The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in our homes. However, unlike other rooms in the house, kitchens usually have limited space, especially in flats and apartments. Therefore, we are always trying to find ways to create more space, and this drives most people to buying space-saving kitchen appliances. If you have a small kitchen and want to save some space, here are some kitchen appliances that can help you make the most of the available space.


    1. Wall-Mounted Microwave

Many homes use a microwave, and for most households, it’s an essential appliance. The problem is that, freestanding microwaves take up a lot of space in your kitchen. By choosing a wall-mounted microwave, you can have the convenience of microwave cooking as well as some extra worktop space. Alternatively, it can also be fitted on a wall unit.

    2. A Sink with Accessories

A sink is something that you just can’t do without in your kitchen. If you want to save space, there are many models that offer clever accessories that turn your standard sink into a multifunctional work surface. A good example is a sink that comes with a colander and a chopping board and has a surface that can be used for storage. The sink, therefore, eliminates the need to buy a chopping board and a storage box for culinary items like the knives and spoons.

    3. A Halogen Oven

A Halogen oven is one of the most space-economic kitchen appliances that you can have in your kitchen. Unlike most conventional ovens, a Halogen oven occupies a very small space on your kitchen worktops, and therefore, it’s ideal for kitchenettes and small flats. Additionally, you can place them near the main sockets without causing inconveniences. If you want to buy a Halogen oven, this list will be a nice starting point

    4. A Boiling Water Tap

Fitting a boiling water tap in your kitchen is an excellent way of creating space. You will not need to have kettles hogging your precious space on the worktop. An all-in-one water tap will be dispensing warm, cold and boiled water. In fact, most mixer taps can be easily retrofitted into your worktop or sink in place off the existing tap.

    5. Ceiling Cabinets

Having cabinets on the ceiling can help you save a lot of space in your kitchen. Though it might be a bit challenging to access the items you store in those cabinets, the fact is that the cabinets will save a lot of space, and your kitchen will look neat, tidy and organized. Therefore, you can store the items that you don’t use frequently in your day to day kitchen activities.

    6. Wall Storage

A multipurpose storage wall can free up some space in the kitchen. You can store some dishes, safe cookware, and other items. The best way is to get a technician to fit some racks where you can hang the items.

The list above is proof that a small kitchen should not limit the functionality of your kitchen. You can still have the appliances you need to make your life convenient and your cooking awesome.

(Last Updated On: March 11, 2021)

Annalise O'Conner is a Registered Dietitian and Personalized Nutritionist. She is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching nutrition in the School of Public Health and APAN (Asian Pacific Islander American Network) Email: [email protected]

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