Make the Most of a small kitchen

Make the Most of a small kitchen

Posted: 6th June 2016

 

We all dream about owning the perfect home with the perfect sized kitchen that provides us with enough space to prepare fantastic meals and sumptuous dinner parties for our friends and family.

Unfortunately sometimes the dream can be a long way from the reality, and if you have a small kitchen it can be frustrating not being able to do all of the things with it that you'd like. However, here at the Online Kitchen Store we are designer and contemporary kitchen specialists, so read on as we detail our top tips for getting the most out of a small kitchen space.

Maximise Storage

The typical modern kitchen contains all sorts of essential equipment and one-off accessories that all require storage, and it can be difficult to do so without the space appearing cluttered in a small kitchen, however there are a few things you can do.

Firstly, make sure you're making the most of the vertical space and take your kitchen cabinets right up to the ceiling, though we'd recommend only storing rarely-used items higher up. You could even keep the more unusual accessories out of the kitchen altogether in other storage spaces to maximise the space you have.

Check out our drawer inserts and kitchen storage solutions for intelligent ways of stowing essential accessories.

Utilise the 'Magic Triangle'

The name might sound bizarre, but the 'magic triangle' is in fact the most logical method of arranging your cooker, fridge and sink. By positioning them within a couple of steps from each other you can easily and efficiently move between them.

Lighting and Colour

Although not directly influencing the physical size of the space, colour and lighting can have a big impact on the appearance of the kitchen, giving the impression of a more open room.

Small contemporary designer kitchens should utilise light pastel colours while you should make the most of natural light where possible. If sunlight is limited, you can use lighting to create a more open aesthetic, but tread carefully as the wrong use of lighting can make a room feel smaller and more oppressive. 

To find out more about how we can help you to provide you with all of the ingredients for the perfect designer kitchen get in touch with the team today on 0845 519 6350.

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