11 Smart Ideas to Organize a Small Kitchen

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Make your kitchen feel twice as big with our sneaky tricks on how to organize a small kitchen.

OK, not everyone has a spacious kitchen, especially for city-dwellers. We’re already lucky enough if we have a storage space to put our dishes, or if we have enough counter space. So it’s really a challenge to keep a small kitchen functional, organized, and well-designed. One of the biggest challenges to organize a small kitchen is storage space. You will end up asking yourself ‘how?’ and ‘where?’ for days because it seems impossible.

The good news is that with a little creativity (and with our tips, of course), even the tiniest kitchen can be functional and feel twice as big. We’ve rounded up smart ideas of all time to help you organize a small kitchen.

Add Wall Shelving

Yes, we know that exposing your clutter is downright terrifying. That’s why a lot of us would opt for closed cabinet doors, but the disadvantage is it makes your small kitchen feel even smaller. So we recommend you to opt for open shelves, and yes, it can look insanely chic and organized if done right. You can display your aesthetically-pleasing bowls and plates or clear containers.

Ditch Countertop Bowls

If only you have a countertop. Instead of placing bowls on your countertop, use drawers to organize a small kitchen, and pack it with removable bins for fruits and vegetables that don’t need to be refrigerated. It will save you so much precious counter space.


DIY Sliding Cabinet

If you have a skinny space between your fridge and the wall, you can make a sliding cabinet as your pantry. It will help you a lot in storing items and to keep the space clutter-free.

Hang Baskets

What if installing open shelves is not an option? You can still save space and organize a small kitchen by hanging baskets. This will be perfect for your fruits and vegetables because it will provide the proper ventilation they need.


Put a Small Utility Cart

Using a utility cart is a smart idea to add even more storage to your small kitchen. Also, it’s really convenient to roll it out of the way and so much easier to put it in a different spot whenever you need to.

Stovetop Storage

Another genius idea to organize a small kitchen is to use the space above your stovetop. You can use it to store your cooking utensils and pots, so everything you need is always at hand.

Turn the Top of Your Fridge Into a Pantry

If you have a small kitchen, you need to use every inch, and that includes the top of the fridge. It can be used to store all sorts of stuff, but be sure to keep it organized. We suggest that you select your most-used pantry ingredients and place it on top of the fridge.

Use a Pegboard

Yes, using a pegboard to hang pans and pots is a simple, yet a great option to organize a small kitchen. It’s a clutter-free storage solution, functional, and sturdy. It’s also an ideal way to keep your cookware and tools at hand. You can also add shelves of oils or utensils and hang baskets below.


Use a Storage Bench

Adding a breakfast nook bench is such a space-saver. Plus, it works double-duty because of the storage under the seats. Place it beside your kitchen window for an at-home cafe ambiance.

Use All of Your Wall Space

Don’t let an inch of wall space go to waste. If you can’t find any storage space to organize a small kitchen, use your empty walls. It’s a great place to hang pans and pots or to hold baskets of fruit. You can also try installing wall storage for your go-to items.

Use Your Cabinet Doors

Install caddies and hooks on your cabinet doors to add extra storage. You can also place a chalkboard as a reminder station for your next grocery trip or hang your most-frequently-used cooking utensils.

There are so many solutions to organize a small kitchen. So instead of focusing on what you don’t have, try these ideas and tips to create a functional, organized, and well-designed kitchen space. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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