Looking for kitchen space-saving ideas to give your cooking and baking more elbow room? One solution is freeing up the work surfaces you already have by finding new storage for things you keep on your worktop. Another is finding smart ways of adding extra work surfaces. Here are a few ideas.
Board up the sink
An easy way to extend your worktop is to cover the sink with a sturdy, well-fitting chopping board. In a small kitchen, this can make a big difference. Also, the placement is handy for peeling, rinsing and chopping vegetables as it’s close to the tap and drain – and probably your waste bin too.
Putting the walls to work
If you want to clear things away but still keep them handy, have a look at your walls. Rails and shallow wall shelves are classic open storage solutions for hanging pots, pans and utensils, or storing jars, containers and spices. They also set a nice foodie vibe.
Extra workspace on wheels
A handy trolley is smart for adding flexible workspace that’s easy wheeling around to where you need it. When you don’t, it stows away nicely in a corner giving you convenient storage on the shelves below. This also makes a nice little spot for a quick morning coffee giving you a good start to the day.
Easy-reach out-of-the-way storage
Adding more storage under your wall cabinets is as easy as clipping on this hanging basket. No drilling required and it fits most shelves as the clips are bendable. It has just the right depth to give you a good overview. For more easy-reach storage, you can also add the clip-on hooks in the same series.
The KUNGSFORS series offers open, wall-mounted storage solutions in corrosion resistant materials – much like in restaurant kitchens. And it comes with a range of accessories to let you customise and truly make the most of your wall storage.
A drawer full of extra workspace
You can attach a drawer front to this clever pull-out surface, or hide it inside a drawer or behind a cabinet door, to get more space for unloading groceries or chopping veg. Just push it in to hide it again.