How to Better Use This Kitchen Space?

How to Better Use This Kitchen Space?

Gregory Han
Feb 23, 2010

Q: My boyfriend and I just moved into a really great new apartment, but I'm having an issue with our kitchen. The space is fine but the fridge and stove are directly next to each other due to hook ups for both of these appliances being on the same wall. There is also a huge empty space above them that attracts even more attention to that area and I'm not sure what to do about it.

I thought of using the space as a place for extra storage (which we actually really need) but I'm not sure how to do it without making it look worse. Any ideas on how to detract from my Siamese twin appliances and make this space look less awkward without making it look too cluttered?

Sent by Kaci

Editor - We're thinking the utility of wall shelving designed for kitchen use (high heat/humidity) like the GRUNDTAL shelves could be great extra storage space (there is a variety of wall mounted storage solutions available related to that specific product which would allow for easy hanging of utensils, display of dishes, etc). Just don't store delicate spices above the stove, because the heat will accelerate deterioration of their flavour/smell. Another idea is to simply add some sort of decorative feature, like artwork, as shown in one of our recent house tours.

Anyone else have some additional ideas of how Kaci could best utilize her kitchen space?

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