Small Space Tip: Move The Fridge

033009kitchen-03.jpgThe U-shaped kitchen is one of the most popular work triangles (but often times, can leave little counter space because of it's small size). While the U-shaped kitchen saves steps, counter space is often minimal. So when we were in Sara Lov's kitchen last week, taking pictures for her house tour, she let us in on a little secret...

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Initially, her fridge was positioned next to the countertop, leaving only two areas to spread out while cooking. Needing more space, Sara decided to move the fridge down a few feet and in it's place put a multipurpose prep table. The butcher block top is great for food prep while also being used for displaying mugs above and extra storage below. We love this simple idea for creating more space in the kitchen.

What are your tips for adding more countertop space for cooking?