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Big ideas for small kitchens

Kitchen

5 months ago

Big ideas for small kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of the home, however when you’re working in a cramped kitchen it doesn’t always feel that way. So we have compiled our top 4 tips to maximizing your kitchen, the space may be small but that’s no reason why it can’t be mighty!

 

Urban Mood - Kitchen

Urban Mood - Kitchen

Appliances matter

 

An easy and effective way to make a small kitchen appear bigger is by including integrated appliances. You can hide your integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher behind kitchen cabinetry to ensure the cabinetry isn’t broke up by change of material, allowing for a seamless continuity throughout the space. Including an integrated fridge will also mean eliminating the large airflow gap required around a freestanding fridge, allowing for additional storage space.

 

Be sure to spend time planning and measuring out your appliances before committing to purchasing them, as you don’t want to be left with an overcrowded space due to large appliances, or a kitchen walkway you can’t use when appliance doors are open.

Australian Coastal - Kitchen

Australian Coastal - Kitchen

Choose your materials wisely

 

Choosing one finish for all your cabinetry creates a clean and cohesive look in your kitchen which goes a long way in making a small kitchen appear larger. If a two tone kitchen is more your style then be sure to keep the darkest colour to your base units, under the benchtop, and the lightest colour to your overheads and tall units. This will eliminate heavy colours at eye level, as this makes the room feel smaller than it is.

 

Steer clear of including multiple colours, patterns and materials in a small kitchen as this will only overwhelm the space – which is not what you want.

 

Let there be light!

 

A well-considered lighting plan will heavily impact your kitchen, so be sure to include background lighting, mood lighting as well as task lighting. This will add both depth and practicality to your space.

 

Don’t forget about natural light too! If you don’t have the luxury of a kitchen window in your small kitchen, including a skylight to let natural light into your space is a great option. Natural light will create a feeling of openness within your kitchen space.

Modern Elegance - Kitchen

Modern Elegance - Kitchen

Storage, storage, storage

 

Include smart storage solutions in your kitchen to ensure everything has a place and your benchtop remains clutter free. We always like to include pantry drawers, to allow easy access to all of your pantry items, by pulling them right out in front of you. Corner pull out storage solutions are another great addition to maximize storage in a small kitchen.

It may sound simple, but by having a thorough clean out of your existing kitchen cabinets to dispose of or sell off items you don’t use on a regular basis is essential before embarking on your kitchen renovation. Yes, that does mean finding a new home for the vases you never use and small appliances that are collecting dust, a new kitchen is the perfect time to declutter.

Pure Nordic - Kitchen

Pure Nordic - Kitchen

Do you need help incorporating these big ideas into your small kitchen?

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