A kitchen is so much more than just a place to cook dinner. Kitchens are the heart of the home, a place where family and friends can come together and re-connect at the end of a busy day or week. To make your kitchen work best for you, you’ll want to maximise the functionality of the room, no matter how large or small it is. If you’re not quite at the stage of being ready for a complete kitchen renovation, then start small with a little DIY project. Here we’ll provide you with some simple, cost-effective methods and storage techniques to help streamline your kitchen space and bring out its maximum potential.
Plan Ahead – How Do You Use Your Kitchen?
Before making any big renovating decisions, first take a week or so to be in your kitchen, being mindful of how you move around the area. Take note of what you spend time doing, and which tasks you perform more frequently than others. What do you need to access when performing different tasks? Think of where your oven and cooktop are in proximity to your kitchen bench, or where your coffee cups are in relation to your kettle. Be aware of the items you keep in your kitchen space – should they be there, or would they be more productive elsewhere? Decide what should stay and what should go, and you’ll have a good foundation to move forward with.
De-Clutter Your Drawers
Kitchen drawers are a fantastic storage area, but are renowned for collecting clutter from all over the house. To maximise their use, first empty them out and throw away anything you no longer use or need. Then employ the use of dividers – they’re particularly useful for that miscellaneous utensils drawer we all have. Cutlery drawers are also great organisers. De-clutter and re-assign as you go. Have a look at your deep cupboards crammed with odds and ends, as well as those hard-to-reach areas right at the back. Consider having them converted to pull-out drawers or shelves, which will give you far better access to cupboard spaces that were previously difficult to reach and not being used to their fullest potential.
Put It Away
Have a good look around your kitchen, from top to bottom. Is there anywhere you can attach wall hooks or a ceiling rack to hang pots, pans and utensils from? Have a look in your pantry, and consider investing in storage containers for maximum organisation (and aesthetics). Pull-out wire racks are simple to install, but can make a huge impact and will help clear up your kitchen space.
The simple installation of clever storage options are just a few ways to upgrade the functionality of your kitchen and maximise space without breaking the bank. However, if you are ready to take the leap and give your kitchen that much needed major overhaul, KBL Remodelling are the experts in kitchen renovations Perth. KBL have been assisting families and individuals with kitchen installation and kitchen designs in Perth for over 27 years. Give our friendly team a call today on 9204 3575.