If you’re thinking of ways to celebrate Easter at home this year, and you’re a bit worried about how you will store everything in the kitchen before all your guests arrive then keep reading!

No matter the size of your kitchen, it always seems like there’s never enough space. Maybe at one time you thought it was the perfect size, but after a few years the thrill is gone.

A few tips & tricks to take full advantage of your kitchen space,

Step back and look at your kitchen as a whole. Notice anything? You may see there’s prime space up high, such as on top of the refrigerator and above cabinets and doors.

Get low. Make existing features in your kitchen functional with toe-kick drawers. Most cabinets sit off the floor with toe kicks, and now there are kits available to create drawers that open with a tap of your toes.

Slide and glide. Install sliding drawers on the side of your range to add functionality. The drawers don’t take up much room but are deep enough to provide plenty of storage.

Door racks on the inside of cabinet or pantry doors provide instant space-saving storage.

The options for using your island bench are endless. Add cabinets underneath for additional storage, shelves on one side to store kitchen gadgets, or install a built-in trash can to preserve floor space.

And of course we can’t forget some yummy recipes for Easter!

Hot Cross Buns

What you will need

110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

2 teaspoons dried yeast

250ml (1 cup) milk (at room temperature)

75g butter, melted

1 egg, lightly beaten

600g (4 cups) plain flour, plus extra, if necessary

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

225g (11/3 cups) sultanas or raisins

55g (1/3 cup) mixed peel

Crosses

75g (1/2 cup) plain flour

Glaze

75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice