Most of us own a small or medium-length kitchen room, and accommodating all cooking essentials in it is always a challenge.
But what if I tell you I know about some accessories that will solve your problems without spending a huge amount. Well, keep reading to know more.
1. Kitchen wall’s open shelves
Open shelves are essential for people who like to keep things organized. It helps you arrange different containers in a linear fashion to avoid messy, unorganized, and cluttered situations. Further, this will make your kitchen visually appealing and you can store your spices, kitchen tools, and anything that you like.
There are two options for installing kitchen open shelves. Either you can look for some DIY options online or hire a professional to do it for you.
2. Cutlery tray and pull-out drawers
Every kitchen has varieties of cutleries based on their size, shape, and materials. If you don’t put it in different sections, you will never be able to find the right one at the right time. Cutlery tray assists you to arrange spoons, knives, forks, and tongs in their identical compartments.
Some trays are so adjustable that they fit in different-sized drawers and lock securely. Also, these are very easy to clean and can be easily fixed on countertops. The trays are mainly made of stainless steel but you can also find wood trays or aluminum trays.
Pull-out drawers are important when you are facing back problems. There were times when we had to bend and move our heads in the narrow drawers to pull out kitchen items. But after the invention of pull-out drawers, it has become easier than ever.
The drawers are designed to pull out baskets in their full depth. These baskets come in various sizes and are effortlessly accessible. You must invest in a hydraulic system to keep the drawer’s motion smooth.
The baskets of pull-out drawers are available in both vertical and horizontal shapes and are made with aluminum or wood.
3. Under sink organizer
The most ignored place in the kitchen is the under-sink space. We tend to think things will get dirty if we store them near plumbing pipes or fittings. This is partly true. We don’t need to keep food or kitchen tools in that section but we can certainly store cleaning items like brushes, detergent, or a dustbin.
You can install IKEA’s Maximera drawers to keep spray bottles and household essentials. It has full extension slides for the entire view of drawers, dividers, and interior organizers for maximum space, and lastly dampers to make sure your drawers don’t make a sound or get stuck while closing.
If you don’t want to follow the traditional way of using this IKEA product, you can always visit IKEA Hackers – they’re one of a kind and has a unique modification hack for almost all Ikea products.
4. Corner Drawers
Trust me when I say this, corner drawers are the most space-saving kitchen accessory.
We all know it, kitchen corners are neither too accessible, nor well-maintained. So, to maximize storage space, you can instead install pull-out drawers, revolving trays, and vertical or horizontal racks. Here you can store items and utensils that are very rarely needed.
Further, you can always play with the exteriors and look for something that appears like two drawers from the outside but opens as one unit with different compartments.
Previously, we were used to manual shutters but now there is a multitude of options available in the market. If you have a higher budget, you can invest in bi-fold shutters. They are a lot more stylish and useful than the manual ones.
Bi-fold shutters have sensors in its panel. So, the moment you will touch the panel the shutter will open itself and for closing, the shutter has buttons on the side.
They are available in two kinds of materials: stainless steel and wood.
Over to you…
If you want to do more customization, you can consider adding a wine storage rack, pot hangers, or a wall-mounted spice rack. These will give your kitchen a modern aesthetic vibe on a budget.