Clever designs for small kitchens

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Just because your kitchen is small in size, doesn’t mean it has to lack the wow-factor. Over the years the Kitchen Design Team have worked on a number of small kitchens, turning them from something modest to something full of personality. Whether small or large, any kitchen can look great with the right interior design know-how. Discover exactly what techniques you should be implementing into your small kitchen in today’s designer-style led blog…

Light and bright

When picking your colour palette opt for something light and bright; this will give the illusion of a bigger space. Darker colours, on the other hand, close down a space and will make your kitchen seem smaller than it is.

Good lighting also plays a role here. While natural lighting from kitchen windows remains important, so does artificial lighting, such as under-cabinet lighting.

Reflective surfaces also make a space bright and airy, adding to the illusion of more space – so consider appliances with a reflective surface, or a modern, mirror backsplash. 

Space-saving furnishings

Make the most of your space with furnishings that make use of your kitchen’s structure. Kitchen counter bars are great for those that don’t have enough room for a proper kitchen table as they offer space for both kitchen prep and eating.

Don’t forget to make use of the height of your kitchen too, using floating shelves for storage and hanging pots and pans overhead. Every inch of your wall space can be utilised for storage and style. Tactics like these not only save you cupboard space, they also add to the quirky design of your kitchen too.

Modern, handleless designs

Remove the bulk from your kitchen cupboards with the sleek handleless design. Elegant and modern in style, handleless designs increase usability in your kitchen and are easier to clean and maintain.

Opt for innovative appliances

Smaller kitchens don’t always have the space for every new kitchen gadget – that’s why it pays to get appliances that can carry out a multitude of tasks. Innovative appliances, like those from Neff, often combine more that one functionality, allowing you to save on space.

Remember the golden rule of kitchen design

Last, but not least, don’t forget to utilise the work triangle. Ideal for all types and sizes of kitchen, the magic triangle will ensure your kitchen is efficient, not just small.

If you’d like some help re-designing your modest kitchen space get in contact with the Kitchen Design Centre team today. At our designer kitchen showrooms you’ll find plenty of fantastic designs, some of which are particularly suited to smaller kitchen spaces. During your visit our interior design team will be more than happy to talk you through the designs and see what we can do to enhance your kitchen space.

Do you have a small kitchen? If so, what clever things have you done to enhance your kitchen space? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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