Clever kitchen space savers
Five smart tricks to give yourself extra room
1 TAKE A SHELFIE
Include stylish open shelves in your kitchen design to add an all-important decorative flourish to a wall full of cabinets. Use them to display beautiful homewares, of course, but also grab yourself extra storage space for cookery books or kitchen canisters for pantry staples.
2 NOW YOU SEE IT...
Find furniture that folds up or away, such as tables and chairs, and create extra room when you need it. This island bench has a nifty fold-down breakfast bar. Pull up a couple of stools and you have an instant eatery!
3 MOBILE HOME
Bring flexibility to the kitchen by using furniture on castors. Look for trolleys, butcher’s blocks and kitchen islands that move with you. They make great multitaskers and are easy to tuck into a corner when you hold a party in your kitchen. They are also fabulous if you want to rearrange your space – no need to buy new fixtures, they just move with you!
4 CASE IN POINT
For instant additional space, just buy an inexpensive bookcase or shelving unit to show off your wares or fill with baskets ready to house anything from your cookie cutters to picnic plates. It’s a great place keep your fruit bowl, too!
5 DOUBLE DUTY
Save space and effort with the same machine to both wash and dry your clothes. This is a perfect solution if your kitchen doubles as your laundry – just tuck it neatly under your work top or behind cupboard doors!
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