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Double your prep space by installing a stainless steel workstation apron sink with a custom cutting board and rolling grid.
4 Ways to Maximize Space in Your Kitchen
July 31, 2020

We’re not all blessed with the colossal kitchens of our dreams, but even modest kitchens can look and feel spacious with the right design elements.

And no, you don’t need to rip out cabinets and tear down walls to gain a bit more elbow room.

Our experts have the keys to opening up small kitchens and maximizing your space to prep, eat, and lounge without feeling cramped.

Hang Hooks Inside Cabinets

Hang Hooks Inside Cabinets

No matter how cluttered your cabinets are, they’re always hiding more space. One great way to make the most of them is to add hooks to the interior walls or to the inside of the door.

Even if you don’t have much cabinet space, you can still find room to hang potholders, towels, cutting boards, and more.

Small mid-century modern kitchen with a pegboard wall for a creative way to store your cooking essentials.

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Small mid-century modern kitchen with a pegboard wall for a creative way to store your cooking essentials.

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Add a Pegboard Wall

Add a Pegboard Wall

You’re probably used to seeing pegboard in the garage or basement, but it’s super useful in small kitchens too.

Buy a section of pegboard (it’s cheap!) and paint it to match your décor. Then, hang it on an open wall, on the side of the fridge, or behind the sink as a versatile backsplash.

You can add pegs or hooks to the board to hang utensils, create shelves, hold potted herbs, and so much more. It also makes decorating easy!

Maximize space in your kitchen by installing a stainless steel workstation apron sink perfect for your kitchen prep space.
Maximize space in your kitchen by installing a stainless steel workstation apron sink perfect for your kitchen prep space.

Install a Workstation Sink

Install a Workstation Sink

Nothing is more frustrating than not having room to prep in the kitchen, especially if you love to cook.

With a workstation sink, you can double your prep space. Workstation sinks are made with an interior ledge that can hold a cutting board and rolling grid.

The ledge is totally secure and creates a flush, flat surface, making it far superior to a wobbly sink cutting board.

Utilize your space inside of your small kitchen by creating a cozy coffee nook area by installing a modern folding kitchen table.

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Utilize your space inside of your small kitchen by creating a cozy coffee nook area by installing a modern folding kitchen table.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.mixandmatchdesign.com

Cozy Up With a Folding Nook

Cozy Up With a Folding Nook

If you’d love to lounge in your kitchen but don’t have space, add a foldable nook. All you need is hinges, a finished piece of wood, and an anchor to secure it in place.

Fix it under a window or against some sturdy cabinets and you’ll have a little spot to enjoy your coffee in the morning or share a meal with someone special.

Making the most of a modest kitchen will encourage you to use your space often. And with every personal touch you add, you’ll love your kitchen a little bit more. Take some of the tips above as inspiration and you’ll discover that small kitchens have big potential.

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