The modern kitchen is teeming with gadgets, devices and appliances. They take up space on the work surface.
These nine space-saving tips will help you organise small kitchen appliance but have them on hand when needed.
1. Multi-tier extendable storage racks
Extendable racks are flexible, affordable and easily adjustable. They can be extended to hold many kitchen devices or retracted to accommodate heavier items, such as a food processor, slow cooker or microwave.
2. Pull-out shelves
Pull-out shelves make small kitchen appliances easily accessible when needed but tucked away when not in use. The entire drawer pulls out, so the contents are readily accessible. There’s no need to navigate tight spaces.
3. Repurposed filing cabinet
An old filing cabinet can be transformed into a kitchen cabinet with little more than a lick of paint. The depth, width and height of the drawers are large enough to contain almost any small kitchen appliance and sometimes two or three.
4. Concealed appliance storage
An unused corner of the kitchen can be re-imagined as a kitchen appliance hidey-hole. A few widely spaced shelves and a stylish sliding door are the only investments.
5. Standalone storage rack
Storage racks are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. They can be stowed under a counter top, take a position behind the kitchen door or fill the gap in a large section of blank wall.
6. Customised pantry
Upscaling the pantry, with appropriately spaced shelving, is a relatively cheap and easy way to modify existing storage space.
7. Tall counter shelves
Source: Décor Outline
Vertical counter shelves, flanking the hob or kitchen window, create an appealing design statement. They can also hold multiple appliances without taking up more than a few centimetres of workspace.
8. Upcycled wardrobe
Source: The Furniture Market
An old wardrobe or cupboard has oodles of drawer and shelf space that can be tailored to the dimensions of individual kitchen appliances. The piece can perch against a kitchen wall or be built in as a permanent structure.
9. Shelves above the sink
The area above the kitchen sink is the ideal place to store lightweight kitchen appliances, such as the toaster, electric grill and rice steamer. All that’s required are one or two sturdy shelves.
Storing appliances with XtraSpace
At XtraSpace, we offer clean, secure self-storage units that are ideal for storing everything from small kitchen appliances to the contents of an entire house. Contact us for more information or browse to find a branch near you.