Take Control of Your Tiny Kitchen With Our Best Tips of the Year

Take Control of Your Tiny Kitchen With Our Best Tips of the Year

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 23, 2017
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One of the biggest challenges of living in a small apartment is dealing with a small kitchen, and in 2017, we shared plenty of advice about how to make it work. As the year is coming to a close, we've rounded up some of the best advice all in one place, so you can make next year the year you finally make your tiny kitchen work for you.

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From 5 Super-Smart Solutions for Super-Small Kitchen Woes:

Pots and pans can be the most difficult things to find space for in a kitchen, because they're difficult to stack, and too deep to store in upper cabinets. This was particularly an issue in Maria's tiny kitchen, where an undercounter fridge and a dishwasher ate up a lot of lower cabinet space. The solution? A hanging pot rail, which provides storage for all her pots and pans and even a few utensils, too.

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From The Very Best Ideas from Super Small, Stylish & Smart Kitchens:

Don't forget about using the ceiling for storage. You could buy a heavy-duty ceiling pot rack (like this one from Crate & Barrel) or try a DIY project like the owners of this small kitchen, who created a hanging bar.

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From Creative Ways to Add Plants to Even a Tiny Kitchen:

Pot rails are great for storage, but you can also use them to create a vertical kitchen garden. This example uses IKEA's Fintorp system.

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From This Item is the Biggest Lifesaver in My Tiny Kitchen:

A kitchen cart is an excellent way to add both storage space and counter space to a tiny kitchen. Read all about it here.
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From Small Kitchen Workhorses: 8 Barely There (But Crazy Useful) Storage Solutions:

This genius organizer ($48 from Food52) sticks to the side of your fridge, so you don't have to worry about mounting anything on the wall, and holds all kinds of stuff, including paper towels, kitchen towels, and spices. See more smart products for small kitchens here.

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From Small Kitchen Survival Secrets from Stylish NYC Homes:

The kitchen in Daniel Lubrano's tiny Manhattan apartment is a model of efficiency. The walls around the counter have steel shelves, a towel bar and a rustic wood hanging wall cabinet. But the really interesting spot can be seen underneath the window. Though the space is very thin, a steel shelf adds another layer of storage, or even a prep area, to the kitchen. There's no wasted space underneath that top shelf, either — there's another shelf with boxes for storage and baskets for storage on the floor. You can find similar shelves from IKEA.

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From The Handy Storage Spot You're Forgetting to Use in Your Kitchen:

At Rachel and Brian's Chicago home, the side of a cabinet is the perfect spot for hanging utensils. This is a great solution for a kitchen that's short on drawer space, as many apartment kitchens are.

Looking for more small space inspiration? There's plenty more where this came from.

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