Let’s face it; most of us have an issue or two when it comes to our kitchen. This is especially true if you move into a premade home rather than designing a home for yourself. Here’s how you can make better use of it; however big or small the space may be…

Use it for more than simply preparing your food

Without a doubt, this space’s primary purpose it to prepare food; for you and your family. However, there is no hard and fast rule telling you that you need to use if only for this purpose. If you have the luxury of a large kitchen, try to fit in a small table for the purpose of having your meals there. If you don’t want to clutter up the space by adding a table, consider adding kitchen benchtops or a breakfast bar. Remember that if given the chance, this could easily turn into a workspace for you (if you work from home), or a homework station for your little onea place where they can work under your watchful eyes.

Learn to organize the things better for more efficient cooking

There is no argument that you can get more out of an organized space; as opposed to a cluttered up space. Try to keep this in mind and figure out ways to keep your kitchen organized. Keep your granite countertops clear of things; using it as your chopping and prepping station. Divide your entire kitchen into zones; according to the distance from the stove. This makes it easier for you to organize your things, and make better use of your kitchen as a whole.

Think about space saving

How do you save space in this special part of your home? Pretty much like the rest of your home. Take care to keep your space clutter free. Cleanout your fridge often; and rummage through your food cupboard to get rid of the expired food once every month. Have a good look at your china cabinet. Did you find thing s that you had forgotten about? You don’t need them. What about those lone survivors of a set you used to have? Those can be thrown out or donated as well.

Make better use of the vertical spaces as well

Every kitchen has its horizontal and vertical spaces. Most of us make good use of the horizontal spaces; but unfortunately don’t make very good use of the vertical spaces. The sides of your cabinets, the empty walls (that you could use to organize your pans and woksor use it as your little spice and herbs corner) and even your vertical storage units of your pantry cabinets need to be given more thought. You could even consider setting up your large appliances in a vertical fashion to save space.