Five Big Tips for Small Kitchens – Helping you get the best from your kitchen – no matter what size it is. Obviously size does matter. For instance, you can’t fit an elephant into a Mini Cooper! – but here are a few things you can do to make the most of your space.
It’s all about Useable Space
When it comes to storage it’s all about practical and ergonomic use.
Therefore, flexible, pull-out space towers and pan drawers, as well as cupboard inserts such as carousels, not only enable you to store the optimum amount, they also make it easy for you to access what you need.
Maximising the Space you Have
In recent years things have become even more versatile with floor to ceiling larder cupboards and extra storage such as plinth drawers which use the space underneath your cupboards.
Have you thought about bi-fold cupboard doors? Not only do they look great but they can be left open whilst you’re cooking, so that products can be used and put back in, without the doors getting in the way.
Space Saving Appliances
When it comes to work surfaces, rather than a modern, bulky kettle taking up your worktop space why not consider a boiling tap instead?
One manufacturer makes a hot tap where the hot water tank is in the plinth (not in the cupboard), giving you boiling water on demand and no loss of worktop or cupboard space.
Did you also know that a compact 45cm full height integrated dishwasher is available, saving an extra 15cm in width.
A few simple changes can make a big difference. For example, if you have a small room, light colour cupboards, flooring and walls will make the room seem bigger. Large floor tiles will also give the appearance of more floor space.
Very much on trend at the moment are open shelves rather than cupboards and these are very good for giving a feeling of more space in a small kitchen. Other little things like ensuring adequate lighting and clearing the clutter from the room and work surfaces will give the visual feel of the room being bigger
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