5 big ideas for making the most of a small kitchen

Remodeling and Home Design

Kitchens are fast becoming the centres of the modern household – not only do we cook in them, but a lot of us eat in them and socialise in them. For those of us with small kitchens, this can be a tricky situation. But all is not lost – there are a few easy ways to make the most of what you’ve got and get the best out of your small kitchen.

1. Get a bespoke design
Having a kitchen designed for your space is obviously the most ideal option here, but isn’t always practical or affordable. But if you can stretch your budget then do so – you’ll see the proof in the results.

2. Use a sledgehammer
It may seem a bit extreme, and might not always be possible, but what better way to deal with a small kitchen than to make it bigger? Try knocking down walls into the dining room or living room to create a larger, open plan space. Even if you leave a doorway or arch between rooms, the act of removing the bulk of a separating wall can add miles of space to your small kitchen, and brighten up the rest of your home.

3. Sort out your storage
In a small kitchen, smart storage options is of paramount importance, so make sure you get it right. Floor to ceiling storage cupboards can be stylish as well as practical, or you could even store some lesser used items elsewhere to save on space for those kitchen essentials.

4. Make the most of your walls
No matter how small your kitchen is, you can make the most of your walls by fixing shelves and storage units to them, saving space on your worktops and in your cupboards and draws in the process. But this doesn’t just have to be a practical solution – you can also use your walls to hang mirrors, which will open up the space.

5. Clean up your colour palette
Something as simple as light, clean colours can open up your small kitchen and make it look and feel much bigger than it is.