Tiny, poorly-planned kitchens are often the norm in apartment living, and ours is no different. The food prep and eating area combined just top 100 sq feet. Which make for a few sparks between us while preparing dinner, and lots of creative storage solutions.
We’ve pared down our belongings drastically.
Added a little butcher block counter top in the place of extra stove burners.
Modified our pretty display cabinets for a little more functionality.
All of those upgrades have added so much to our little space, but the one I couldn’t live without is our little pantry—well broom closet turned pantry that is. After all, who needs a closet for a broom when your food is in boxes on the floor?
So before we did much unpacking, Cody headed to the hardware store to pick up adjustable shelving rails, brackets, and 1/4″ chip board we had cut to size.
If I remember correctly (which I’m sure I don’t) it was fairly simple to install, the rails screw into the cabinet, and then you can pop in the backets and shelves where ever you like. The trickiest part of the whole operation is making sure your bracket holes will line up to create level shelves.
That simple modification added almost 5 sq ft of storage to our teeny tiny kitchen and only took the afternoon to complete! I love projects like that!
How about you, have any great space maximized tips to make small kitchen functional?