Even in a small kitchen, it’s possible to find more space for kitchen storage and food preparation. This usually means thinking outside of the box and brainstorming creative ways to use the available space in your kitchen area. The professionals at MasterWorks Painters have helped hundreds of customers to creatively utilize their small kitchens. Find new methods for using the space in your kitchen with these four alternative options.

Add More Space to a Small Kitchen

1. Wall Shelves

Adding shelves to open walls offers a vertical area for storing items such as dinnerware, mixing bowls, or small appliances. If wall space is not available, you can add shelves above your stove or inside a pantry or closet.

2. Narrow Cabinets

Narrow cabinets fit easily between major appliances and within small, cramped spaces. These types of cabinets offer a great storage option for a variety of items, such as canned goods, small kitchen tools, and baking pans.

3. Island with Cabinets or Shelving

Adding a kitchen island adds quite a bit of storage capacity to your food prep space. You automatically are adding vital counter space for a larger food prep surface. Many islands also come with shelves or cabinets. This creates storage for awkwardly-shaped or large items like pots, pans, and baking sheets.

4. Bins and Baskets

Enlist the help of bins and baskets to not only store items but also to add your own unique sense of style. Fit them inside deep cabinets to group similar items together and access them easily. Store towels, dishcloths, and cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink. Place them on top of your cabinets to store items that are used infrequently.

Masterworks Painters is available to design and construct the extra space you need in your cute and cozy kitchen. Contact our office at (703) 263-3302 to schedule an appointment today. We also offer professional painting services, as well as window replacement services. We proudly serve the Fairfax, Ashburn, Vienna, Oakton, and the neighboring Virginia areas.