5 creative ideas to improve your kitchen
Get the most out of the busiest room in your home.
Planning on having a spring clean? Ahh, nothing beats that feeling of having a proper clear out at home — getting your space organised and working how you want.
Get round to all those odd jobs you've been planning to do and take back your home from the clutter that's been building up over the winter.
The kitchen is a great place to start — clearing yourself some extra space and having everything you need to hand helps keep the busiest room in the house running smoothly.
Here are some Sugru projects you can get done over a weekend and enjoy the benefits through the year — clutter begone! :)
Sugru is great if you need to bond two different materials together — here we have used Sugru to attach jam jars together to create stackable storage towers.
Once you've found the jars you want to use, you can get this done in 30mins. It helps keep your kitchen worktop clear, and you'll never have to deal with a jumble of little jars in the back of the cupboard again :)
It's this easy!
Check out the full step-by-step guide here to make your own.
There are two sides to everything. Shelves are no exception. Attach magnets to the underside of a shelf with Sugru for a great way to clear some space in the kitchen.
Using Sugru this idea makes it simple to make all your utensils magnetic. Yes, even the wooden ones!
David's kitchen is quite small and only has one drawer(!). So he bought a magnetic knife rack to save some space. The problem was his landlord wouldn't allow him to drill into the tiles, so he used two packs of Sugru to mount it to the tiles. And he can just remove it when he moves out.
We use our phones for all sorts of things now and like to have them with us — but in the kitchen you don't really want to put it down where you're preparing food.
This project using an old phone case will only take you 10 minutes and can be handy all over the house, but it's super useful in the kitchen. Keep your phone where you want it and follow that recipe you found online or keep your timer somewhere handy.
Sugru is hand-mouldable and sticks to lots of different materials found in the kitchen, like ceramic tiles, glass and metals. And because Sugru is removable you can always take it off again in years to come, if you ever need to.
There are loads more ways Sugru can help you adapt and improve your smartphone.
Sugru bonds well to ceramic, so leave the drill under the sink and create some extra space the easy way in minutes!
This clever little idea came from Dave who wanted to clear some room in his cupboards.
Here's a quick how-to guide so you can make Sugru hooks in no time. They are super useful all around the house.
Want to keep your cooking essentials handy? Avoid the stress of difficult DIY and the fear of cracked ceramic tiles. Here's an easy, affordable way to add a handy shelf anywhere in your kitchen without the need for drilling!
And best of all, Sugru is removable! Ideal if you're living in rented accommodation or want to keep your tiles like new.
David has a serious lack of plugs in his small kitchen (just one!), and using an extension lead wasn't working out the way he wanted. So he used his Sugru to mount the extension plug to the tiles so it's right where he needs it.
'I can't tell you how useful this is. Whenever anyone asks me how it's done they usually end up stealing one of my Sugru packs!"
Another idea from David and his tiny little kitchen. Here he's used his Sugru + magnet kit to make a magnetic mount for his cutlery drainer, leaving more space for the washing up!
"I get a kick out of using this every day. There is something so satisfying about coming up with your own solution, even my dad was impressed!"
Delphine's trusty fridge is great for her family, except for the bottom shelf that is. It's just a tiny bit too low — and it's been bugging her for years!
Fridges usually only have a few height options for shelves (why is that?!), so rather than putting up with it, Delphine used her Sugru to adapt it herself. Turning the top shelf upside down, she added some Sugru feet to lift it up a fraction. Now it's perfect!
David just bought a new bigger fridge, which is all very well, but after a while he decided it didn't have enough shelves for his liking! Instead of trying to buy a new shelf, David decided to adapt one of the shelves in his old fridge that was waiting to be recycled. He added little black Sugru tabs to help it fit snugly in its new home — utter genius!
Drawers are hard working parts of our kitchen, constantly in use and a great way to keep things organised and out of the way. Keep them organised and in working order with these clever little Sugru projects, shared for you to copy and improve on :)
Having a good knife can turn a chore into a pleasure. It's not called the most important tool in the kitchen for nothing. Victoria utilised her drawer space by adding rests for her knives!
Oh, and if you have a little accident with your favourite knife, then you can use Sugru to fix the handle in no time :)
Some little annoyances we just end up learning to ignore, like our cutlery drawer sliding around and making a right noise! Sugru cures into a grippy rubber, so you can attach little pads to your cutlery organiser like Brady did. Small change, big difference.
If your kitchen drawers don't have those fancy slow-close mechanisms, then this clever little idea from Roger will help make life a little more peaceful in the kitchen... and it only takes a few minutes so you can do it after dinner one night. (Just make sure you leave something to stop the drawer closing overnight as the Sugru cures, or you'll stick them shut!)
Sugru lets you tackle the bad sounds and tip the balance towards the sound of rain on the roof and the leaves rustling in the trees!
Pat loves to cook, so her fridge drawers are always stocked up with vegetables! Problem is, the plastic handles on the drawer are really sharp and make it painful to pick up and take out. She soon spotted the Sugru moment and added green Sugru grips to make things more comfortable.
"The Sugru grips now cover the sharp plastic and make it nice and comfy to lift out of the fridge!"
At last – a solution for those messy kitchen cupboards! Why is it that saucepans and all their lids never seem to fit together neatly in one place? And why are they so hard to match?
Conquer the kitchen chaos with this easy idea for organising your pot lids. Head over here and learn how to hang them from the back of your cupboard door.
Instructables user PByron came up with this clever way to keep his table handy in the kitchen — super useful to follow recipes or catch up on some shows while you cook.
Sugru is perfect for this project because it bonds to most materials so you don't need any nails or screws.
First experiments with @sugru In cupboard iPad holder Better with metal supports. Material looks ‘rough’ pic.twitter.com/FLBeUa8rA4
— Dario (@dario006) March 31, 2015
Here's a step-by-step guide so you can make your own iPad wall mount.
Head over here for loads more Sugru projects to organise the spaces around you.
And check out our Pinterest board for loads of other clever ideas to help in the kitchen.
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