My tiny kitchen with a magnetized spice rack
2). Cook in one pot
Cooking doesn’t always have to be a BIG event. Check out this book by Martha Stewart, which lists 120 fantastic recipes that can be cooked in one pot, skillet, or slow cooker. This trick isn’t only for Tiny Housers, it’s also great for those of us that hate doing dishes.
3). Place items over the sink
To save space in your tiny kitchen, purchase a cutting board or dish rack that fits over your sink. You can use this space as an additional prep area.
4). Cook Some Things Outdoors
I’ve written about my Solavore Sport solar oven before, but I think it’s worth mentioning in this article as well. I love having an oven option that works outside. It’s low-hassle and frees up space inside my tiny kitchen. The best part? It uses no electricity. You can also barbecue or create an outdoor wood-fire pizza oven. Cooking in nature is fun, reduces smells inside your tiny kitchen, and frees up space.
5). Have a Positive Outlook
If you don’t have a lot of refrigerator or storage space in your tiny kitchen, focus on the positive effects this will have on your life. Yes, you will make more trips to the grocery store, but you will also: 1). Eat fresher produce, 2). Be more organized in your shopping, and 3). Waste less. In this way, your tiny kitchen will help you live a healthier lifestyle.
BONUS TIP: Don’t forget to allocate space in your design for waste disposal! I have a trash can, recycle bin, burn bin, and a composting container in my tiny kitchen. If I didn’t think about my waste containers during my design, I wouldn’t have such a functional space.