10 Sneaky Ways to Instantly Gain Extra Counter Space
If you have a small kitchen, use these ideas to add more counter space to your kitchen.
1. Take Advantage of an Unused Stovetop
As long as you make sure the burners are off (seriously), you can totally reclaim the dead space on your stovetop. Cover it with custom-sized cutting boards to create a second prep zone when you have a sous chef helping you make dinner.
2. Add Another Level
If you feel strongly about keeping all of your most-frequently-used items out and visible (instead of stashed behind cabinet doors) but don’t have counter space to waste, add a level of shelves on your backsplash to store those items.
3. Lift Up Your Kitchen Essentials
We’d never make you tuck your coffee maker out of sight if you don’t want to (mornings are rough enough as is). But by lifting your MVPs up a level, you clear your counters for meal prep without having to make any sacrifices.