Making The Most Of A Small Kitchen Space
While a small kitchen is not always ideal, there are many tricks and space-saving hacks that can increase your usable kitchen space and make your kitchen much more functional and enjoyable to use. After all, a small kitchen can have its advantages, mainly as it means there is less to clean and less space for clutter.
If you want to make the most of a small kitchen space, then follow our top hints to help capitalise and space and use your kitchen more efficiently.
Top tips for making the most of a small kitchen space
Opt for a breakfast bar not a table
If you have a small kitchen, a kitchen table can take up too much valuable space. Instead, a small breakfast bar complete with a stool or two gives you the eating space you need, without compromising floor space. A small ledge from the countertop can provide you with a seated eating space with potential for cupboard or shelf storage underneath.
Ceiling high cabinets
So often, there is wasted space between the ceiling and the top of cabinets. So often this empty space is inconvenient and harbours dust. Instead of standard cabinetry, opt for ceiling height cabinetry. You may need to find a carpenter to deliver bespoke cabinetry, but this can be a valuable investment regarding the storage space.
Choose small appliances
If you don’t have too many mouths to feed, small ovens, fridges and freezers can help to make your space more comfortable to work with. Many brands offer small or slimline appliances designed for tight squeezes which can really help with making the most of a small kitchen space. Even if you dream of an Aga in the kitchen, you can find pint-sized models to work with every space.
Move the boiler
If you want to free up kitchen space, then you may want to move your boiler out of the kitchen. Many plumbers and heating engineers will be able to do this as long as they can source a replacement flue for your model. However, you may find it is cheaper and more efficient to replace your old boiler with a new one. Whether this is a smaller boiler to fit into a kitchen cupboard or it may be possible to move the boiler to another place. It is best to speak with a plumber to find out what options you have.
Rethink the sink
An undermount sink can mean you save valuable space on the countertop, especially if you choose a small or single inset. You can also save space with drainage by using a flat drainage area which you can double up as a surface when you need to. There are so many sink and plumbing options available which can help you to make the most of your space and work around any design plan. Your plumber will be able to give you space-saving sink ideas if you need inspiration.
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