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4 Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Space

Pots Hanging from a Rack in the Kitchen of a Beebe Rental HomeIf the kitchen in your Beebe rental home is kind of tiny or doesn’t seem to have sufficient storage for all the essentials, it can make numerous daily tasks more challenging to complete. The good news is that there are ways to maximize your kitchen space and create a functional, attractive space you’ll love spending time in. In this article, we’ll touch on a few ideas you can easily apply to add storage and utility to your rental home’s kitchen.

One quick note: While quite a few of these upgrades are straightforward do-it-yourself options that you can take with you just in case you leave your rental home, others may require the permission of your landlord. Make sure to check the terms of your lease seriously and follow the system for requesting permanent changes.

Declutter and Organize

Your first approach for developing 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, odds are that just by getting rid of the things you don’t use regularly can definitely help to fit it all suitably. Likewise, invest in certain organizing trays and racks that you can slide right into a drawer or cabinet to corral things in particular like silverware, pot, and pan lids, and spice jars. As soon as you have a proper place for everything you use and need, you are on your way to a more functional kitchen.

Use Vertical Spaces

Another approach to maximize your kitchen is to create more storage. If you have limited cabinet space, look into adding hooks or pegs to those unused areas such as walls, the side of cabinets, or even the ceiling. Hanging your pots on a rack or your coffee mugs on hooks can easily free up a cabinet or two for other things. Just ensure to install your hanging storage using damage-free mounting tape or request permission from your Beebe property manager to drill holes in the walls or ceiling.

Add Rolling Storage

For tenants, one easy solution to add storage space to a small kitchen is by including a rolling island or storage cabinet. Numerous small kitchens have gaps or corners that are not fully utilized. You can simply create more space for your things by adding standalone storage or counter space. Rolling islands are especially nice owing to the fact that they provide both storage and counter space, and also 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 similarly present you with more places to store your kitchen essentials or pantry items.

Add Shelves

If your kitchen has plenty of wall space but not many cabinets, one affordable means 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. Needless to say, adding shelves is a bigger project that will most likely require your landlord’s approval, so be sure to ask first. Likewise, many leases stipulate that if you install anything permanent, like shelves, you may need to remove them and repair any damage left behind or definitely 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 certain you completely understand what your landlord requires and follow the guidelines they provide. Otherwise, you may find the cost of removal or repairs deducted from your security deposit upon move-out.

Even though these are all effective ways to maximize space in a kitchen, it could most certainly 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 Delta 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 501-404-0674.

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