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Elevate your kitchen space this holiday

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 Elevate your kitchen space this holiday (Photo: iStock)

The kitchen is the heart of a home, and transforming it into an organised space enhances both its functionality and aesthetic appeal.

First of all, it is important to note that a lot happens in this room therefore a proper mode of organisation is necessary to maintain a neat, classy kitchen.

To have a well-organised kitchen, start by creating workspaces for every task. These tasks include cooking, preparing, and brewing coffee.

Having a station for each task comes in handy when it is time to organise your cutlery. In a cooking station, put all the cooking appliances there. In a preparation station, put your knives and cutting boards in one area. Just to mention, keep cutlery of the same type together.

Arranging your kitchen like this eases your access to things you need to use while carrying out a task. When preparing food, you want your cooking stick, tongs, and anything else that you will use to be an arm stretch away.

The type of cabinets you have says a lot about how organised and classy your kitchen is. Pull-out shelves in your cabinet play a big role in easing access to your kitchen tools and appliances. Make use of cabinet organisers such as pull-out baskets and spice racks to maximise space and help you see all your tools.

It is advised to put heavy appliances like air fryers and food processors in the bottom cabinets to prevent the risk of getting hurt while trying to get them from the top shelves.

Sometimes all the appliances may not fit on the cabinets and you will be tempted to put some on the counters. Fight that thought as much as you can because kitchen counters should be clear, or rather, empty.

If you need more space, make use of vertical organisation where you can install wall-mounted racks for pots, pans, and frequently used utensils. This not only saves space but also adds a decorative element to the kitchen.

Food storage is another area in the kitchen that needs attention. For dry goods like cereals and flour, use clear jars for visibility. Moreover, clear jars make a kitchen look organised and classy. Spices should also be stored in clear containers and well-labelled.

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