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Ways to increase kitchen space without expansive renovation

A small kitchen can be quite an inconvenience, especially if you have so many appliances to store in it. Fortunately, there are simpler ways to create space in your kitchen without remodeling it completely. So follow these tips if you want to increase the space in your kitchen.

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Get Rid of the Dining Table

Unless you have a separate dining room for meals, the dinner table can become quite a hindrance in your kitchen. So consider getting it removed and opting for corner booths or ledges built off the countertops, cabinets and booths to replace them as the eating areas in your home. You would be amazed at how much space you can save with this one idea alone.

Combine Adjacent Rooms

How about tearing down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room to create more space for both rooms? Your kitchen would look instantly bigger, and you will be left with little hindrances when transferring cooked dishes to and from the kitchen. If you do not have a wall already, opt for a partial wall rather than a structural one. This way, you can easily remove the wall as and when you feel like it in order to create the impression of a bigger kitchen space.

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Opt for Stackable Racks

Giving more attention to vertical space alignment would leave more horizontal space in your kitchen. This is where stackable racks come into the picture. You can place these racks on any flat surface, including the spaces above the kitchen cabinets and beneath the ceilings. This can help you organize your appliances better so that your kitchen has more space.

Choose Counter Depth Appliances

Having a dishwasher, oven, microwave, and refrigerator etc. out in the open would make your kitchen look cramped and cluttered. On the other hand, if you opt for counter depth appliances, you can save a lot of space in your kitchen. You can pull out these appliances from beneath the counters whenever you want to use them, and then push them back into the respective places afterwards.

Throw out Clutter

Not many of us would like to part with the utensils we had been using for years on end. However, you need to realize that as new utensils start filling up the spaces in your kitchen, you would start feeling more cramped. So dispose all the old utensils and appliances to give way for new ones in order to make your kitchen look and feel roomier.

Summary

If you feel your kitchen has been looking really cramped and cluttered lately, here are some simple tips to increase the space in the area.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi

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