Cooking is not always easy in a small RV kitchen when there is very little counter space to work with. These are some of the simple ways you can get more counter space as needed.
1. Use a stove or sink cover
2. Add a countertop extension
If you would rather not constantly move the sink/stove covers on and off, you may want to add a countertop extension that folds up as needed. This wooden countertop extension can be mounted to your counter and add another 12 inches of space.
The countertop extension pulls up as needed and locks into place. When not in use, they can also fold down out of the way. You can find them on Amazon or make your own with a piece of wood and a metal piano hinge from a hardware store.
3. Hang things under and inside cabinets
You can also free up space by mounting things underneath or inside your kitchen cabinets. Some common items might include:
- A paper towel holder
- A basket for sponges and soap
- Hanging fruit basket
- An under-the-cabinet coffee maker
- Magnetic spice tins
4. Dry your dishes over the sink
If your RV does not have the luxury of a dishwasher, you may want to use a dish drainer over the sink instead of one that takes up valuable room on your counter. This collapsible drainer goes over the sink and can be folded down compactly to store when not in use.
You can also find roll-up drying racks that fit over the sink. They have an added bonus of drying more quickly since they have better air flow.
5. Use your dinette or picnic table for extra space
If you’re making a more complicated dish, move some items to your dinette or picnic table to free up space as needed.
You may also find a small folding side table to come in handy. They can be set up in minutes and collapse down flat for easy storage.