Most homeowners design their kitchens around three essential appliances: Your fridge, stove and dishwasher are part of what makes your kitchen space functional. But what about all of those single-use appliances, like blenders, toasters, coffee machines and waffle makers? These small kitchen gadgets can take up precious counter space if you don't have extra room for them. Here are a few ideas to keep your kitchen uncluttered:
- If you are going through a kitchen remodel, consider installing custom cabinets designed to keep multiple appliances tucked behind the cabinet when not in use. Add an outlet behind the hidden compartments so when you do need to use one of the mini appliances, all you have to do is plug it in.
- Creating an extra pantry-like space with roll out shelves makes it easy to access appliances you don't use on a daily basis. This type of storage space also keeps your kitchen counters clear and makes it easy to keep your gadgets organized.
- If you have room, build extra shelving in the kitchen pantry to store appliances. An alternative solution is to include a corner counter dedicated to your small kitchen appliances. Both of these options allow for a designated area that won't interfere with your cooking space.