In many families, the kitchen really is the heart of the home – it is the place where meals are shared, where everyone congregates in the morning, and where many people feel most at home. But what about those families that are stuck with a teeny tiny kitchen? Thankfully, there are plenty of tips and ideas around for small kitchen design that will make your space feel like it’s the biggest in the world.
Use the following tips when coming up with your newest small kitchen design:
- Place an island bench in the centre of the space, as this provides you with extra storage (as cupboards can extend the whole way round), as well as being easily accessible from all spots of the kitchen.
- Consider a galley kitchen design, which involves the cabinets and appliances being lined up on either side or a narrow aisle.
- Look into the wide range of appliances that have been especially created to suit small kitchen design, such as refrigerators that are only 24 inches deep (instead of 30) and microwaves that can be hung underneath or inside cupboards.
- If you want to provide a place for people to eat, look into installing a drop table (that folds down from the wall or a cabinet) or a small, circular table with a couple of chairs that can be easily tucked into a spare corner.
- A lot of people have figured out that installing clever lighting under cupboards or counters can actually create the illusion of more space in a small kitchen design.
- Paint all of your cupboards in a light or neutral colour (as dark colours tend to make a space feel smaller and more enclosed) and consider installing glass doors to further the sense of openness.
- Look at installing deeper counters, which will allow you to store more appliances and kitchen knick-knacks inside, as well as increasing the amount of workspace you have on top.
- For an interesting effect (that can actually make your kitchen design feel as if it is extending even further) lay floor tiles in a diagonal pattern or timber flooring that runs the length of the room.
- If you’re looking for some clever storage solutions, consider hanging up your pots and pans. Not only is this great for freeing up space in your cupboards, it can add a real charm to your small kitchen design. You can also hang up miscellaneous items (such as tea towels and oven mitts) on the inside of cupboard doors.
If you ever look at your kitchen and lament the fact that it is rather small in size, there is a solution. By renovating your space and coming up with a brand new kitchen design, you can make your room feel like one of the biggest in the world.
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