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How to hide small appliances in the kitchen and avoid clutter: the smartest ways

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Small appliances on countertops turn the kitchen into a mess

Small kitchen appliances such as a blender, kitchen scale, electric kettle, or multicooker placed on the countertop can cut cooking time in half. At the same time, it can turn the kitchen space into a complete mess, especially if you have a small kitchen.

Can this be avoided? Yes. OBOZ.UA talks about designers' tips on how to hide all this stuff from view but keep it at hand.

Plan a special compartment in the kitchen set

This option is suitable for those who are planning a kitchen renovation with a change of furniture. When planning a kitchen unit with a designer, give space for a special compartment where you can store all the small appliances you need. It can have a regular door, a lifting mechanism, or it can even be equipped with a hinged or sliding tabletop. It will be even more convenient if you plan to have power outlets and lighting inside at once.

Set aside a separate drawer

Drawers are very convenient to use. And some designers suggest putting small appliances in them, rather than pots, pans, and stewpots. It's better to place cooking utensils on shelves as it's easier to take them out and put them back. This technique works best with appliances that are easy to use from above, such as toasters.

Cover the appliance corner with a curtain

If the style of your kitchen involves the use of a lot of textiles, a simple and successful solution is to hide all these small things behind a special curtain. Select an open shelf and hang a curtain made of the same fabric as the kitchen curtains. If you also install a power outlet in this corner, it will make it easier to use your appliances without taking them out.

Get a small cart

A trolley on wheels is a versatile item that can be a useful addition to the kitchen. You can use it to store various items, including small appliances. The main task will be to fit it into the style of the room. It is not a big problem because there are many models of such carts. Some have a tabletop on top and can be used as a pull-out table or cabinet. If you have a pantry in your kitchen, you can hide the trolley inside. By the way, flowerpot stands on wheels can be used as such a cart. They can be used to store a multicooker or kettle even at floor level.

Install a lift-up shelf

If you have a little extra space, you can install a lift-up shelf to store all the technical stuff. Such a device is not cheap, but it allows you to store such items above eye level. At the right time, you can lower this shelf, take what you want to use from it and then put it back up again.

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