When working with a small kitchen, creating an open and spacious area can feel like a mammoth task. However, with the right design, even a shoebox-sized kitchen can be made to feel roomy. Check out our tips below for making the most out of a small kitchen and get in touch with the expert team here at A2 Kitchens and Joinery to create a space that works for you.
Nothing opens a room up like proper storage. Giving everything its own place and keeping clutter out of sight is vital for creating a sense of space within the kitchen. When designing storage, consider fitting shelves right up to the ceiling. Aside from creating extra storage space for rarely used items, when designed correctly, these can make the room seem taller and more spacious.
Even with minimal clutter and the perfect storage system, the kitchen may still appear small if you’re using dark colours. Using shades of grey and white for cupboards and splashbacks is ideal for a small kitchen, as they reflect light. This will create both the illusion of a larger and more welcoming space.
In a small kitchen, multi-use areas are your friend. Adding a small island bench or breakfast bar to your kitchen will give you extra countertop room, making cooking that bit easier, and adding extra storage space below. It also creates an area for seated eating, if space for a table is an issue.
It’s the little touches that make all the difference in a small kitchen. Utilise every inch by incorporating handless cabinets and drawers. These will prevent the inevitable hip or knee injury extruding handles inflict in a small space, but also give a streamlined finish to the kitchen, making it feel larger than it is.
A final word for utilising a small kitchen space: drawers. Unlike cabinets, drawers give easy access and visibility to all your utensils. The added visibility and accessibility means no more straining to reach that one frying pan at the back of the cupboard, or buying yet another tin of baked beans which will inevitably get pushed into that ‘black hole’ space.
Even with the best of intentions, creating an inviting and open space out of a small kitchen is no easy task. But fear not! The expert team here at A2 can guide you through the process and help design kitchen and joinery solutions that make the most out of your space.