But when you and your fiancé live in a small space, the job is even tougher. There is room for error, because there is literally no room. You can’t just throw an ice cream maker on your list, and store it in the basement in case you ever get a craving for homemade mint chip—every single thing that enters through your front door will be occupying valuable space. So what deserves a coveted spot on your registry? Read on for a list of items that will help you make your shared space feel organized, beautiful, and prepped for the big chapters ahead.
The best way to approach your kitchen registry is to stick to the essentials. Sure, an air fryer could become your new favorite gadget, but odds are it will never see the light of day. This is the opportunity to stock up on the chef-approved, high-end workhorses of the kitchen.
A classic dutch oven is one of the few items that you should absolutely own, but that you likely don’t. It’s a must-have for stews, roasts, soups, chilis, veggies, grains, you name it.
Other must-haves for a small kitchen include a
Feel like you’ve maxed out all possible space in your kitchen? Look up! Register for a
Every registry site, plus your mother, will tell you that this is your moment to amass a giant collection of expensive dishware for all those future dinner parties you’ll be hosting. But a quick look around your apartment, and it is hard to imagine housing said giant collection.
The truth is, it’s not necessary to register for 12 of everything (sorry, mom). Chances are you’ll only use a rotation of six or so dishes between you and your fiancé. If you do decide to get ambitious and host 12 people at once, there will be ample notice to borrow or rent additional plates.
The best method for choosing a small collection of dishes is to find ones that
What are the machines you use daily? Are you addicted to your espresso machine? Do use your toaster for breakfast every day? These are the items that deserve a permanent space on your small countertop, so they should be visually appealing and fun. Many manufacturers and brands offer these machines in vibrant colors, so stop playing it safe with black or silver. Turn these gadgets into kitchen centerpieces by opting for shades like
In a small apartment or home, it’s all about choosing items thoughtfully so that they serve a visual and functional purpose. How can you make your home more organized, and add in elements of design at the same time? Instead of stuffing your closets to the gills and creating a safety hazard, highlight your organizational chops. Register for decor items that you can put to work:
A small living room means decorating needs to be low effort and big impact. Register for the details that might get lost in a more spacious room, but make all the difference in your cozy space. Think
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One of the easiest ways to make your apartment feel more spacious? Add some plants to the mix. Nothing changes the vibe of a room like lush greenery. Register for a
A bar cart may seem like a waste of space if you’re working with a small room, but they are well worth the real estate. Register for a
Register for a small set of wine glasses, champagne glasses, highballs, and rocks glasses. Finish it off by finding a couple of expensive looking items to sit on the bar, whether it’s a
Just because you don’t have a ton of extra space doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the newest tech trends. Just avoid adding items to your registry that are heavy on the plug-ins and cords—they add bulk and make a full room feel messier. Amazon
Modern and high-impact, lucite furniture is such a lifesaver for tiny spaces (not to mention