Decluttering your kitchen can be daunting, but there are plenty of creative and stylish ways to do it! In this feature, we will share tips on how to declutter your kitchen in a fun and stylish way, so you can enjoy cooking and entertaining and fall in love with your space all over again.
It is time to get rid of all that extra stuff and make your kitchen look sleek, stylish, and organised all at the same time. Let’s get started!
- Start by sorting your utensils into three categories: large, medium, and small. This will make it easier to find what you need when cooking or baking. Do this with your crockery items too and take a shop display type approach to make drawers and shelves easy to navigate.
- Clear off the countertops in your kitchen of all unnecessary gadgets and appliances, including microwave popcorn makers, juicers, coffee grinders, garlic presses. If you have cupboard space, store them away or create special shelves and be disciplined with what you need to have out every day (that means you actually use them) versus every week, month or year!
- Create a functional area for each type of food in your fridge and cupboards – separate dry produce from fresh and bundle packaging of similar sizes together, so that you always get exactly what you are looking for when reaching for an ingredient.
Storage is integral to creating a functional space and gives you the freedom to experiment with your space. Even in a small kitchen, the right storage can make preparing meals, socialising, and spending time with your family a breeze. As a result, your kitchen will feel more spacious, uncluttered, and enjoyable.
Make sure to think about storage solutions. Organise.
Smart Kitchen Storage
Everything in the kitchen has its place with smart kitchen storage. Keeping your kitchen clean and functional is a fantastic way to give it a modern feel. The more structure and organisation you create in your cupboards, the more you can use the space effectively. Stackable baskets and containers can be placed inside, and you can use over-door storage racks and hooks to store pan lids, spices, and utensils! With pull-out kitchen storage, you can add up to 50% more storage space to your cabinets. Why not store your food in labelled glass jars for a more polished and organised approach? As a result, you will be able to manage your kitchen essentials and maintain a tidy environment.
Take Advantage Of The Total Kitchen Space
It can be challenging to utilise the space above kitchen cabinets. The area up there is difficult to keep organised without looking cluttered. Your storage should not be limited to places within arms’ reach. Sliding ladders enable cabinets to reach the ceiling, so the entire area can be utilised.
By adding a ladder to your kitchen, you will be able to get the most out of your space. Using them can be a fantastic way to take advantage of the full height of a room, save space, and even add a focal point to your room. Make use of extra high ceilings by reaching high with a ladder.
Pantries and Larder Cupboards
Pantry or larder cupboards are a cupboard with a difference – they create a style statement while holding an abundance of useful storage space. The pantry allows you to maximise space by removing unnecessary items that have been crowding countertops and stuffed in cabinets. Having a less cluttered kitchen will make it seem larger, cleaner, and more enjoyable to use.
The better organised your pantry is, the easier it is to find what you need and the less time and hassle you have in the kitchen. Your pantry serves as a place to store food and appliances, freeing up countertops and improving the appearance of your kitchen. Featuring cupboards, drawers, and shelving space below, the pantry is one of the most practical features in the kitchen.
Making a feature of your favourite and least used items can be achieved with open shelving. Look at Melanie’s fabulous quartz floating shelf. (@banish_the_beige) Not only has she displayed keepsakes and quirky styling items, but practical ones too, like cookbooks and an old recipe notebook. The trick is to try not to display everything, be selective and stick to a theme or genre.
If you are thinking country kitchen, find items with a Victoriana chic style and, no – that does not apply to your Mum’s 70s cheese grater!
“Wall-mounted units have been disappearing from kitchen plans in 2022. It’s a fact that wall units have become decreasingly popular due to the Instagram craze of the open shelf unit carefully styled with hand-picked crockery and cascading houseplants. The Scandi look is still going strong, and this is the perfect place to pile high beautifully hand-labelled glass jars stocked with dry goods. Removing upper wall cabinets opens the visual space making the kitchen feel brighter and lighter. There is an ongoing trend for larger slabs of quartz and natural stone used as a backsplash under the open shelving creating a cool and contemporary look.” comments Katy Christie, head of marketing at Gemini Worktops.
Cooking utensils and cutting boards can be placed on hooks above the oven for visual impact and functionality. This makes it convenient for when you need it, yet out of the way when not in use. Similarly, to magnetic knife racks, magnetic knife racks offer the most benefits compared to other forms of cutlery storage – they are cleaner than knife blocks, more space-saving than knife holders, faster to use than sheaths and guards, and more aesthetically pleasing than all the above.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to organising your kitchen, from cupboard space to countertops, these are just a few ways to add organisation to your home. By taking advantage of all the space you can create a dynamic yet functional design.