Small kitchens often conjure images of inadequate bench space, a cramped work triangle and precious little space for appliances. Here are 5 strategic design tricks to create the impression of a larger kitchen in a small space.
With space at a premium, designing with every square centimetre in mind is paramount. A professional designer can help you make your small space not only look good but maximise the storage space and layout, so you never have to compromise on functionality.
Felicity Page at Freedom Kitchens shares 5 strategic design tricks to create the impression of a larger kitchen in a small space.
1. Light and bright
A neutral palette will help achieve a seamless, uncluttered look. When choosing materials, gloss finishes will help bounce light around the room, and glass and mirrored splashbacks will reflect surrounds, creating the illusion of space.
Handles on every cupboard door can be too busy for a small kitchen. Consider fitting them only to the base cupboards, and opt for handle-less touch catches on the upper cabinetry.
3. Double up
Ensure every centimetre of space counts by making it work hard, for instance, incorporate a breakfast bar at one end of the preparation space, then utilise space underneath for additional storage. Also, choose a sink that comes with a range of accessories, such as an integrated chopping board, to make food preparation easier.
4. Storage solutions
Deep drawers make items more accessible and are a space-efficient option than a standard cupboard. Then take your upper cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to maximise storage and minimise dust.
Appliance companies have responded to the growing demand for inner-city and apartment style living with compact appliance solutions. Downsized dishdraws, ovens and fridges will keep a small space from feeling cramped and allow for more cabinet space.