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Tips on Kitchen Renovation

kitchen designEvery woman or man who cooks has an idea of the perfect kitchen for their needs. There are many suggestions of the perfect kitchen in magazines and on the internet. If one watches any of the chefs on TV, there are more ideas available for anyone looking forward to a kitchen renovation.

The space that you have available plays a large part in determining exactly what can be done with the kitchen. If the area that one is working with is small, one must decide what is important to them. It could be appliances, storage, counter space or deciding if a kitchen table is to be used. Usually counter space is one of the main objectives. This is especially important for a person who cooks a lot.

Appliances are another big consideration. One needs a stove, refrigerator and of course a sink. Then one must decide if they want a microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and other items. Once again, space is a major consideration when it comes to these appliances. There are many features available for storage of these items, such as under the cabinet items which fit right under the cabinets. However, if considering these items, it is important to make sure that there is enough area between the kitchen cabinets and counter.

Many kitchens today have a kitchen island. This is in the middle of the kitchen and holds small appliances, sometimes it will have a sink. The island provides a large work area and many times the top of it is a cutting board. It also provides extra storage space in the form of extra cupboards and kitchen drawers. In a smaller kitchen, however, an island is often not practical.

There are programs on the internet that will allow one to plan their kitchen online. Options are given for size, appliances and other features. This is invaluable for someone who has plenty of ideas but is unsure of exactly what will work in their kitchen.

Magnets Can Give You Extra Kitchen Storage Space

kitchen magnetsWhen it comes to storage space in a small kitchen, there is one mistake that people make over and over again that prevents them from making the most of their limited space. Unless they are planning some sort of small kitchen remodeling, they fail to see every corner, every surface, even vertical ones, as potential storage space. If you take full advantage of what were previously considered nothing more than space to hang wallpaper and decorations, you will find that you have vastly more storage room than you thought possible. When it comes to making full use of your walls, there are quite a few different ways of doing it. The secret lies in an invisible force that is all around us, but seldom thought about.

Using the power of magnets, you can turn any spot of wall space into an instant spice rack. You can buy magnetic strips from any hardware store, as well as small tins. You can glue the magnetic strip to the wall and store your spices in those small tins, which stick quite well to your magnetic strip.

You could even use a similar technique to store your kitchen knives and free up a bit of counter space by eliminating the need for the knife block. Just put up a magnetic strip and stick your knives to it. Not only will it free up that counter space, but it also keeps your knives sharper longer by not having the edges resting against the block when they are not in use.

As you can see, there are quite a few different ways that you can take your small kitchen that you once thought would never store much of anything and turn it into a near-warehouse of ingredients and culinary tools using little more than the power of magnets. You don’t even need remodel a small kitchen in order to add additional storage options and make working in your small kitchen that much easier and more fulfilling.