Sometimes you have to make do with a kitchen that is hardly more than the inside of a food truck. If you or someone you know is interested in getting more out of the little galley you call home, be sure to check out these tips.
- Donate first: Before moving into your new space, make sure to get rid of all those things you don’t need anymore.
- Think vertically: Vertical storage is a tried-and-true method of using space, and the kitchen holds some unique opportunities for making the most of it.
- Find beautiful cleaning tools: Skip the plastic and get yourself a classic wooden broom, natural fiber dish brush and a glass soap dispenser.
- Tap into change: Installing a quality faucet with a pull-down sprayer can make your chores less of a chore.
- Live the island life: Whether you choose a larger center-of-the-room-style piece or a small butcher-block number, these additions create more counter space and storage, all in one piece.
- Light it up: Tailor your lighting to the energy you want in your kitchen.
- Wallpaper accent: Finding a large-scale print will make the space feel larger, and layering a sizable mirror on top will maximize the look and any light.
- Curate unique displays: One of the best ways to keep an assortment of oddly shaped kitchen items is to dedicate either one section of the room (think: the top 12 inches of the walls) or one wall to showing them off.
- Keep it alive: Every room deserves a plant.
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