One question that is frequently being asked is, “how can you make your kitchen convenient, practical and at the same time, spacious?”, and in all honesty, it’s a question that has never been easy to answer. However, with a little help from some interior designers, we have put together a list of 12 things that you should remove from your kitchen. This will help you optimize the space available, thus, making it convenient and practical.
So what can you remove from your kitchen?
Foods such as rice and pasta have a long shelf life like many other canned or packaged goods. However, these goods have expiry dates too, therefore, it is important that you always keep your shelves clean and that you take out any food that may have been forgotten.
Silverware should be stored and only taken out during special occasions. It is pointless to place in the kitchen where the risk of damaging them is high. Keep such fancy things somewhere safe.
Get Rid of Clutter
As much as you can, keep your kitchen free from clutter especially for smaller spaces.
We all know that plants give life to any environment but too many will only take up too much space. It is vital that we place a few plants in key spots that won’t make your kitchen cluttered.
Unused kitchen items
Any kitchen item that is not used frequently should always be stored away and retrieved only when you need to use it.
Magazines and Newspapers
Do you usually read the papers with your coffee in the morning and then leave them piled up on the dining table? Well, you’re not alone. Newspapers can be used to clean your glass windows, etc, therefore, instead of leaving them cluttered around the whole room, put them to better use.
Your kitchen should be left in a state that is functional and ready for use the next day. Having too many decorative pieces such as baskets, bowls, jugs, etc, placed all over the place will only take up space and you’ll have to remove them every time you want to cook.
Rugs or Carpets
If you want to have a practical kitchen, then say no to rugs and carpets in the kitchen. Waterproof rugs that are easy to clean can be an exception however, generally speaking, rugs and carpets don’t belong in the kitchen. Rugs are a top priority when you consider what to remove from your kitchen.
Knives and other kitchen utensils should be kept in drawers or in cupboards and not left on the counter.
It is often believed that having a flower vase on a kitchen island will make it look good but the truth is, you need the space on the island as a workshop. Therefore, vases are definitely not a necessity and will only eat up space.
Multiple Bowls of Fruit
Although a colorful bowl of fruit placed somewhere in your kitchen may seem like a good idea but having multiple bowls of fruit is a no-no. If you have to have a bowl of fruit in your kitchen, then one is more than enough.
Devices used occasionally
Keep your kitchen counter always clear of devices that are not used most of the time. These spaces are essential for the things that you do daily and thus, only devices that you make use of should be kept while unused ones should be stored away and retrieved when needed.