Help Buyers Deal With Kitchen Compromises

March 26, 2015

Kitchens are today's hot spot for the modern home, but not all homes have been designed for today's tastes. In this tightening market, many buyers may find a house that's almost perfect but requires a few compromises. If your client faces the need for a more efficient use of kitchen space, these tips from a designer whose kitchen has all of 48 square feet may inspire similarly clever solutions.

Glass cabinets make everything easy to find. Shallow shelves can help with stacking and create more workspace around countertops.

Go flat and wide. Double-width drawers can hold everything from utensils to spices and keep them well-organized.

Slide-out cabinets multiply storage space. Turning nooks and crannies into effective storage is vital for small spaces.

Put knife slots right in the countertop. This uses less counter space than a block will and keeps them both safe and handy.

Go vertical. Pots and pans can be hung from a ceiling rack so they're out of the way, but still always within reach.

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Source: "Space-Saving Takeaways From a 48-Square-Foot Kitchen," (March 16, 2015)