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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen Countertops

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen Countertops

With the holiday season just around the corner, those of us who strive to present only the best kitchen hosting for our guests need to start thinking about how to up our game for the next event! If your kitchen happens to be a smaller design, it can be tough to do all that prep work with smaller countertops. Never fear -- these smart and surprising designer's tricks will help you manage your space like a pro whether you're planning on a kitchen remodel or simply want to do a little sprucing up.

1. Hang it Up 

Those holes at the end of your pots, pans and utensils are there for a reason, and that's to hang them up! Install simple places to hang them from your ceiling and you'll not only look professional, you'll cook and clean a lot faster, too.

2. Create an Island

Islands are your friend in a kitchen with tight space. They create convenient countertop space, storage AND seating if you're too pressed for time to do a kitchen remodel right away. Make yours work hard by adding a few shelves to it to hold recipe books and other useful items.

Corner shelves, shelves along the window sill, storage under counters, shelves over sinks and countertops, you name it! If you can use shelving in an area, do it and you'll soon find yourself with more countertop space than you know what to do with.

3. Add Shelves

Speaking of shelves, make them your friend. Corner shelves, shelves along the window sill, storage under counters, shelves over sinks and countertops, you name it! If you can use shelving in an area, do it and you'll soon find yourself with more countertop space than you know what to do with.

4. Keep Counters Open 

If you are planning on a kitchen remodel, you'll be thrilled to know how you can sneak in extra work surface areas in surprising places. A cutting board that can stow away in a drawer out of sight? Good idea! Toss must-have-on-hand items like paper towels and small accessories into a decorative tray and you've got a tidy spot for your stuff plus more countertop space. 

5. Tuck Appliances Away 

Larger appliances such as microwaves and toasters can also be hidden inside wall cubbies. If you've decided to do a kitchen remodel, consider this space-saving idea to keep your countertops clear and ready for meal preps any time of year. 

Inspired to treat yourself to extra space in your kitchen for the holidays? Go for it with these trending tips! And if you would like more space-saving tips or are planning to do a kitchen remodel, contact us! Our team at Kitchen Tune-Up is always happy to help turn your dream kitchen into a reality. Happy kitchen organizing!