Space Saving Ideas to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen?
It’s not just a platitude: the kitchen really is the heart of the home! It’s where people cook with love to feed their family and friends, where people feel comfortable and can make use of the worktops to do homework or work out other plans, too.
Sometimes though, there just isn’t enough room in a smaller kitchen to fit all the essentials in and keep it as a central part of your property. Luckily there are lots of great kitchen design ideas that can give you the space you need even in the smallest of rooms!
“A kitchen is one of the most important parts of any home, this means you need to do your best to maximise the space you have,” said Central London estate agent, LDG. “There are some useful and stylish options out available that can make a real difference and give you the kitchen you’ve always wanted”.
No More Awkward Corners
Even in the biggest of kitchens, storage can be short. However, there are lots of ways to help make the most of the space you have in your kitchen, whatever the shape of the room. One that we’re really impressed with, are corner drawers.
Fitting units into a corner can often result in wasted or inaccessible space. However, corner drawers make full use of the long but hard to get at, space in your corner. There are a number of manufacturers of them, and you’ll be able to use them for anything from cutlery to mugs, cups and glasses to the many utensils a serious chef requires!
“Those corner areas in a kitchen can be awkward to access and make use of, so fitted corner drawers are an excellent idea, particularly if you want to make use of all the space you have,” said Plaza Estates. “They show guests or prospective buyers that you’ve really put a lot of thought into your kitchen design and possibly even show them something they’ve never seen before.”
Small Changes Help Too
If you’re not planning on a new kitchen re-fit just yet, there are still other options that can free up some valuable worktop, or storage space in your kitchen. Strong magnets can be an excellent option that are suitable to help you store numerous utensils and some cooking ingredients, too.
Installing a strong magnet to the underside of a cupboard to attach your spice jars too, is a simple yet effective solution to cluttered work tops for any keen cook or budding chefs. Or, if you have a slim area of wall that’s clear from units, instead of hanging your calendar or favourite pictures, you could invest in some hanging metal racks or bars and add a magnetic knife rack too.
“Making the most of small kitchen spaces is a valuable skill that can be learn by even the most amateur of designers,” said Lawsons & Daughters. “Do some research, check out design magazines and visit some specialist kitchen show rooms. They’re all great places to find inspiration and ideas that appeal to you personally and also fit in your kitchen!”
At the end of the day, it all comes down to being clever and pursuing efficiency! Put your imagination to work will surely help you make the most of your small kitchen.
“A great way to further utilise space is to implement DIY ceiling-hung installations. You could use your ceiling to hang shelves, spice or silverware holders” says Handyman Tips. “The same concept can work for various wall-hung storage & placement solutions. Hang anything you want!”.
Just because you don’t have enough storage in your small kitchen to fit the full range of appliances, does not mean you should let go of usability, functionality and design!
July 17, 2017