When you cook in a small kitchen without room to move around it can become frustrating. But there are some ideas for a kitchen which has limited space and few cabinets. So, below are some thoughts which might make moving around in your kitchen a little easier:
- If you’re cramming everything into your cabinet space, you need to stop. Overcrowding and stuffing things into your cupboards can cause you difficulty when you’re trying to find a much-needed item. Instead, have a pullout shelf added to your cabinet. This way you can reach everything you need quickly.
- Put your pots in and pans in a well-designed bottom cabinet. This way they’re easier to reach, and you won’t be searching under the sink or in a dark recess of a cabinet for them.
- A roll-out trash bin will give you more floor space. It can be concealed inside a cabinet and pulled out when needed, then rolled back in.
- Place a magazine rack on the inside of a cabinet door, or your sink door. Then put your aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags in the rack. This frees up a drawer which can be better used for something else.
- If you have open space under your cabinets, install a toe-kick drawer. It will give you extra space to store dishes you don’t use much, or other less used items.
- Have you thought about a drawer organizer? If you reach into a drawer to pull out a spatula and three other cooking utensils fall on the floor, you may need one. Also, you may want or clean out and organize your junk drawer. Get rid of anything which isn’t necessary to make room for what is needed.
- If you check between your refrigerator and the wall behind it, you’ll usually find a gap of about 4-10 inches. You can use this for a slide out pantry for canned goods and use the space your canned goods are taking up for something else. Be sure that the refrigerator isn’t placed too close because the back of it can be quite warm.
To get more space for your small kitchen, look around and see what is usable.
If you’re tired of having an old boring bathroom, here are some different ideas to spruce things up. Your bathroom doesn’t have to be four walls, a tub with a shower and a sink. It can be something a little more exciting. Something to lay back and relax in, or smile satisfied in while blow drying your hair. Below are some ideas which may work for you:
- Natural Bathroom: A natural bathroom could have tiles that are shades of gray and brown. Walls in cream with tile accents would bring it all together. Plants are hanging from the windows and cabinets in shades of green with lots of storage space. The tub/shower area could be finished in the same color of tiles. To top it off you might consider having fluffy green towels hanging from the racks for easy access.
- Cottage Style bathroom: A cottage style bathroom would have wainscoting, lots of cabinets and double vanities. The tub would be a pedestal tub deep enough to sink in and relax. There would be an area for candles to add a romantic flair. There would also be a comfy chair at a dressing table for putting on makeup and doing your hair. It would have the air of relaxation and English timelessness.
- Spa bathroom: A spa bath would have a large soaking tub. The shower would have an oversized head on it so that it would bring water like the summer rain. Large windows would allow in light to dance on the marble tile floor. There would be shutters on the lower windows for privacy. Extra storage could be under the ledge of the tub for towels and bath products. Plants placed on trays and shelves and artwork on the bathroom walls would give it an old-world spa feel.
Making your master bathroom to suit you is one of life’s pleasures.
We could all use more room in our bathrooms. It never seems as if we have enough room for all the necessary items and not so essential ones. So below are some ideas to get more storage space in your bathroom:
- Sink skirts: If your sink is a pedestal sink, then you can attach a sink skirt. It will let you stack baskets of containers under your sink without them being seen. You can even put your trash can under there, and no one will be the wiser.
- Stacked baskets: This is an efficient way to add places to put items. Baskets can fit in corners, under sinks; plus you can buy attractive ones too. Whether you use structured cloth baskets or wicker, placing extra towels and toiletries for quick access is easily done.
- Storage ladders: Storage ladders are ideal for vertical shelving. You can put containers, baskets or spare towels on the rungs. You can also paint them the color of your bathroom or an accent color for contrast.
- Peg rails: Peg rails are a good idea. They can be hung on walls or on the back of a door. Some of them even have shelves on the top of them to hold toiletries, hair brushes and the like. If on the back of the door, another option is to hang your best towels there.
- Mounted baskets or crates: This idea is to purchase baskets or containers from your friendly craft store. Paint them to match or accent your bathroom and then mount them on the wall. It will give you more floor space and add depth to your bathroom as well.
- Custom shelving units: You can also have custom designed bathroom shelves made. It is especially a good idea if you’re a bathroom is shaped oddly. With custom shelving, you can have as many compartments and shelves needed to fit perfectly your bathroom.
If you are having a problem with storage, try some of the above solutions.