3 Kitchen Storage Ideas to Steal from This 180-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio

published Jun 2, 2022
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image

When your entire apartment is 180 square feet, it’s important to make every inch count. Fortunately, that’s just the kind of challenge interior designer Emily Regina Stambaugh thrives on. The founder of Regina Collective focused on creating multiple zones within her small space. “In every zone, I focused on how I wanted each space to function. With a limited floor plan, there is no room for clutter,” she explains.

Intrigued by her “zoned” areas, we took the tour, and spotted three easy kitchen ideas worth stealing. Come along, and let’s take a look!

1. Make the most of vertical space.

With little kitchen cabinet space, Stambaugh came up with a smart solution: Use vertical wall space to hang up her most-used pots and pans and a few everyday utensils. Stambaugh carefully chose a sturdy metal rack to make sure it could withstand the weight of all of her kitchen tools. Now, everything is conveniently accessible when the couple is ready to cook.

2. Invest in a kitchen island with wheels.

Stambaugh also added a multipurpose kitchen island to maximize her cramped cooking space. She says, “I bought this awesome rolling kitchen island that provides so much storage and even has a built-in spice rack!” The island not only works as a dining area, but also as a place to prep food and as a room divider, too! Best part? Because the island and is decked out with wheels, Stambaugh can easily roll it to any area of the studio.

3. Use floating shelves for visual interest.

Stambaugh added a series of cute floating shelves moving diagonally along the wall to showcase her collection of favorite cookbooks, including Pintxos and Food & Wine’s Market Math. By displaying the cookbooks with the covers facing out, Stambaugh creates a fun way to store her cooking inspiration while adding visual interest at the same time. “To create a space you love, make sure you put thought into each piece as well as how the space comes together as a whole,” she advises. “Don’t be afraid to edit, and always change things up until they function in the best way possible.”

Do you have a small space kitchen? Tell us how you maximize your cooking space in the comments below.