Decluttering your kitchen countertops is a great way to make your kitchen seem bigger and maximize your space. Whether you’ve just moved into a new house and are trying to determine where to put your kitchenware, or you’re rearranging your current space, decluttering is the first step to creating the kitchen of your dreams.
Keep reading to discover how to declutter your kitchen countertops and add decor that will compliment your kitchen design.
6 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen Countertops
Decluttering your kitchen countertops doesn’t have to be difficult. Consider these ideas when you find yourself needing a little extra countertop space.
Discard Unnecessary Kitchen Equipment
Keeping kitchen utensils and other equipment that you don’t need is a way to ensure your kitchen remains cluttered. Before attempting to find space in your kitchen for the items on your countertop, go through and evaluate between frequently used items and those that are collecting dust.
Consider donating or giving away items that are collecting dust. I guarantee that once they are out of your kitchen, you won’t look back and regret getting rid of them.
Dedicate a Coffee Station
Dedicating a specific place in your kitchen to your coffee, coffee pot, filters, and cream and sugar will help you maintain an organized countertop. It also brings a fantastic pick-me-up in the morning without having to visit a coffee shop on the way to work.
If you lack the necessary countertop space to create a coffee station, consider purchasing a small table about the height of your countertop to act as the coffee station. Place the table in an area that is out of the way but still convenient for your morning cup of Joe. You can also keep coffee mugs and travel to-go cups at your coffee station. A sliding coffee pot tray can make it even more functional.
Install Floating Shelves
Installing floating shelving is one of the best ways to create extra space in your kitchen and declutter your countertops. Whether you have an open wall or extra space between your countertop and upper cabinetry, a floating shelf will help fill that area and give you some much-needed additional space.
One of the best things about floating shelves is that you can make them as wide or narrow as necessary to fit the space. You can also create the shelf to fold and only utilize it when necessary.
Maximize Cabinet Space
Maximizing cabinet space is another way to ensure your countertops stay decluttered. Far too often kitchens become a place where items get out of place and are set on the counter or in a cabinet they don’t belong. This turns into an unorganized mess and clutters the countertops.
The best way to maximize cabinet space is to label your cabinets and place cooking equipment with similar functions. For instance, label a cabinet for pots and pans and only put pots and pans in that cabinet. Do the same for silverware, dinnerware, cooking sheets, etc., and store items like your stand mixer with their attachments so you can find them easily.
Use a Knife Magnet
Knife blocks can be bulky and take up more space than necessary. While they are convenient, they may not be the best option for your kitchen space. One of my favorite ways to keep all my knives in one place and easily accessible is by utilizing a knife magnet.
Knife magnets mount directly to the wall and have a powerful magnet that the blade of your knife will stick to. Because you can mount it to the wall, you can place it in a convenient spot for food prep and keep your knives nice and sharp as they are not rubbing against one another in a drawer.
Bring in the Bold
Nothing brings a fresh sense of style to a space like something bright and living. A FruitFlowers® bouquet can make a space more lively and welcoming, plus you’ll get a box of decadent sweet treats to enjoy. Once you’ve decluttered your kitchen counters, the flowers or other plant-based decor will help open up the space and tie everything together.
If you have a corner of your countertop you’re unsure how to style, consider purchasing a square or round fruit stand. The fruit stand can double as a decorative item and quickly become a statement piece for your kitchen.
Now that you have open countertop space in your kitchen, it’s time to decorate. Adding decor to your kitchen creates a certain ambiance and helps set your kitchen apart from other homes.
Do you like farmhouse-style kitchens? If so, focus on rustic and neutral-colored decor. If you enjoy a more modern style, find items that offer bright colors and create a statement. If you prefer a vintage look, visit your local antique store to find timeless classics.
All in all, decluttering your kitchen countertops and adding decor will create a more functional kitchen space you enjoy cooking in and don’t mind for guests to see.
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