Asked on Apr 30, 2017

What can I do to make more usable counter space?

Cori WidenSharon Susa CourchesneDeborah Myers


5 answers
  • Nikki Boarman
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I put lazy Susan's in my bottom cabanits so if I'm not using an appliance, can opener, toaster, etc, I can store them, I have loads more space. The lazy Susan's allow me to also access my appliances when I need them, quickly and with no fuss
  • Susan
    on Apr 30, 2017

    If you have drawers you can open them and lay a cookie sheet over it to give you more space. You could also make a wooden piece that fits on the drawer once you open it, add 2 blocks of wood at each end of the piece (thinking a piece of sealed wood) so that when you open the drawer and sit the piece on it, it won't slide back and forth... I used to have a very small kitchen with almost no counter space and this is what I did!
  • Deborah Myers
    on May 1, 2017

    Thanks for the ideas!! We are thinking of taking out our broken dishwasher and putting in extra cabinet space! I prefer to hand wash dishes, with arthritis it helps! Two for one!
  • Sharon Susa Courchesne
    on May 1, 2017

    You could use stackable shelves in your cupboards to store items. I do like your idea of getting rid of the dishwasher. Our's has been broken for 2 months & we're finally getting a new one but to be honest, I've gotten used to hand washing them now. Sounds like that's your solution!
  • Cori Widen
    on May 1, 2017

    We installed spice racks above the counter to put spices and other knick knacks - those small things take up so much space!
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