For your Springfield, PA, home, you want your soapstone kitchen countertop to be the star of your kitchen. You want your counters to look clean and concise, showing that you are the master of your kitchen. However, reality rarely reflects our dream vision for our kitchen.
Counter space can become a hot commodity very quickly if left unchecked. Between all of the appliances, utensils, ingredients, and cooking gear, there is a strong chance that your kitchen faces an extreme space-related crunch. In the face of these spatial challenges, you need to take a breath, look around your kitchen and decide if all of your counter space-related problems can be solved through a good decluttering and reorganization session. While the decision to declutter may appear simple, the follow-through can prove challenging for people. Here some essential tips for decluttering and reorganizing your kitchen counters.
Rethink Where You Place Your Utensils
Typically places for the wooden spoons, spatulas, and other big cooking utensils find their homes on the countertop, usually in one cylinder or another. However, as you begin to rethink how best to utilize your limited space, try installing a hanging rack for your utensils until you need them.
Optimize Your Cabinet Space
We’re not just talking about the inside of your cabinet here. If your cabinets are built right next to your countertop, consider utilizing float shelves on the side of the cabinet. These shelves can be an excellent resource to store appliances, spices, cookbooks, or any other useful kitchen supplies where they are out of the way but still within arms reach should the need arise.
Make the Island Work a Little Harder
If you are thinking about an island to help handle the counter space crunch, you are on the right track. Islands open up even more space for you to place all of the things found in your kitchen. However, with one design tweak to your island, you can unlock the island’s full potential for your kitchen. By choosing an island with open storage, you can access whatever you decide goes there. You have a direct line of sight to the tools, cooking vessels, cookbooks, and whatever else your heart desires — and you keep your counter space from getting overtaxed.
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