Easily Add Extra Counter Space To Your Small Kitchen With This Clever Sink Trick

If you have a small kitchen, you know how frustrating it can be to find places to store and display items that do not fit on your countertops. Blenders, cutting boards, and decorative bowls are just a few objects that might be scattered behind the cabinets in your kitchen. This can make it difficult to quickly track down the items you need. It is far more convenient to simply store things that would typically be placed on your kitchen countertops where they belong, but this is not always practical depending on the size of your space. Thankfully, you can place an additional piece of your kitchen countertop material over your sink. This will provide you with more room to store your items or prepare food.

If your kitchen countertops are made of marble, for example, you can customize your sink to include a removable marble lid. This transforms your sink into additional countertop space, ideally using the same material. Then you can simply remove the lid when you need to use your sink. This versatile solution makes small kitchens a little bit less of a headache. It is also a great option for those who like to entertain guests. You can pop the removable lid off and use it as a tray to display food or drinks during parties or family gatherings.

How to have this additional countertop space installed

If you want to know how to install this brilliant additional countertop space over your sink, you have two options. First, you can choose to have your sink modified by a professional to incorporate the feature in your kitchen permanently. You would have to hire contractors to complete this project for you, so it may or may not work for your budget. The upside is that a professional will be able to find a close match to your existing countertop, and has the tools to cut it to the perfect size.

The second option involves an item you probably already have in your kitchen. Rather than having your sink modified by a professional, you can increase space in your small kitchen with a simple stone or wood cutting board. Keep in mind that you will need to use a board that is large enough to sit on top of your sink and remain stable without falling into it. Place the board over your sink, and enjoy additional countertop space without having to hire professionals. One downside of this quick fix is that it may not be as visually appealing as the first option. However, it is a great choice for those who looking to save money.

Other ways to maximize kitchen countertop space

In addition to this clever trick, there are quite a few other ways you can create more counter space in your kitchen. First, ensure that your countertops only hold items that make the most sense being stored there. For example, if you have a coffee maker you use daily, it is probably most convenient to leave it stored on your kitchen counter so that you can easily access it. However, a blender or juicer you only use once a week can be stored in your bottom cabinets or elsewhere in your kitchen to free up space for other items that need to be stored on your countertops. This also leaves you with more room to display decor, which isn't very useful if it is hidden out of sight.

Of course, you can also make more space on your kitchen counters by organizing them as neatly as possible. Consider purchasing stackable storage containers to store items vertically. This way, they are not spread out across your counters and taking up more room than necessary. Finally, remember to clear away any clutter and toss items that should be disposed of to keep the space clear.