Use these simple design ideas to get the most out of your small kitchen space
The kitchen forms an integral part of any house, after all, this is the one spot where everyone catches up with each other after the day is done. However, small apartments have less space dedicated to the kitchen, which can make food preparation and storage quite a task.
There are a few tricks and tips you can employ to make the space seem bigger than what it is. Play with colours – experiment with colour blocking and muted shades; invest in open shelving and etageres, utilise the dining table as an island kitchen while prepping food and plan your lighting smartly, illuminating dark corners and spotlighting the essentials.
For more ideas on designing a small kitchen, browse through the gallery below
If your kitchen space is limited to a singular wall, think about creating an alcove in the adjoining wall for some extra space. You can place the sink in this corner with a little extended counter to store clean dishes. Extend your counter across the wall for a combined dining table as well. Bright vibrant colours in small doses help enliven the space.
An all-white colour scheme makes the space look more open and airy. A grey variant used on the storage cupboard and cabinets under the counter almost goes unnoticed. Floating shelves are your best friends in small spaces as they come in handy when organising things you use daily. The floor has been kept light in accordance with the overall scheme.
In a small kitchen, rods and racks are nifty storage options. If you don’t like exposed shelves and would rather keep jars and bottles out of sight, full length storage cupboards built into walls are an option. Here, the green splashback, matching light and potted plants inject colour into the otherwise neutral space.
Create a focal point in your kitchen by using a statement chandelier. Use complementary tones to create synergy in the space. Potted greens inject an instant freshness to any space and provide visual relief.
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Minnie Bhatt, interior designer and founder of Minnie Bhatt Design, gives us the low down on how to effectively plan your kitchen layout