Kitchen Design Hacks You Should Know

January 8, 2018Home Design Standard

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas in the house. When you’re busy cooking up a feast, wouldn’t it be nice to have your area organised and tidy? It wouldn’t hurt for it to look good, too.

However, the kitchen is arguably the hardest place to organise because it’s always in use. Utensils, cooking pots – not to mention food items – are easy to leave around if your space isn’t utilised.

You can have a functional, well-designed and organised kitchen with a bit of careful planning and some ingenuity. There are some things you can do for your space that will help make clean-ups easier. Here are a few design hacks you should know to keep your kitchen optimised.

Mount Everything

Nothing says clean and organised like clear counter spaces. By keeping your counters free from clutter, you’ll be free to do more tasks in the kitchen. Imagine your mise en place without having to move around 10 different items just to prepare.

Get rid of that standing dish drying rack eating up counter space beside the sink. Instead, opt for a mounted wire rack. Make sure that the screws are strong enough to hold the weight of the dishes or else you’ll have no tableware at all! Alternatively, you can use this option solely for mugs, cups and glasses. These are the bulkiest of the bunch.

Organise Your Drawers

Drawers can be a lifesaver. Unfortunately, they’re often cluttered with utensils that it can be hard to find what you’re looking for. In fact, in most kitchens, often-used utensils and cookware don’t even go inside cabinets and drawers.

Stop wasting space by organising your cabinets and drawers. Plastic and rubber organisers are readily available in most stores, and can really make a difference in saving space. You’ll be surprised at how much more cabinet space you’ll get once everything is in place.

Get a Designer

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and are thinking of a redoing the entire space, a designer is really the best option. They know how to optimise kitchens, so they can be functional and beautiful at the same time. For more advice on how to utilise your kitchen, contact Southern Sydney Kitchens and Joinery.