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4 Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Space

Pots Hanging from a Rack in the Kitchen of a Georgetown Rental HomeIf the kitchen in your Georgetown rental home is on the smaller side and does not have enough storage for all the essentials, daily tasks may become inconvenient. However, there are ways to maximize your kitchen space and have a beautiful and functional space you can use and enjoy. This article lists down some ideas you can use to add storage and utility to your rental home’s kitchen.

Remember, though, that while some upgrades are easy do-it-yourself options, others may require the permission of your landlord in order to modify things in your rental home. Be sure to check the terms of your lease carefully and follow the process for requesting permanent changes.

Declutter and Organize

Step one to creating a clean and functional kitchen is to declutter and organize it. If you have more dishes, utensils, small appliances, or kitchenware than you have cabinet space, simply getting rid of things you don’t use regularly can help everything fit better. Organizing trays and racks that easily fit inside a drawer or cabinet are very useful for corralling your silverware, pot and pan lids, and spice jars. A functional kitchen needs to have a place for everything you use and need.

Use Vertical Spaces

Another way to maximize your kitchen is to create more storage. If your cabinet space is limited, you can add hooks or pegs to unused areas, like walls, sides of cabinets, or even the ceiling. You might be surprised to find out that you have freed up an entire cabinet or two just by hanging your pots on a rack or your coffee mugs on hooks. Just be sure to install your hanging storage using damage-free mounting tape or get permission from your Georgetown property manager to drill holes in the walls or ceiling.

Add Rolling Storage

For tenants, another great way to get more storage space in a small kitchen is by adding a rolling island or storage cabinet. Have you noticed that small kitchens often have gaps or corners that are not fully utilized? By adding some standalone storage or counter space, you can store your things better. Rolling islands are especially great because they not only add storage and counter space, you also get more places to sit if you add a couple of stools. Narrow storage racks are also great because they fit in tight spaces such as between a fridge and a wall and give you more places to store your kitchen essentials or pantry items.

Add Shelves

For kitchens that have a lot of wall space but not so many cabinets, installing shelves is an inexpensive way to add more storage. Open shelves add function and beauty to a kitchen and give you a place to display glassware or store small appliances away after use. Adding shelves is one of the projects that will probably require your landlord’s approval, so be sure you secure it before starting. Also, many leases state that anything permanent you have installed, like shelves, has to be removed and any damage left must be repaired or perhaps they can be left where they are.

If your lease, like most leases, requires you to have the work done by a licensed professional, make sure you follow what your landlord requires. Otherwise, the cost of removal or repairs may be deducted from your security deposit upon move-out.

While these are all great ideas to maximize space in a kitchen, you might also want to look into a rental with bigger rooms if you still feel cramped. If you’re ready for a move, give Real Property Management Longhorn a call. We have a wide range of rental home listings, possibly even one with your dream kitchen in it! View our listings online or reach us at 512-580-3099.

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