How to Make Your Kitchen More Accessible
If you cook family meals on a regular basis, you know that having a convenient and accessible kitchen space is important. Dark cupboards, stubborn drawers, and lack of counter space can make the process of cooking more difficult and your kitchen less enjoyable. Part of having a fantastic kitchen is having one that has everything you need available with ease. There are plenty of ways that you can touch up your kitchen to make it more accessible and to make cooking more enjoyable.
1. New Cabinet Drawer Slides
Stubborn drawers or drawers that don't come out far enough can make getting to utensils and other items more difficult than necessary. You shouldn't have to wrestle with drawers or struggle to pull them out. You can fix this issue with the help of new cabinet drawer slides. Often times a drawer that sticks has old and worn slides and just needs an update. If your drawers only open part way replace them with full extension slides and get a full view of the contents of your drawer.
2. Cabinet Lighting
Do you have deep, dark cupboards that make it hard to find what you're looking for? Is it difficult to read the labels on spices and cans that are tucked at the back of the cabinet? If so, you should consider installing LED lights inside of your cabinets. This will illuminate the space for you and make it easier to find what you need. This is especially helpful in kitchens that have naturally dim overhead lighting.
3. A Small Table
If you have limited counter space and don't have room to add an island, you can consider adding a small table to your kitchen. It can go in a corner out of the way and hold extra items that your counters can't hold. You can also use it for preparing food if there isn't enough space elsewhere.
4. Door Mounted Spice Racks
Spices can take up a lot of space, especially if you have a large collection of them. Rather than using up cabinet or counter space you should consider using a door mounted spice rack. You can hang it on the inside of a cabinet door and neatly organize all your spices without using up a whole cupboard.
5. Adjustable Shelf Brackets
Adding adjustable shelf brackets to your cupboards or pantries allows you to control the amount of space you have. You can add more shelves or get rid of some if you need to store taller items. You can also move shelves lower if you are shorter and need easier access to them.
Kitchen cabinet demand in the U.S. is expected to increase by nearly $17.1 billion by 2021. However, that doesn't mean you have to join the trend and replace all of your cabinets for a more accessible kitchen. Even the smallest and most stubborn of kitchens can be updated to be more functional. With a little creativity and the right tools, you can transform your space and make cooking a much more enjoyable task.