Everything where you need it
Rails, hooks and a wall-mounted knife holder mean essential equipment is kept visible and at hand without taking up the worktop. It makes the space more efficient as several people can use the space at once.
Make use of awkward spaces
Sam has used an overlooked strip of wall to Berni’s advantage, fixing small storage boxes and cork mats that work as pinboards, around existing pipework.
Ingredients within sight
Find essentials at a glance with clear containers for everyday food – it means no more rummaging through half-empty boxes to find what you need.
Set up a prep station
The work bench to prepare packed lunches or snacks makes morning and evening routines run smoothly.
And with a step stool, even the children can help out.
Store beyond the kitchen
If your cooking space is limited, try storing glassware and crockery in another room. ‘Adding a glass-fronted cabinet just outside the kitchen for plates and glasses has freed up valuable workspace,’ says Sam. ‘And now the cooking and dining areas feel more connected.’
Hang recycling in the hallway
Separate bags on wall hooks are a great solution in a narrow space. They keep floorspace free, and they’re small enough for anyone to carry out on their way.
‘We couldn’t overhaul our kitchen space so we had to be creative with it. Cooking as a family is now easier and more fun’
Berni, fashion and textiles tutor, London
Photography: Daniel Farmer
Stylist: Sam Grigg