull the contents of your pantry towards you, you’ll take away the risk of knocking things down as you reach into the recesses of your cupboards for those lesser-used objects.

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4. Use wall space


By moving your countertop essentials to the wall, you’ll have much more space. Think about installing a magnetic strip to mount your knives on, or simply add some shelving for your smaller appliances. Walls can be excellent space savers, so use them well!

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5. Invest in a good-quality dish rack

If you don’t have a dishwasher in your home, or simply prefer to hand wash your dishes, a top-notch dish rack is a must. To get the most out of your dish drying duties (and to improve the overall look of your kitchen), look for a high-quality dish rack. It’ll give your kitchen counter an instant face lift.

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