Living with a small kitchen: 5 tips to make the most of your available space

Here are our best 5 tips for making the most of a small kitchen space and buying suitable appliances.

Small kitchens are more and more common these days, particularly in apartments in the city. Buying the right appliances can mean the difference when it comes to making the most out of your kitchen space. A well organized and effective kitchen is far more appealing than an overcrowded and unused one. Here are our best five tips for making the most of small spaces.

1- Multi-function appliances. Get a food processor or cooker that can bubble, broil, steam, stew, kneed, chop, mince, puree, blend, emulsify, whip and mix all at the touch of a button. Though it might seem like a significant investment at first, these powerful appliances can replace a cupboard full of expensive pots and skillets and can turn cooking into an easy and fuss-free experience. 

2- Neutral colours. Classic dark, white, cream and stainless steel never go out of fashion and easily blend into most kitchen colour palettes. Sticking with neutrals may be a good choice if you’re renting the place. 

3- Appliances with attachments. Get a kitchen appliance you can add attachments to. Some mixers come with a flat beater, dough hook and wire whisk. Depending on the model, you just have to take the cap off and open up a whole world of food prep options. One appliance, one machine that has all your cooking needs covered. As an added bonus, some appliances  look beautiful on the countertop! 

4- Appliances with easy storage solutions. Some hand blenders are designed to perform many different tasks, like mixing, mincing, chopping, whipping, pureeing or foaming. It’s perfect for small jobs that require fast, smooth and uniform comes results. Best of all, all the attachments fit into a space-efficient storage case. No more lost attachments, no more rummaging through drawers to find the piece you’re after! 

5- Buying according to your needs. Don’t make rush decisions when buying appliances. Do your research and keep in mind your specific needs, what you need on a daily basis. Appliances can be expensive, but they are designed to last. There’s nothing more frustrating than buying an expensive machine only to use it once, and then store it away forever. If you get an appliance that suits your needs, you’ll get your money’s worth for it!

A small kitchen can offer a lot if you’re creative. Research and smart choices will save you time, cash and frustration in the long term.

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