More Kitchen Space with Proper Furniture
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our homes, as it is the place where we store the food and then prepare it. The kitchen also has to provide a storage place for silverware, dishes, and other essential household tools and items. This is the reason why people sometimes have issues like overcrowding and they may need a whole new small kitchen design. The root of the problem, however, is the inadequate kitchen furniture that cannot hold everything they need in a functional and convenient manner.
If you are one of those people, what you need is some advice on how to increase the storage potential of the kitchen by making it more space-efficient and also organize it better and remove the unnecessary clutter. The good news is that you do not have to break the bank to take care of this problem, because kitchen furniture sets can be found at decent prices that everyone can afford.
Storage units cannot miss from modern kitchen furniture. There is a plethora of designs, sizes, materials and colors available in the marketplace, all designed to offer you additional storage place exactly where you need it the most: in your kitchen. Without taking a big area of the room, storage units contain several practical and spacious drawers. You can even fit the storage units in your kitchen pantry as well.
Kitchen Island Furniture
You might also want to consider purchasing a set of kitchen island furniture, or simply adding a kitchen island to your old furniture set. These islands are made of various materials and they provide your kitchen with a lot of extra storage space. Some of them have contoured tops and deep storage areas, while others will come with kitchen bar stools that give you more counter space and additional seating around the island. Or you may choose a wheeled kitchen island that you can move around the kitchen or into another room whenever you want, easy, fast and clean. The roller can have locks to keep the island fixed and safe.
Important kitchen items such as the microwave also have to be stored conveniently in special cabinets. Kitchen cabinets do a great job for microwaves that cannot be mounted easily too. If you leave your microwave on your limited counter space you will end up losing vital space for important tasks when preparing the food. Instead of that, you can simply choose a microwave cabinet that aesthetically matches your PVC or wood kitchen furniture that can offer you, even more, storage space, as many of them come with extra doors above or underneath where you can store your unsightly appliances. Others feature classy and practical baskets that are able to hold towels, spices or other items you want to keep close at hand.
If you still feel that your kitchen needs some help to increase its space efficiency you should try getting a chopping block or a butcher’s block in. They are made of wood, and they come in a wide variety of styles and prices. It is very useful for cutting meat, vegetables, and any kind of food you might need. Butcher’s blocks are very durable and easy to clean and maintain. You can easily sterilize one of them using bleach or other products you have in your kitchen, without worrying that you might damage it.
After you pick up all the essential kitchen furniture pieces you need from the ones mentioned above, you will certainly be amazed to see how efficient they are in boosting your counter and storage place. With furniture items such as kitchen islands, storage units, butcher’s blocks or microwave cabinets, you will not have to worry anymore about rummaging through some messy and overfilled cabinets and drawers to find what you are looking for or keeping your small cutting boards sterilized and clean. Don’t forget to update your other kitchen furniture, such as buying that new round kitchen table.
Drop Leaf Dining Table
A drop leaf table is a table that can either expand or subtract in size. It is a regular table with a base or legs and a top. The only difference is that a drop leaf table’s top is usually in three parts. The two parts on the sides have the ability to drop, making the table smaller in size. This could prove to be very useful in many cases as it can save you space on one hand and on the other hand when you need to, you can expand your drop leaf table and you could easily use it as you would use any other table.
Drop leaf tables are very useful when it comes to having people coming over at your house for dinner. Imagine a situation where you have a table that could accommodate 6 to 8 people but you want to invite far more than that, let’s say 12 to 14. Remember that we always need to add two extra people to the amount of people that we think are going to attend just to be on the safe side. In this situation, you need to accommodate at your place 6 more people than you are able to, so what could you do?
This is a typical example when a drop leaf table can prove to be extremely useful. The reason behind this is that since they become smaller by dropping the leaves on the sides. They are also easier to move around. This means that it is much easier for you to borrow such a table from a friend or neighbor, in order to organize your event, since it will be much easier for you to transfer it from his place to yours.
Drop leaf tables also has another feature that I think is very important. Think about a situation where you want to accommodate only 3 extra people at your house than you normally can. Again what you should do is to borrow or rent a table and some chairs from someone in order to be able to host your event. The problem here is that it is very rare that you will find a table which is just large enough to fit three people.
In this case, a drop-leaf table is what you are looking for. Since you don’t want the full potential of the table, you could always just drop just one leaf or even both leaves. If you think about it, a drop-leaf table can be suitable for 2,3,4,5 or 6 people depending on its shape and size.
So now you know what to do when you don’t have enough space on your table for a few extra guests. A drop leaf table can really make your life easier in that way and they can also look amazing.