If you are looking at small kitchen designs, then this article will help you make the most of a small space.
You might find that when you are looking at small kitchen designs, you have to compromise a lot on space, however there are ways that you can make the most of the space that you have.
Firstly try to free up as much worktop space as possible
You will need space for a kettle and maybe a toaster, but most of your other small appliances could be put into cupboards. If storage space is at a minimum you might need to consider how much you need these appliances at all. You could get rid of your toaster if you have a grill on your oven, and use a hand blender instead of a food processor. You will need to think carefully about what you need. Often worktop space is taken up by fruit bowls, which could be placed on a coffee table or dining table instead. Think about what you actually need to be on hand.
Small kitchen designs will concentrate on making the most of the space you have available. But you do need to make sure you firstly plan space for all your appliances. If you don’t have a utility room you will need at least space for a washing machine, cooker and fridge. You might also want a freezer, dishwasher and tumble dryer. Think carefully about whether there is space to put these elsewhere, but if there isn’t then you will need to make sure there is adequate space in the kitchen design to put these. You will also need to find room for your rubbish bin.
If you have a microwave then small kitchen designs often don’t allow enough space to fit them in. However you could consider mounting them on the wall between your worktop and a cupboard. You could leave enough space underneath to use the worktop for other things. Alternatively you might be able to put it into your larder cupboard, as long as their is adequate ventilation.
Make the most of all the space, so have pull out units in the corners so you can store lots of things in your space. You could also have a carousel style unit so you can turn it around and put pans or other items all around to fit easily into the corner.
Eating areas in small kitchen designs
If you have no dining room, you will also need to incorporate an eating area into your kitchen. The most efficient way of doing this is by having a breakfast bar. This means that you will still have that worktop space available if you need it for anything else, but you will have an area where you can sit down and eat your meals. If you use stools rather than chairs with backs, then you can push them under the counter when you have finished eating and then you wont have to take up space when you store them.
So as long as you plan well you can easily fit all you want into your kitchen with clever small kitchen designs.