Must Have Kitchen Appliances

Small-kitchen decorating ideas that are easy to implement

  • Pot Racks
  • Cooking Tool Wall Storage
  • Hideaway Furniture
  • More Counter Space
  • Additional Shelving
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    1. Pot Racks

    While most small kitchens don’t have the space required for large, rectangular pot racks, there are options for smaller spaces. Pot racks don’t have to hang from the ceiling; some can be wall-mounted, like the pegboard wall above.

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    2. Cooking Tool Wall Storage

    Get inspiration from some of the busiest restaurant kitchens, which use industrial wall hardware and racks for utensil storage. Some ideas for storing utensils and tools on the wall:

    • Hang racks for utensils. A simple bar with some hooks can hold tools with a loop or hole in them. There are baskets that can be hung on the rack to hold smaller items
    • Paint and hang a pegboard, and use it to hang your tools. Keep the items organized by color or use.
    • Use wall magnets to store knives and spice jars.

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    3. Hideaway Furniture

    Try a creative approach to maximize the functionality of your small kitchen. Find ways to create a multipurpose space with practical furniture items that are useful but can be easily stored out of the way. Some ideas include:

    • Backless bar stools that can tuck away.
    • Roll-out kitchen cabinets or tables.
    • Drop-down, wall-mounted tables or cutting boards.

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    4. More Counter Space

    If your goal is to create a contemporary kitchen space, one of the most important design elements is minimalist, uncluttered kitchen counters. This not only looks modern, but it increases counter area, making it easier to prep and cook. The first step is to put away all small appliances and countertop items. Some other ideas for increasing counter space include:

    • A low-profile ceramic cooktop. Today’s electric cooktops are sleek and modern. They have the added benefit of being almost flush with the counters, so you can place a cutting board or other items on it when not in use.
    • A cooktop cover. If you have a gas range, you can purchase a cover for it so you can safely work on your stove when it’s not in use. Some covers come as wood butcher block surfaces.
    • A rolling butcher block or cart as additional counter space. Buy one with wheels, or add a set yourself so you can wheel it out of the way when not in use. Add a couple of simple stools to your rolling butcher block for an instant breakfast bar.

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    5. Additional Shelving

    Find places to add shelving for additional storage. A row of narrow shelves, added to a kitchen island, can be perfect for cookbooks. Look for additional places including corners, or over a counter.

    We hope this post has inspired you to freshen up your small kitchen. What’s your favorite small-kitchen decorating idea?


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