By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:51:35 AM.
Another way to use the often-neglected third dimension is to install shelving and cubbyholes about 50cm above all work surfaces. This can make a kitchen feel more cramped, though, so it’s best to visualize the effect first. If there’s a square foot of wall that’s neither useful nor beautiful, ask yourself why.
That said, there’s no reason not to make the best use of however much space you have available. To do this, we have to think in terms of ergonomics, your personal style, and, of course, how much you can afford to spend. If the cost of a total remodeling job (or your landlord’s ideas about knocking down walls) prevent this, much can still be done, especially by selecting the correct appliances.
Especially in a smaller kitchen, it makes a lot of sense to go up into the vertical. Some appliances can be stacked, like putting your espresso machine on top of the fridge. Just don’t place anything on an appliance that has vents at the top – those are there for a reason.