Kitchen Counter space is getting tinier as the kitchens are becoming smaller . This is especially true in the larger cities where real estate is a costly affair. Apartments in the city centres cut on the kitchen counter space to fit in all the appliances. But you can increase kitchen counter space by these simple hacks and additions:
1. Clear your Counter Space
The simplest way to increase your kitchen counter space is to keep additional items like appliances (blender, food processor etc.), utensils, food items off the counter. Use the cabinet space efficiently or have extra wall storage in the form of wall mounted kitchen storage. Some practical ideas are below (For more ideas read Ingenious Ideas to Increase Storage Space in Your Kitchen).
2. Convert a Drawer into extendable Counter Space
This can be done by adding full extension ball bearing drawer units. The important to keep in mind is to use heavy duty ones if you are going to use it for cutting/chopping or using appliance like Food processor which would apply pressure/load on the extension.
3. Convert the Cooktop into a Counter space
Add a Wooden/bamboo on top of your Cooktop and use it as additional Counter space in your kitchen.
4. Use the Sink as an Additional Counter Space
Maybe just add a bamboo ledge which can double up as a cutting board right when you are done washing the vegetables. Or you can go for even more flexible and multi-functional sink roll ups. These are cost effective addon that can serve multiple purposes in your kitchen.
5. Install Foldable Ledges
This one can prove to be a game changer when you want to increase the kitchen counter space. Simple, cheap and effective and requires almost no space. You can use it as a kitchen countertop or maybe as a small dining nook in your small kitchen.
6. Kitchen Island on Wheels /Roll Out Carts
Kitchen islands have evolved drastically in design, functionality and material. Today’s kitchen islands are not just extra counter spaces, they serve multiple functions. Invest in a Roll-out Cart type kitchen island that can serve as an additional counter space, and can also be a storage unit, small dining area, entertainment unit.
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