Small Kitchen: Making the Most of the Space
In highly populated cities like Liverpool, kitchens are often small, especially if you live in an apartment. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have the beautiful and luxurious kitchen you’ve always wanted – and it can be super-functional, too! Here are some essential tips for making the most of the space in a small kitchen.
- Your utensils can double as accessories
Polished stainless steel accessories make a kitchen look clean and well cared-for – so why not double the function of your utensils by installing hooks and racks, and hanging them on the wall? This will not only save massively on the need for drawer space, it will also help to reflect more light around your kitchen, making it look bigger.
- Be creative with your storage solutions
You don’t necessarily need to install more cupboards to create additional storage space – your kitchen probably already contains more unused space than you realise. Make the most of it wherever possible; for example, pots and pans can be stored on top of your cabinets, as there should easily be enough space between these and the ceiling.
Even the oven can be used as handy storage for baking trays and cake tins, as long as you remember to take them out before you switch the oven on!
- Find extra space for cupboards and drawers
If you’re clever about it, you can probably identify a number of spaces in your kitchen where additional cupboards and drawers could fit. Toe-kick drawers are a popular trend in kitchens where space is at a premium – these can easily be retrofitted beneath your lower cabinets, in the empty space which is generally just covered with base boards.
Corner units are a great way of avoiding wasted space between your cabinets, and don’t forget that space at the side of your fridge-freezer – it’s the perfect location for a deep, narrow roll-out pantry.
- Consider a breakfast bar instead of a table
Depending on the number of people living in your home, and your eating habits, such as whether or not you all sit down to eat at the same time, a breakfast bar can be a great space-saving alternative to a kitchen table. It’s easy to install along one wall rather than taking up valuable floor space and has the added advantage of doubling as an extra food prep area if your kitchen worktops are too small for your needs.
- Consult a professional kitchen designer
You’re likely to get much more out of the available space in your kitchen if you consult with an experienced professional kitchen designer. Professionals are up-to-date with all the latest industry solutions, and have knowledge of the best products, as well as years of experience designing kitchens of all shapes and sizes! An experienced designer will undoubtedly be able to devise some creative uses of your space that you haven’t thought of and save you making expensive, time-consuming mistakes.
Our highly knowledgeable, skilled team here at HB Kitchens has extensive experience of designing and installing a huge variety of custom fitted kitchens in Liverpool. Please contact us for a tailor-made kitchen solution that will continue to work for you for many years to come.