Sometimes, cleaning and cooking in a small space can feel like an exercise in futility. Don’t despair, there are many easy ways to make your small kitchen stylish and efficient. There are many kitchen designs that work well in small spaces, and there are many ways to make your apartment kitchen feel larger.
These are the top small kitchen layouts, and some tips to help you design your space efficiently.
Simpler kitchen designs are the best. Minimalist kitchen designs can create a sense of order and illusion of space by embracing minimalism. Choose light colours, simple accessories, similar textures, tones and lines and opt for clean lines.
Hidden kitchens are a rising trend in small kitchen design. Hidden kitchens are a stylish way to store your appliances, create a feeling of space in the living room or dining area, and have touchable textures.
Designers are giving us more options to conceal or disguise parts of our kitchens. Hidden work areas are a major focus of the Inside System by Ernestomeda, and Logica Celata from Valcucine. These doors can be closed and hidden completely.
3. MODULAR OF FREESTANDING
Once, flexibility in the kitchen meant a butcher block on wheels. With the increasing number of renters and smaller homes, modern multifunctional kitchens are in high demand. A custom-designed kitchen will be the best choice for small spaces.
Galley kitchens were originally intended for small cooking areas on boats. They are ideal for smaller homes. It consists of two countertops, with a walkway between them.
5. ONE WALL
These designs are especially popular in smaller homes and apartments. The name implies that all appliances and cabinets run along one wall. This gives the kitchen an open feeling. It is important to plan ahead in order to make sure that enough space is available for food preparation. The sink, stovetop, and refrigerator can occupy most of the space. You can use the dining room table as extra work space or add a wheeled butcher block.
6. CUT CLUTTER
Although minimalism is the buzzword, the idea of living with less is key to a beautiful home and a sustainable environment. It is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and stress less.
You can get rid of unwanted items from your drawers, cupboards, and pantry. Make a rule to only allow moving forward items into your kitchen when you need to replace or repair something that has broken.
7. SAVVY SHOP
Make the most of your space. Built-in storage is the best way to make the most of your space. If you can, use your space for more than one purpose.
- Fix racks to the interior of cupboard doors to store pot lids and spice racks
- For seldom-used items, you can place shelves in corners and raise them to the ceiling.
- Use your island bench to make a breakfast bar, and keep cutlery and mugs in the draws below.
8. UTENSILS FOR UTILISE
You can make your kitchen look stylish and functional by purchasing cookware, utensils, and appliances that you are happy to display. Mount knives together on a block or magnetic wall strip. Matching sets of mixing bowls made from commercial stainless steel and colourful ceramic can be found. They stack neatly together and look great when placed on open shelves. Get inspired by professional food preparation spaces and keep everything in reach.
9. A COHESIVE COLOUR PALETTE
You don’t need to choose one color to create the illusion space. You can borrow from the surrounding spaces and use kitchen colors to complement finishes in other zones. This creates a combined footprint.
10. KEEP IT LIGHT
A skylight or window splashback can brighten a small kitchen and give it the feeling of more space.
11. CREATIVE SHELVING
Built-in storage is not for everyone. It’s important that you have enough shelf space to store your items. Floating shelves are a minimalist and modern storage solution. Wall space can be used with creative cabinetry to help.