Tips for Maximising Space in a Small Kitchen

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Tips for Maximising Space in a Small Kitchen

Many people believe that a small kitchen is restrictive in what can be done with it, but that is often not the case.

Whilst small kitchens don’t necessarily have the luxury of large open spaces for kitchen islands and seating areas, there are still plenty of ways maximising space in small kitchens to create something truly special.

We plan, design and fit kitchens of every shape and size and know all of the tricks in order to help you make the most of your small kitchen.

Our handy tips below will help give you an idea of the things you can do to transform your small kitchen by making the most of the space available.

Get clever with colour schemes in your small kitchen

The colours you choose for your small kitchen can make all the difference to the perception of size.  Choosing light colours for example, such as whites, vanillas and even lighter shades of grey, blue and yellow will make your small kitchen look more open.  You can use darker accent for definition on areas such as doors, but try not to stray from using more than two colours in your small kitchen.

Use everything from floor To Ceiling

When it comes to installing elements such as work surfaces and kitchen cupboards and cabinets, you need to make use of every available inch.  Choosing cupboards which go all the way to the ceiling will not only make the room look larger, but will provide you with the storage space that you need.  Mirrored surfaces are also an excellent way to create the illusion of space and light.

Don’t ignore unusual walls or Corners in a small kitchen

Some people think that having an angled wall or a shape which is unconventional is a disadvantage.  But by getting creative with your space, you can be sure to find ways to transform it.  What’s great about using a custom plan and design service like the one we offer at Aquarius Home Improvements, you can seek expert advice on how to use the space, and get custom fixtures and designs for your unique space.

Fill up your walls

One of the easiest ways to increase storage in your kitchen is to make use of walls.  You could add shelves, a wine rack, small display cupboards and more which can help you to make the most of that small space, without making your kitchen look too loaded or cluttered.  The same goes for the backs of doors – a simple rail on the back of a door is the perfect place to hang those towels.

Build it in, integration works well in small kitchens

You won’t believe how flexible today’s appliances are, and how easy they are to conceal.  With the help of a bespoke kitchen design, you can incorporate appliances such as your oven, microwave, washing machine and more into your kitchen fittings to give your kitchen a neater, more uniformed look, whilst also freeing up space on counters and so on to use as a work area or for further storage.

These are just some of the ideas which you can use to improve your small kitchen and make it appear larger, as well as increasing your storage space.  If you’re looking to transform your small kitchen, why not contact us on 0115 9441748 to see how we can help you to improve your kitchen with one of our custom kitchen designs?


Written By: John Bosworth

John Bosworth

Having spent over 15 years in home improvements, I have developed a wide range of knowledge on all things related to kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms

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Posted on: 15th October 2014
From the category: Kitchens
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