Much urban life is planted with apartments these days, many of them lacking the ideal size of kitchen space that may have grown with them. This may make you wonder what you can do to present the optimal aesthetics and space of the miniature version of your parent’s kitchen in your own living space. With these complications in mind, here are three great ways to create that elegant apartment kitchen you’ve always wanted.
As long as it lasts
If your kitchen is really that small, installing shelves around the kitchen can do the trick. There are different types of shelves that create a beautiful display of all your kitchenware.
Open shelving at the edge of the kitchen countertops creates a beautiful view of what might otherwise be wasted space. Cookbooks and small pieces of decorative statues is a great way to use it if you have extra space. Imagine the great decoration you can put there for just a few dollars. This great utilization of a compact countertop is also great for storing plates, bowls, pots, or whatever your heart desires.
Shelving in the place where the cabinets used to be is a great use of storage for your plates and pans too. Having it on different levels with a floating drying rack allows you to do more with that kitchen as well. You can have the drying rack at eye level in front of you, so you save the trouble of having to find a place to put the next plate when the rack starts to fill up. It is also a simple installation, which creates a clever placement for a drying rack, where you do not have to put it on the side of the sink, and you have a visually attractive kitchen. For extra style, having the shelves painted in a certain color or color scheme is a great way to improve the kitchen.
Having shelves close to the ceiling above the cabinets also softens the small space. For those who don’t mind doing a little reaching for glass cups and such, the view of this type of shelving produces more space for the cabinets. It’s great for those who don’t want to look at the shelves at eye level.
Installing hooks for these shelves that hold pots and pans is a great way to show off your chef’s expertise, even if that might not be the case. Hooks can be created to hang wine glasses that make your place look very spruced up. Hanging ceiling hooks are a visually appealing display of your kitchenware. It also opens up other areas of the kitchen for storage, such as shelves and kitchen cabinets. The more space saved the better!
Kitchen center island
Adding a kitchen center island countertop to a small kitchen produces another place for kitchen appliances and dining appliances. A granite top for this can make it look like a fancy kitchen. Installing drawers or even open shelves in this kitchen center island will be a great way to combine the three ideas in one. Another way to maximize the kitchen countertop is to place the stove on this kitchen center island, which will produce space for appliances elsewhere in the kitchen. With the type of stove, an electric stove works well with a small apartment kitchen, with effortless cleaning. Adding a small dining table to the center island with two benches for seating can double as another seating area and dining table, if there is enough space available.
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