Making The Most of a Small Kitchen
The design of a kitchen has to be slick and smooth in order for it to be used as it is intended. The different components in the kitchen need to be planned out, from the appliances that you choose to the layout and the cabinets. And when you have a small kitchen, it is going to need to be even more planned and precise, simply because you have less space to play with. So if you have a small kitchen, what do you do to make sure that you get the best of the space? Here are some tips, tricks, and design ideas to help and inspire.
Drawers Not Doors
When you think of a kitchen unit that has lots of cupboards with doors, then you will know that there can be a lot of empty space. Unless you get dividers for them, it can be space that just doesn’t get used. So instead, if you are looking to make the most of the space, choose drawers. It helps you to break down what goes where, as well as helping you to have clearer access to what you need. It also helps to reduce any of that wasted space.
Small Breakfast Bar
If you are a little short on space to have a kitchen table in the room, then being able to use a little bit of cabinet space for a small breakfast bar can be a great idea. As it is a freestanding area, but it doesn’t eat into the space of the room, it can be a practical and useful space for eating, without taking up extra floor space.
In an idea situation, there is a triangle shape in the kitchen, from the sink, to the stove, to the fridge or countertop. But of course, in smaller spaces, this may not be available. Which is why being able to prioritize the space that you have is really important. In a kitchen that is a bit of a u-shape, the triangle can be hard to achieve. But if you work with home renovators like Remcon Design Build, you can get and use things like narrow cabinets to make sure that you are making the most of the space to create as much of a ‘triangle’ as possible.
Rethink the Sink
A sink is a must in the kitchen, but it can take up a lot of space, especially when you have to drain side of a sink as well. That can be taking up some much-needed countertop space. So instead, think about having a small farmhouse-style kitchen sink. They are smaller, and you can get your own dish rack next to it, so that you can use the countertop space as and when you need it. A single inset sink is also a good idea for kitchens that are a little on the smaller side of things.
You can still have a stylish and practical kitchen even if it is smaller or a gallery-style kitchen. You just need to plan the layout to make sure that it works on a practical level too.