Smart storage tips for your kitchen
No matter how spacious your apartment kitchen is, it always seems like you could use more storage space. Since you’re in a finite space that you can’t touch structurally, it may seem like there isn’t a whole lot you can do. But you are wrong! With a few hacks, you can add storage options to your cabinets and walls without causing damage to the walls or busting your budget. Your kitchen will be more organized and functional. And … you will ultimately save money. By being able to easily see what you have in stock, you won’t waste money buying food, herbs and spices, condiments, etc., that you can’t find or think you’ve run out of.
Hacks to add more storage space in your kitchen:
Use shelf risers
These are little platform shelves of various heights that you can place in your cabinets or even on your kitchen counters. They automatically add a second tier and are great for holding cups and glasses and you stack your plates and bowls beneath. Perfect for breakfast when you need to grab a quick cup of coffee and bowl of oatmeal before you head for work.
Buy a Lazy Susan
A Lazy Susan is a circular shelf that is mounted on a turntable. Place your canned goods on it and you can easily rotate the turntable for quick access. This is also a great way to manage your canned goods inventory based on expiration date. Another perk is that a Lazy Susan gets rid of the need to stack cans on cans for easier access.
Hang a Pegboard
If you have some leeway about hanging stuff on your walls, a pegboard is a great space-saver. You can hang cutlery and other kitchen implements. Depending on the size of the pegboard, you can even hang pots and pans.
Use Tension Rods Under the Sink
Tension rods are inexpensive and a no-brainer to install. Add one to the cabinets under the sink. You automatically have doubled your space and can hang your spray bottles of cleaners and extra dish rags on it.
The best news about these hacks is that they are all inexpensive and can be purchased practically anywhere. All it takes is one afternoon, and you can transform your kitchen into an organized, efficient space that will help you save time, eliminate waste, and make grocery shopping and meal prep much more enjoyable.
VC Kitchens Offer Space and Function
Your kitchen is the life of the party, so be sure to organize it to its fullest potential. If you are looking for a new apartment with top-end appliances, counter space and storage options, tour a Vision Community today. We have floor plans for you to view virtually or in person. Our spacious, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment layouts provide cozy space. Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities and enjoy life at the VC.
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