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4 Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Space

Pots Hanging from a Rack in the Kitchen of a Greensboro Rental HomeIf the kitchen in your Montrose rental home is quite a bit on the smaller side or doesn’t look to have a good deal of storage for all the essentials, it can make lots of daily tasks tougher and complicated to finish. The good news is that there are ways to maximize your kitchen space and create a functional, gorgeous space you’ll want to spend time in. In this article, we’ll consider a few ideas you can apply to add storage and utility to your rental home’s kitchen.

One quick note: While particular upgrades are hassle-free do-it-yourself options that you can take with you in case you leave your rental home, others may require the permission of your landlord. Make certain to check the terms of your lease thoroughly and follow the correct process for requesting permanent changes.

Declutter and Organize

Your first procedure for forming a clean and functional kitchen is to declutter and organize it. If you have more dishes, utensils, small appliances, or kitchenware than you have cabinet space, the contingencies are that by merely getting rid of the things you don’t use regularly can help it all fit appropriately. Additionally, don’t hesitate to invest in organizing trays and racks that you can slide right into a drawer or cabinet to corral things such as silverware, pot, and pan lids, and spice jars. When you finally have a location for everything you use and need, you are on the right track to a more functional kitchen.

Use Vertical Spaces

Another manner to maximize your kitchen is to create more storage. If you have limited cabinet space, look into adding hooks or pegs to neglected areas, particularly walls, the side of cabinets, or even the ceiling. Hanging your pots on a rack or your coffee mugs on hooks can actually free up a whole cabinet or two for other things. Just bear in mind to install your hanging storage using damage-free mounting tape or do get permission from your Montrose property manager to drill holes in the walls or ceiling.

Add Rolling Storage

For tenants, one best means to add storage space to a small kitchen is by integrating a rolling island or storage cabinet. Lots of small kitchens have gaps or corners that are not fully utilized. You can easily make more space for your things by adding standalone storage or counter space. Rolling islands are specifically best on the account that they offer both storage and counter space, including a place to sit if you add a couple of stools. Narrow storage racks designed to fit between a fridge and a wall or other tight space can equally offer you more places to store your kitchen essentials or pantry items.

Add Shelves

If your kitchen has quite a lot of wall space but not many cabinets, one low-cost process to add more storage would be to install shelves. Open shelves can add function and beauty to a kitchen and give you places to display glassware or tuck small appliances away after use. Certainly, adding shelves is a considerably greater project that will require your landlord’s approval, so be sure to ask first. Additionally, many leases stipulate that if you install anything permanent, like shelves, you may need to remove them and repair any damage left behind or certainly leave them where they are.

Your lease, like many leases, may also require you to have the work done by a licensed professional, so make it a point you take in and truly understand what your landlord requires and follow the guidelines they provide. Otherwise, you may see the cost of removal or repairs deducted from your security deposit upon move-out.

Even while these are all optimum solutions to maximize space in a kitchen, it could finally be time to look for a rental with bigger rooms if you are still feeling cramped. If you’re ready for a move, give Real Property Management Now a call. We have a wide range of rental home listings, possibly even one with your dream kitchen in it! View our listings online or reach us at 970-314-7123.

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