In real estate parlance, “cozy” typically means small. If your house has a cozy kitchen, don’t despair. As Atlanta granite countertop experts, we have a few tips on how to maximize space in a smallish kitchen.
Run your kitchen cabinets all the way to the ceiling and have a handy step ladder at the ready so you can easily reach items you have on the top shelves. Ceiling pot racks are an excellent (and attractive) way to free up valuable counter space. For easier accessibility, fit cabinet interiors with slide-out shelves. Install swing-out Lazy Susans for your blind-corner cabinets to utilize every available storage space.
Minimize Counter Clutter
Another way to maximize storage is to minimize clutter and unnecessary items. Installing hooks on your backsplash to hold small utensils or a spice rack will prevent these items from taking up precious space on your countertops. Store only the items that you use in the kitchen in your kitchen cabinets and shelves. Banish all others to the garage, attic or basement. Better yet, hold a yard sale and spare yourself the trouble of having to find storage space for items you no longer need or use.
Observe the Kitchen Work Triangle
Make sure the key working areas in your kitchen (the refrigerator, sink and cooking surface) form three points of a triangle with a minimum distance of four feet in between. Try to maintain this ideal spatial ratio for maximum kitchen efficiency.
Create an Efficient Traffic Flow
A kitchen with a single cook needs aisles that are at least 36 inches wide between opposite work areas. Allow an additional six to 12 inches more (42 to 48 inches) if you regularly have two cooks in the kitchen at the same time. As much as possible, have only one door that opens from your cozy kitchen to the rest of the house.
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