You can make your kitchen look like it had a renovation!
It is safe to say the kitchen is the one room in the house that most people would pick first for home renovations. If the kitchen does not feel efficient and useful, then cooking, eating and dinnertime may not feel as welcoming either. Kitchen renovations in Ottawa homes can certainly make a kitchen more organized; however, there are a few things you can do to organize your kitchen before you take that next big step.
Match things together
Everyone has his or her own style of working in a space whether it’s big or small. Not having a flow when you go to grab something or put something away can hinder a kitchen’s ease of use and is often the reason why homeowners opt for home renovations. One small fix is to put similar things together. For example, sort dishes, mugs, baking items, cooking items, appliances and utensils together or organize things by size, colour or how often you use them. Besides full-on kitchen renovations to Ottawa kitchens, you can’t move major appliances, but you can arrange small items to where it feels more natural for you to use.
Create kitchen “stations”
The next step up from matching items together is to create “stations” for particular functions. This also adds a neat feature to your kitchen and can be incorporated into kitchen renovations for Ottawa homes. Similar to how restaurants organize tasks, designated places like a “coffee station,” “prep station,” “baking station” or “drink station” easily group things together. Plus they are great for guests to help themselves.
Get rid of unused items
To organize a kitchen or to plan on home renovations, you have to put some work into it. That means clearing out cabinets, drawers, refrigerators and shelves and “starting over” fresh. It will feel just as good as home renovations when you’re finished and probably something you would have to do anyway before kitchen renovations. Ottawa charities or thrift shops accept donations of kitchen items. Some things you never use may need to be thrown out. Keep necessary items in the reachable spaces and barely used items on the top shelves or store in the basement.
Use containers and dividers
An easy way to organize something like a “junk drawer” or jam-packed cutlery drawer is to use dividers. Wooden or plastic dividers looks nice and can put everything in its place. Instead of bags, put ingredients you use often in glass canisters or plastic tubs for easy access. An extra shelving unit or two in an unused space, such as above the fridge, can also give you more storage space. Consult with a professional of home renovations to see if they have organizations ideas of small things you can do or think about how to incorporate these changes into kitchen renovations for your Ottawa home.