Making More Space in a Tiny Kitchen

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Just because you have a tiny kitchen in your apartment doesn't mean that you can't cook comfortably.  Apartment Therapy's tips for making the most out of a small kitchen will have you going gourmet no matter how diminutive your space!

Store things like baking sheets and cooling racks in your oven.  Just be sure you take them out before you start baking!

Put hooks everywhere!  By the sink for towels, on the side of your island for things like strainers and oven mitts, anywhere you can hang something.

Don't have a pantry?  No problem!  Use a wardrobe or cabinet and turn that into your pantry.  If you need more storage, get freestanding objects like baking racks or moveable islands to store stuff and provide additional counter space. You can take it with you when you move.

When deciding where to home items, put them where you use them. For example, putting all your dishes near your dishwasher allows you to unload clean dishes without a lot of wasted movement.

Have space on top of your cabinets?  Use it to store items that don't fit in your cabinets like stockpots.  You can always use a chair or stool to retrieve them.

Another must for small kitchens is to clean as you are cooking.  Otherwise, you wind up with a kitchen full of dirty cooking utensils and nowhere to work.

Finally, don't be afraid to use your bathtub to store dirty dishes in until after guests leave. Just pull the curtain and you can clean up later!

Ready to find an apartment with a bigger kitchen?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400.

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