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4 Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Space

Pots Hanging from a Rack in the Kitchen of a Pinecrest Rental HomeIf the kitchen in your Pinecrest rental home is on the smaller side and does not have enough storage for all the essentials, daily tasks may become inconvenient. However, there are ways to maximize your kitchen space and have a beautiful and functional space you can use and enjoy. This article lists down some ideas you can use to add storage and utility to your rental home’s kitchen.

Remember, though, that while some upgrades are easy do-it-yourself options, others may require the permission of your landlord in order to modify things in your rental home. Be sure to check the terms of your lease carefully and follow the process for requesting permanent changes.

Declutter and Organize

Decluttering and organizing your kitchen is the first step to creating a clean and functional one. Compare your cabinet space against the number of dishes, utensils, small appliances, or kitchenware that you have. If you have more than what can be stored inside, getting rid of some stuff can help it all fit better. You can also invest in organizing trays and racks that fit into a drawer or cabinet to corral things like silverware, pot and pan lids, and spice jars. Once you have made a space for everything and put everything in its place, you are on your way to a more functional kitchen.

Use Vertical Spaces

Another way to maximize your kitchen is to create more storage. If your cabinet space is limited, you can add hooks or pegs to unused areas, like walls, sides of cabinets, or even the ceiling. You might be surprised to find out that you have freed up an entire cabinet or two just by hanging your pots on a rack or your coffee mugs on hooks. Just be sure to install your hanging storage using damage-free mounting tape or get permission from your Pinecrest property manager to drill holes in the walls or ceiling.

Add Rolling Storage

For tenants, another great way to get more storage space in a small kitchen is by adding a rolling island or storage cabinet. These help fill in the underutilized gaps and corners that are common in small kitchens. By adding some standalone storage or counter space, you can store your things better. Rolling islands are especially great because aside from offering both storage and counter space, you can also get an additional place to sit just by bringing in a couple of stools. There are also narrow storage racks made to fit between a fridge and a wall or other tight spaces so you have more places to store your kitchen essentials or pantry items.

Add Shelves

For kitchens that have a lot of wall space but not so many cabinets, installing shelves is an inexpensive way to add more storage. Open shelves give your kitchen functionality and beauty in addition to giving you places to display glassware or keep small appliances away after use. Of course, this is a bigger project and will probably require your landlord’s approval before you can start adding any shelves. Also, many leases stipulate that if you will be installing permanent fixtures, like shelves, you may need to remove them and repair any damage left behind or just leave them where they are.

If your lease, like most leases, requires you to have the work done by a licensed professional, make sure you follow what your landlord requires. Otherwise, you might find the cost of removal or repairs deducted from your security deposit once you move out.

While these are indeed great ideas to maximize your available kitchen space, it is still best to look for a rental with bigger rooms if you still feel cramped after trying out these suggestions. If you’re ready for a move, give Real Property Management Genesis 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 786-744-5700.

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