Make the most of your kitchen with space saving solutions
Kitchens are getting smaller, in fact, 6 out of 10 kitchens are less than 12 m². Luckily, we’re on hand to advise you with helpful ways to ensure your small kitchen can be functional and practical, as well as attractive.
With clever storage and design solutions, you can easily create the illusion of a bigger space. Fill your kitchen with everything to cater to your needs – cooking, eating, washing or entertaining guests, all without making the room look cluttered.
Our handy guide will reassure you that minimal space doesn’t mean having to settle for a dreary kitchen. With our tips, tricks and innovative products, we can help make your small kitchen feel more spacious than ever. Read on for our small kitchen ideas...
Small kitchen ideas
Streamlined and reflective surfaces
Choose a kitchen design with simple lines and a smooth finish, such as our Stevia range of kitchens. Reflective surfaces create the illusion of space, allowing you to move more freely around the kitchen.
You could also consider a fitted kitchen with handle-less or integrated handles like our Garcinia range to add more space. They’ll also stop you from knocking yourself on knobs or handles, and make your kitchen appear minimal, sleek and ultra-stylish. Browse our full range of kitchens.
Keep it simple
If your space is minimal, it’s important to consider the layout and design of your kitchen. A breakfast bar or a small island made of base cabinets with an overhang makes a good alternative to a dining table. Or solutions such as using wall cabinets as base cabinets in narrow spaces can also create the illusion of more space.
Use bright colours to make the room appear bigger, and make sure that the room gets plenty of light. Choose accessories and small appliances that are bold and bright to give your kitchen a burst of colour.
Save space with a single bowl sink
Single bowl sinks allow for much more room on the worktop. Our state-of-the-art Romesco smart space sinks are ideal for creating a space-efficient and multifunctional work area.
With a whole host of features, such as an extra wide and deep bowl, integrated accessories, including a chopping board and colander, and a dual ledge rim design, it’s super functional. It even has a reversible drying rack to increase drainer space, and layered accessories to make food prep easier than ever.
Our Romesco smart space sinks are available in 1 bowl, 1 bowl with drainer or as a 1.5 bowl option to cater for all kitchen requirements. Why not pair with the Cooke & Lewis Zanthe side lever mixer tap? It has a swivel spout, helping you do the dishes no matter the size of your sink, and an anti-limescale spout that rubs clean!
Consider your storage
Neatly tuck your food, waste and cooking utensils away using integrated storage and bins. Our Vigote internal pull-out bin allows you to hide your rubbish from dinner guests, or from greedy pets. It keeps any nasty smells at bay too.
With Soto drawers you can also create storage towers of different heights or configurations– it’s essentially a cabinet filled with internal drawers, offering a huge amount of storage that you can tailor to meet your needs. We also have a nifty plinth drawer to help you make use of the unused space below your cabinets.
Fed up of cluttering your worktop or shelves with loose ingredients? Why not consider our Pecel magnetic storage range. It makes use of traditionally unused space between the worktop and wall cabinets and helps keep utensils and kitchen sundries within arm’s reach and off the counter.
Shop around for space-saving multipurpose appliances, such as the GoodHome Bamia compact oven microwave which has the functionality of an oven and microwave, all in a compact space.
We sell a range of smart appliances that will keep things running smoothly in your kitchen, all whilst reducing energy costs. Choose from smart dishwashers and fridges to Wi-Fi connectable cooker hoods.
There are lots of little changes that can make a big difference, leaving you with a more open and spacious kitchen.
If you have crockery that’s only brought out on special occasions, you could store them in boxes and out of the way instead of keeping it with your everyday crockery.
You could opt for open shelving instead of trying to cram everything into cabinets to create a more open feel or how about keeping dry food in glass jars and on the counter? Not only does this look attractive, it helps you remember what ingredients you have and when you’re running low.
Pick drawers rather than traditional cabinets with shelves for maximum space efficiency. Drawers help maximise the amount of usable space and can reduce the amount of wall cabinets you need. Try clever tricks like hidden internal drawers too to really get the most from your space.
These small kitchen ideas prove that you don’t need a big kitchen to have a functional space. Just by choosing certain storage options or using integrated handles, you can instantly make your kitchen feel more spacious and make it easier to use.
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