Kitchen islands are all the rage. As well as being a practical addition to any kitchen, they also ooze style. However, they demand a certain amount of space, which often makes them a non-starter for people with smaller kitchens.

So what can you do if your kitchen isn’t exactly roomy, yet you want to make the absolute most of it?

These two posts of ours should give you some ideas:

Tips for Maximising Space in a Small Kitchen

5 Genius Ideas for a Small Kitchen in Your Home

The bottom line is that kitchens have never been more en-vogue and big kitchens at that, but if you have the tiniest fitted kitchen in the world, you’ll be able to relate to the issues we’ve outlined below.

Here are 6 things you’ll understand if you don’t have room to swing a cat in your really small kitchen:

Constantly clearing countertops

The trouble with a really small kitchen is that you can’t cook a single meal without completely clearing your countertops to give you enough room to prepare food and cook.

It’s So Bad You Don’t even Buy Gadgets

Everyone loves gadgets, including people with small kitchens. But when it comes to buying them, you often refrain when you simply don’t have enough room to house them. As a result, mixing cakes by hand is a regular occurrence in your house because you simply don’t have the room for a food mixer.

Unless They Are Space Saving

If you have a small kitchen, you’re probably a regular in Ikea looking for drawer dividers and things to make your really small kitchen as storage friendly as possible.

Washing Up as You Go

It’s a good habit to get into anyway, but when you’ve got a really small kitchen, you’ll probably find yourself using things, washing them up and putting them away. There’s no piling stuff up in the sink and the sides for later, you just don’t have the room.

Which is Why Everything has its Place

And that place can be quite precise and puzzle like, which means when you want that mixing bowl from the back of the cupboard, you end up with stacks of bowls and plates all over the floor.

Unless You’re Doing a Big Bake

In which case there’s quite possibly cakes cooling in the garden, on the arm of the sofa and on the television cabinet. Now where did I put the chocolate ones?

Don’t worry, we totally feel your pain. A really small kitchen can increase your workload tenfold – as if kitchen work isn’t hard enough already! All isn’t lost though as our team of expert kitchen fitters can make the most of any space in the most practical way.

So if last Christmas finally made you crack, and you can’t bear to have trays of Yorkshire puddings standing around just anywhere cooling anymore, then make this year the one in which you get a new fitted kitchen.

Contact our team and see how we can help to make your tiny kitchen work for you. Whether you want a whole new kitchen, or a kitchen rework to make it more practical, we’ve got your needs covered. On the plus side, your budget will go a lot further when you’ve only got a small space to work with.