Between cooking, eating, hosting, and cleaning up, we spend a lot of our time in our kitchen. In an apartment kitchen, this might pose a challenge. Typically, there isn't a lot of space to move around, and this can cause storage issues. When you are renting apartments in Cayce, SC, you want to be able to store everything you need within an arm's reach when you are cooking in your kitchen. Otherwise, you'll want to cook less, and instead you'll start to pay for expensive restaurant and take-out bills. Follow these seven ways to increase your kitchen storage and optimize your apartment's kitchen.
When you move into your kitchen, you may notice a few bare spots on your walls. This is a great place to install a few shelves or hooks to hang supplies you need to keep close. Hooks to hang oven mitts and kitchen towels are great for near the sink or stovetop. If your apartment allows you, installing a few open shelves will also help to increase your ability to store bulkier items like cookbooks or ingredients.
A simple way to store your knives without taking up precious counter space with a large knife block is to install a magnetic knife strip. These are inexpensive and easy to install directly underneath a cabinet where there is a lot of unused space.
When your bowls or plates only stack halfway up a shelf, you have the potential to add more storage on top of that. Using wire shelves helps to make two shelves out of an area where there is only one. This will help create another place for you to stack additional items without making breakables susceptible to collapsing and breaking.
The insides of cabinet doors are great places to hang command strips and hooks for items you use frequently. For example, you can hang a kitchen towel, a small shelf, potholders, measuring spoons, trivets, or other items that are slim or small. These will save you space inside drawers and other cabinets.
Storage containers will help you stay sane when you are perusing your pantry for specific ingredients. By keeping commonly used items together, you will be able to implement a quick and easy storage solution for your pantry. It will also help you keep food from perishing or going stale sooner.
If you find that a lack of counter space is an issue, you may want to consider investing in a small prep island for your kitchen. This typically comes on wheels for easy mobility and also with hooks, shelves, and cutting boards so you have everything you need to prepare for a meal within your arm's reach.
Keeping your cleaning supplies underneath your sink is an easy way to access them when you need them most -- after you are done cooking. By using a lazy susan, you'll be able to easily access all the supplies you need simply by rotating the shelf. It will easily store your kitchen cleaning needs.
If you use these seven tips, you will easily increase your kitchen storage with inexpensive and quick solutions. At Otarre Pointe Apartments, we offer apartments in Cayce, SC that have spacious kitchens to meet all of your cooking and hosting needs. If you like to spend time in the kitchen, our apartments are for you. Contact us today to set up a tour.