How to make the most of a small kitchen

Author: Claire

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The kitchen is arguably the hardest working space in your home. But unless you’re blessed with generous room proportions, you may be wondering how to fit everything you need for food preparation and storage into the space available.

At Price Kitchens, we know that tiny kitchens can be a challenge. Luckily, with 35+ years of experience in designing, manufacturing and fitting all types of kitchen, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge on how to solve kitchen design conundrums in space challenged situations.

Here are 4 inspiring ideas of how to get the most out of your small kitchen.

1 – Clever layout and design

Gone are the days of wasted corners and underused space. Contemporary kitchen design makes use of every nook and cranny, with concealed storage, clever corner cupboards, pullout shelving and much more.

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Another trick of the trade is to fit narrower shelves and cupboards to make the most of the little space you do have. Skinny shelving can be used to fill space around the sink or under wall cupboards, adding valuable storage for everyday items such as glasses or cups.

2 – Integrated appliances

Just because there’s not a lot of space doesn’t mean you have to do without a fridge freezer or microwave! The space saving solution here is to go for integrated appliances that fit snugly into the kitchen design and are concealed behind cabinetry. Why not consider a slimline dishwasher or a combined washer/dryer to maximise space?

Pop into the Price Kitchens showroom to see our many kitchen displays and get a feel for the many different solutions on how to fit appliances into small spaces. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

3 – Illusion of light and space

The finish and colour of your kitchen units and throughout your interiors scheme can make all the difference between a space that feels dark and dingy, or light and spacious. Use white, creamy pastels or calm neutrals as the dominant colour scheme to maximise the light.

Add reflective gloss surfaces, perhaps on cabinetry, or by using wall tiles or mirrors to bounce the light around the room. For a sleek, uncluttered aesthetic, handless kitchens can work wonders in small spaces.

4 – Handpicked accessories

Finally, make sure you don’t overcrowd your tiny kitchen with unnecessary bits and bobs. Use all the storage solutions available and be extra critical in your choice of accessories and decorations that are going to be on display. A messy kitchen will always look smaller than one where clutter is kept to a minimum.

Make sure that whatever you do store on worktops and open shelving adds to the overall appeal. Accessorise your kitchen with well chosen pieces in attractive patterns or colours so that the space always looks and feels great!

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