No one wants a small kitchen. The more space you have to cook each meal, the better. Especially when you’re battling with dishes, gadgets and utensils. But for plenty of people, a lack of space in the kitchen is a simple day-to-day reality.
If you’re stuck with a small kitchen, there are loads of ways to make the most of what you have. After all, sometimes good things come in small packages. So, read on for some tips and inspiration for your small kitchen.
1. Co-Ordination Is Key
Keeping things organised in a small kitchen is important, as everything is close together. Having a theme will make all the elements work together. Make your small kitchen look cute instead of cramped.
2. Lacking Cabinets? Get Some Shelves
Shelves are so much easier to fit than cabinets and they take up less space.
Just be sure to keep them clean! Everyone will be able to see your dishes and pantry items.
3. Creative Cupboard
A sliding cupboard like the one pictured below can be a life saver when it comes to kitchen space. These are ideal for canned goods, herbs, spices or even glasses. They can make an awkward space into a quirky kitchen feature.
4. Make an Essential into a Feature
Yes, you may have a small kitchen, but there are some things that are bare necessities. Who says these things can’t be pretty?
The turquoise fridge above is a beautiful feature that makes a small space more attractive.
5. Make Use of Your Walls
This is especially important if you have high ceilings. You could have shelves close to the ceiling or hooks and racks hanging above your worktop. Walls are great storage space and good for displaying all your stylish kitchen utensils. If your kitchen features a drywall, there are
If your kitchen features a drywall and you want to install shelves or racks, this can be a bit more tricky. Take extra caution and do a bit of research to make sure you have the right tools and techniques that won’t damage to your drywall—see more here.
6. Style It with a Statement Wall
A small kitchen can look even smaller when it’s painted all in one colour. A pattern, like in the below picture, can bring some serious style. If you’re using your main wall for storage, colour can bring some vibrancy to your small kitchen.
Nervous about applying wallpaper yourself? Hire someone to help.
7. Paint It White
White is such a standard technique for creating space, but there’s a reason for that: it works!
As you can see above, the stark white makes this small kitchen seem spacious. If you choose this option, you may have to forgo hanging space and extra shelving. Unless it’s hidden behind a stylish white veneer to get that minimalist cleanliness.
8. Foldaway Furniture
Items of furniture that have wheels and flat surfaces that fold away should be your new best friend. Have a look online for innovative kitchen furnishings. Perhaps hire a carpenter and joiner to fit something bespoke for your home.
When you’re throwing a dinner party, you won’t regret the extra time you spend making the most of your space.
9. Pets at Home
If you have a dog or a cat, an all-in-one unit like the one above might be the thing for you.
Pet food can be a bit stinky, so storing it all in one place makes sense. Something cute like this could sit in a hallway instead of taking up precious kitchen space.
What have you done to make the most of your small kitchen? Please share with us in the comments below!
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