The essential space-saving for the kitchen
Furniture, accessories, storage, and objects to optimize the space of kitchens that lack space.
- a space-saving service on casters that is easy to move and slip into nooks and crannies
- a space-saving table that can be easily folded up and clears the passage
- a splashback bar to hang your kitchen utensils
A small kitchen doesn’t have to be a disadvantage if you take the time to organize it properly. Manufacturers have understood this and are offering more and more clever storage accessories suitable for small areas.
1 – Install a space-saving table
This is the trick that will save you the most space in your small kitchen if you have a bulky table. Replace this piece of furniture with a suitable model to save space in the kitchen. The space-saving table can, for example, be a fold-away table in the kitchen, or a wall-mounted table that folds up, like the Norberg table model from IKEA, with a flap.
2 – Take advantage of a retractable worktop
A retractable worktop is a practical solution to save space in the kitchen. Sliding or even removable, some models are with extensions to have access to additional space to eat, to prepare meals, or even to have more space for a bar area or a coffee area. Some manufacturers offer worktop extension kits, such as the model pictured from Leroy Merlin.
3 – Optimize the available wall space
You have no more floor space, use the walls! Some space-saving kitchen storage can also be transformed into decoration. This is the case for example with this wall bottle holder.
4 – Use an adjustable shelf under the sink
This telescopic shelf adjustable in width adapts to different configurations, under the sink, and allows to gain additional storage surfaces, even with the presence of the siphon or pipes.
5 – Save space around the sink with this shelf
This small shelf that you can find on Amazon is simply placed between your sink and your splashback. You will instantly have access to very practical storage spaces to save space! There is also an expandable model.
6 – Unfold this drainer on your sink
No drainer? No room for a dish rack? Here is the solution! When not in use, just roll it up to store it without taking up too much space. This foldable stainless steel model is available on amazon.fr.
7 – Optimize the worktop space with this retractable cutting board
The problem with utensils is that they have to be stored, and therefore, they take up space! But this retractable cutting board that doubles as a colander is definitely worth making the list… If you’re running out of space in the kitchen, you know how precious the “countertop” space is. Simply place this board on your sink.
8 – Hang your cups with a cupboard rail
No longer leave your mugs and cups behind with this rail to install inside or outside a closet. Convenient to save space and free up the work surface.
9 – Hang your paper towel with this support
This paper towel holder uses the same principle as the previous storage. Hanging up utensils and accessories is definitely one of the most effective space-saving tips in a small kitchen, so make the most of it!
10 – Double your storage surfaces with this closet shelf
A very simple and inexpensive shelf, to immediately gain storage space in your cupboards. What more could you ask for in a small kitchen? You can also install a corner shelf in your closets
11 – Increase the storage capacity of your cupboards with this hanging basket
Here is another very clever object that allows you to increase the storage and storage capacity of your cupboards. This storage basket simply hangs on the shelf of a shelving unit.
12 – Store cleaning products with this basket to hang inside a closet door
Cleaning products take up a lot of space in the kitchen… This storage basket to hang inside a cupboard door allows them to be stored more easily, without wasting space!
13 – Organize lids, boards, and plates with this clever storage
Plates, lids, and cutting boards can take up a lot of space in your cupboards if you don’t store them properly. Here is an accessory that allows you to store them in a smart way! Adjustable, it adapts to different configurations. This storage is available on amazon.fr.
14 – Hang this trash can on a closet door
In a small kitchen, you must absolutely avoid bulky garbage cans that will get in your way and prevent good circulation. This simple to install 10L model from the SimpleHuman brand is very functional, you just need to hang it inside a cupboard door. Alternatively, the Brabantia brand offers this model with a removable bucket.
15 – Store your spices on different levels with this space-saving display
To save space, of course, but also to have access to all your spices easily and quickly. A very simple and very effective accessory to optimize space in a small kitchen. This spice rack is available on amazon.fr.
16 – Install this adjustable drawer organizer to keep everything in its place
In a small kitchen, storage and organization are essential! A tidy drawer makes it easy to save space by ensuring the proper organization of utensils and cutlery. The positive point of this model, it is adjustable and can therefore be adapted to different drawers. You can buy this kind of drawer organizer from amazon.fr.
17 – Save space around the sink with this “false drawer” basket
Optimize the space around the sink by storing the sponges in this false drawer basket. A very simple but very effective space-saving trick for a tidy small kitchen!
18 – Install this magnetic rail on your splashback to store your knives
A great classic! Use your credenza with a magnetic rail to store your knives. A storage tip that gives your kitchen a ” pro ” touch. You have easy access to your knives, perfect if you cook a lot.
19 – Free up space on the worktop with this splashback kit to hang utensils
Ultra practical to have all your utensils on hand, this hanging splashback kit, available on castorama.fr, is a must-have in small kitchens.
20 – Create additional storage space with this slim cart on wheels
The main problem in a small kitchen? The lack of space for storing food, utensils … This storage trolley on wheels ( and therefore easy to move ) can slip into lost spaces, such as between the fridge and a piece of furniture. It replaces a kitchen service or even a central island.
21 – Free up space by installing a shelf to put on the worktop
No need to tinker with these shelves. Telescopic, they adapt to different configurations of kitchens ( or kitchenettes ) to gain storage space and thus free up space on the worktop. A practical and inexpensive solution, we validate! You can find shelves of the same type on amazon.fr.
22 – Install practical and trendy wall open shelving
Because there is always a lack of practical storage in a small kitchen, provide additional open wall shelves to store your spices for example.
23 – Transform your walls into storage with a modular perforated panel
This modular perforated panel is decorative AND practical. Your walls are transformed into storage for all your accessories, utensils, and even your dishes. It is equipped with hooks and small shelves to position according to your needs. A space-saving piece of furniture suitable for small surfaces!
24 – Slide an under-plinth drawer to gain additional storage space
An under-plinth drawer is a simple yet discreet solution that saves extra space for organizing and storing utensils in the kitchen.
25 – Hang your pots and pans high with this support
Your ceiling can save you space … This bracket allows you to hang pots and pans to save space in your drawers and cupboards. Everything is at your fingertips, easily and quickly. This accessory will also bring a nice decorative touch to your kitchen.
26 – Place storage baskets above your kitchen furniture
Here is a very ingenious idea, unearthed on a beautiful mess blog, which makes it possible to optimize the wasted space above kitchen furniture. Simply place storage baskets to store bottles, groceries, or e#ven kitchen accessories. To give a vintage look to your kitchen, you can opt for these metal baskets.
27 – Save space with built-in appliances
The worktop can be very cluttered just because of the small appliances. A space-saving kitchen means rethinking the use of appliances and choosing the most suitable models for small kitchens. Discover our article on household appliances for small kitchens.