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Six Smart Apartment Kitchen Ideas For West Lafayette Renters

September 14, 2020

Kitchen in a West Lafayette apartment

Just because you're leasing doesn't mean your apartment's kitchen has to be anything short of extraordinary. With just a few innovative apartment kitchen ideas for your West Lafayette apartment, you will be able to create a delicious dinner with style – no matter the size of your kitchen. Dazzle your guests at your next gathering with your intelligent kitchen design and sense of style by using these simple tips.

Here are six helpful hints on how to transform your kitchen, no matter how ample your space is or your apartment floor plan.


Take Stock Of Your Most Regularly Used Kitchen Tools

Do you often mix meats and veggies in a crock and arrive home to a delicious dish that's perfectly cooked? Have you not turned on your blender in over a month? Think about which appliances and cooking utensils you use regularly and put the remaining items away on a cabinet shelf. Not only will this open up space in the kitchen, but you'll have less to put away later.


An Island Makes Sense For Your West Lafayette Apartment Kitchen

Model living room in West Lafayette.

When counter space is limited, using an island in your kitchen will offer the extra prep area you need. Add even more adaptability to your apartment kitchen by getting an island with wheels. These smart solutions can easily double as a serving station, extra table, or they can be rolled out of the way when you need more floor space.


Move Knives to the Wall

One of the most innovative apartment kitchen tips for your West Lafayette apartment is to ditch the bulky knife block for a magnetic, wall-attached knife strip. You will find that commercial kitchens utilize them for their space-saving and convenience. No matter the size or location, a knife strip will bring a distinctive touch to any kitchen. Just make sure that you install it where children can’t access!


Create More Space with a Peg Board

Wherever you need more space, installing a pegboard may be an effective solution. Pegboards can bear enough weight to hang pots and pans or be used to line up your favorite mugs in a playful display. A mix of suspended plants alongside your commonly-used utensils allows you to conceal your tools in a clever way. A pegboard offers both style and function to any apartment kitchen in spades.


Utilize Your Sink As A Prep Surface

Model kitchen in West Lafayette
Sinks of any size can double as a handy surface for any need. You can buy a sink cover for stacking plates or for use as a cutting board. When you need to use the sink, store the top back in a storage area. You can even put down your regular cutting board lengthwise over the top of your sink for a suitable sink cover.

Consider Using Backless Stools

[[Sitting room in West Lafayette apartments.

Backless stools for your West Lafayette apartment kitchen bar may be the perfect way to conserve valuable space without sacrificing either style or seating. Gently slide them entirely under the bar counter when they aren’t needed.

Upgrade To A Better Apartment Kitchen By Moving To Continuum Apartments

If you've done all the mentioned apartment kitchen ideas in West Lafayette and you're still not happy with your space, request a tour and see the available kitchens at Continuum Apartments. During the visit, you'll see our apartments' updated appliances and tasteful touches. You can schedule a tour by placing a call to (765) 476-0886 or clicking the "schedule a tour button." Is visiting in person not possible? You can still see the space with our virtual tours!