Top 6 Design Ideas for Small Kitchens
Let’s face it – no one wants to feel claustrophobic when cooking. This can become a problem especially in small apartment and homes where space can become a real problem. Due to lack of space, being in your kitchen can become a stressful experience. But this can be easily combated if the space is used efficiently.
Planning is the first step to a successfully utilising the limited space in a small kitchen. Below, we have listed a few ways that you can use that small space as an advantage.
1.Play around with your colours
Did you know that some colours have a tendency to make a space feel tiny and narrow? while some are perfect for creating an illusion that a space is bigger?
Aim at playing around with bright colours and make your choices consistent. Also, make sure to maximise the natural light to create a sense of height or add skylights to heighten the ceiling (and get extra space for more kitchen cabinets).
2. Choose your appliances wisely
Purchasing appliances for your kitchen is not an easy task – and its get more difficult if your kitchen space is tiny. However, one of the best kitchen design ideas NZ is to use smarter products that are emerging and are in the perfect form and function.
Choose kitchen appliances and furniture that are specifically designed for tiny spaces. There are many options for kitchen appliances which are flexible, versatile and efficient regardless of your small space.
3.Become a shelving master
Renovating or designing a compact kitchen space nowadays requires planning and researching for appropriate solutions. A lot of interior designers will agree that the best kitchen design ideas need proper organisation – which is why shelves are important.
You can use floating shelves as an easy and inexpensive way to add your much-needed extra storage to any space. They can be great for spices, cups, tea and coffee pots and a personal touch to your kitchen design.
The last tip on our list of best kitchen design ideas is a concept that has been quite popular over the past few years – the concept of hideaway kitchens.
Essentially, these are small kitchen spaces which are separated by a drawer – and ones which become “invisible” on demand. With a kitchen like this, you can easily hide your kitchen mess and transform a living room with kitchen to a full living room in a matter of seconds.
5. Kitchen storage
Storage is of paramount importance in any kitchen, but particularly a small one. One obvious way to maximise storage space is to have wall units running above your base units, effectively doubling your kitchen storage potential.
You could also look to have some open shelving, which, as well as being practical, will help give your kitchen a more open feel. A hanger for pots and pans or utensils can be another great way to store items that would otherwise take up space in your cupboard.
6. Small kitchen layouts
Layout has a huge impact on how easy you kitchen is to cook in, and how pleasant it is be in. Whether you’re starting from scratch or adapting a current space, think about how you use your kitchen and what tasks you do most. Don’t just think about putting breakfast together and cooking dinner every night, but be more specific.
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