A few tweaks to your kitchen will turn it from a necessary space to the most popular room in the house.
11. Cooking Caddy for Quick Clear-Off
Keep condiments and spices in an easy-to-carry rack to free up countertop space.
You always want salt, cooking oils and your favorite spices next to the stove because you use them every day.
But they don’t have to take up valuable counter space full time.
Place them all in a caddy that you can instantly stow in a cabinet after cooking.
You’ll find caddies in various shapes, sizes and prices at any store that sells kitchenware.
12. Under Cabinet Knife Storage Racks
Pull-down racks give you instant access to kitchen essentials without the clutter of spice racks or knife holders.
When the cooking is done, the rack swings up against the underside of the cabinet.
The acrylic knife rack like the one shown here, or buy a pair of hinges only and make your own wooden rack to hold knives, spices or other small items that take up counter space.
13. Tucked Away Coffeemaker
For serious coffee drinkers, stowing the coffeemaker inside a cabinet just doesn’t make sense; you’ll only have to pull it out again in a few hours.
Here’s a solution: An under-cabinet coffeemaker is always available and doesn’t take up valuable counter space.