Let’s talk tiny kitchens. I see you, fellow apartment dwellers. If there’s one thing that drives me crazy about my NYC apartment it’s the lack of storage and counter space in my kitchen. I love to cook but it can be frustrating in such a small space. Luckily, I’ve found a few tricks along the way to maximize square footage.
If there is a collapsible version of anything, that’s the one I choose. I rely on a dish rack since my tiny kitchen doesn’t have a dishwasher, but I hate seeing it out in the open when it’s not in use. I love that this one pops into a smaller size to store under the sink when I need to free up space or have guests over.
Don’t be afraid to use verticle space as well. Pots and pans are convenient to reach, yet out of the way, when they’re on a pot rack instead of in a cabinet. Magnetic organizers for things like spices or knives help make full use of wall space and are great when you’re low on drawer space.
I also look for things that are multipurpose. Instead of a toaster, I have this mini smart oven that I’m obsessed with. It toasts, bakes, broils, and roasts, all without taking up much space. It’s also a great alternative to turning on the oven when I’m just making something small.
My final tips apply to any small space: stay organized (this will help!) and stick to a color palette. It’s easy to acquire a lot of random kitchen things that don’t necessarily look good together, but this can be avoided by keeping one or two colors/finishes in mind.
Whew, that was a lot! Any tips/tricks I missed? Let us know your favorite kitchen space savers in the comments!
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