Maximising Space in Small Kitchens

Posted in Blog
06 May 2020

Just because your kitchen is small, it doesn’t have to cramp your style.

Finding innovative ways to maximise space is the key to creating an efficient kitchen workspace.

Think big, and be creative. It’s amazing how much space you can save when you really put your mind to it!

Clever Space-Saving Kitchen Ideas

Having enough counter space to prepare food and serve meals is often a challenge in a small kitchen. Here are a few innovative ways to help improve your workspace without cramping your style:

1. If you have a narrow galley kitchen and don’t have room for full width units both sides, consider using half depth kitchen units along one side to increase storage space.

2. Kitchens are often the hub of the home so creating a social space is important. If you don’t have enough space for a table, consider adding a breakfast bar with stools. Alternatively you could have a fold-down table that can be used as and when required.

3. Appliances take up a lot of space. Consider moving laundry appliances into a garage, porch or concealed cupboard under the stairs. If you need to have your laundry appliances in the kitchen, make use of your vertical space by stacking them. If you don’t have space for a full-size dishwasher, perhaps a slimline one will fit, or choose a larger sink so you have more space for washing up dishes.

4. Smart kitchen technology provides innovative space-saving options for a small kitchen. Look downdraft cooker hoods, smart ovens, and integrated appliances such as coffee makers and hand blenders.

5. Replacing a kettle for a cold water and boiling water tap will save valuable counter space.

6. Pull-out pantry drawers are great space-savers and helps reduce clutter on the work surfaces.

7. Inner door storage racks are a great way to store saucepan lids and chopping boards without sacrificing shelf space.

8. Building a butchers block into a drawer is a great way to extend your counter space when you need to. An over-the-sink chopping board is also a great option if counter top space is limited.

9. A ceiling-mounted rack is a great space-saver and can be used to hang pots, pans and colanders, freeing up cupboard space and adding an interesting design feature.

10. Adding tray spacers, cubby holes and shelves into the kitchen design will ensure you are using every square inch of space available and also makes an attractive feature as well as a functional one.

11. Increase storage capacity in tall cupboards that have lots of free space by adding pull out drawers or shelves.

12. Make every corner count with a freestanding corner Étagère; a stylish, tiered self-standing shelf storage solution in an otherwise unused space.

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