Coping with a Small Kitchen

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated July 19, 2018)

Probably the single most difficult part of living in a small house is coping with a small kitchen. I remember the first apartment that my wife and I lived in, the kitchen was so small that there was barely enough room for one person to stand in it and breathe, let alone two people trying to make dinner. While it may not be pleasant coping with a small kitchen, it is possible. All that you need to do is be a little organized in the kitchen, and you might be surprised to find that you have more space than you originally thought.

  • Know what you want. Organizing your kitchen is a fairly easy process, as long as you have a general idea of what you wan to do. Going for a combination laundry room and kitchen is going to require a completely different approach than simply dealing with a small kitchen. To that end, before you begin organizing your kitchen you need to know what you want. Decide what you are going to be using the area for, and if it is absolutely necessary to fit more than one purpose into the room.
  • Plan out your space. Do not be afraid to take time prior to organizing to plan out your space. If necessary, use your creative side and draw out a rough (and it can be very rough if need be) picture of where you want everything to go, a blueprint if you will of where you want everything to go. Again, don't be afraid to take as long as you need to do this, as long as you are actually planning.
  • Clean out the area. If you are just moving into a new home or apartment, then you don't have to worry quite as much about this step. I say this simply due to the fact that pretty much everything has already been cleaned out. However, if you are already living in the area, then you need to clean everything out so that you can start again from scratch. Doing this allows you to have an easier time to relocate and place everything exactly where you want it to go.
  • Implement your plan. After you have cleaned everything, and rearranged everything in your kitchen to your satisfaction, you only have one thing left to do. The good news is that this is the final step; however the bad news is that this step never really ends. You now have to implement the plan that you created, meaning that you are going to need to continue to work on using it, since if you do not maintain the system you implemented it will die leaving you a huge mess that needs to be reorganized and cleaned up again.

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Lee Wyatt

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