How to Style a Kitchen with Minimal Counter Space

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Hello fellow readers. I did not realize how much time getting settled into a new place would take. I still have my kitchen to remodel but looks like due to crazy demand for general contractors, my kitchen remodeling initiative might have to be postponed for the time being. All this kitchen talk has got me thinking about how I want to style mine. Since my countertop space is somewhat limited, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to maximize it.

This guest post is by Amy Spagnola of LuxeDecor on styling a kitchen with minimal counter space. If you haven’t checked out LuxeDecor, I recommend giving them a shot. They’ve got great modern style furniture and decor for your home. Also, if you haven’t already seen this, I have another featured home decor post also written by Amy, on tips and ideas to brighten up a dark room.


Part time desk, part time pantry and full time cooking spot, kitchen countertops are a hot commodity in any home. While gourmet kitchens may have center islands and ample wraparound counters, there are also many homes with limited worktop space.

Whether you have a sprawling kitchen and overflowing counters or a tiny cook den with no surface space, here are some tips and tricks to styling a kitchen with limited counter room.

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Image Credit: Image Via Blog Choice Home Warranty

For those who love to bake, there is often the need for tons of cookware and pots. If you’re a wannabe chef and love a good copper pan, it’s smart to have a kitchen space with plate and ceiling racks to elevate and organize cooking supplies. Plus, a center island with ample storage and drawers provides a spot for confection necessities.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Houzz

Many modest apartments and studios have very limited countertop space. Instead of calling for takeout every night, it’s smart to invest in a rolling kitchen cart which can be used for slicing vegetables, storing trays and keeping other mess from piling up on countertops.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Apartment People

A crowded kitchen feels chaotic and cluttered. Free the countertops from dry goods, utensils and pans by having hanging storage shelves. Perfect to mount under cabinets, hanging mason jars or other glassware can add decorative flair to a small cook nook.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Houzz

A retro kitchen feels suddenly spacious with the addition of pegboard storage. Perfect for clearing messy countertops, this wall solution works well for adding character and charm to a tiny cooking spot. And don’t just display pots and pans, there’s plenty of room for ladles, colanders and graters.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Brit + Co

Basket storage is a super affordable and easy fix for a kitchen lacking an abundance of countertop space. Wire or wicker baskets work well for wine bottles, tall oils and extra coffee bags. Plus, baskets can be removed or added without much effort, thus, keeping the kitchen easily organized and orderly.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Caddo Mineral

A wall mounted folding table is a smart solution for a kitchen without a ton of spare counter space. Ideal for hosting small gatherings, this mini-table works well for food preparation and as a dining spot.

 

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Image Credit: Image Via Preparing for Peanut

Floating shelves are the perfect option for accommodating a small sized kitchen. With tons of bonus room for plates, bowls and platters, these shelves are chic and storage-friendly.

 

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The ultimate idea for addressing a kitchen with limited workspace is to build a large pot and pan rack. Perfect for freeing up cabinets and counters, this rack also holds a selection of cookbooks and lids.


 

Thanks Amy for another great article! I’m certainly going to snag a few of these concepts and make them a reality for my personal kitchen!

Happy shopping!

Cheers ~
Christine from Bynmix

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