Small kitchens are often seen as being a downside to a property, or a compromise - they can even put people off buying an otherwise perfect home. Whether you’ve just moved into a property with a small kitchen or have been living with a small cooking space for a while, you need to know how to make the most of that space. Just because your kitchen is small, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be an effective cooking space, it’s just a case of understanding what it takes to make the most of the space that you have. With that in mind, below are some tips and suggestions for making the most of your teeny, tiny kitchen.
Turn your walls into storage space
The key to success when it comes to making the most of a small kitchen is taking advantage of every inch of space. The chances are that in a small kitchen storage space will be an issue, so when it comes to where you store things you need to get creative. A fantastic idea for ensuring your kitchen has plenty of storage space is to turn the walls into storage with magnetic boards or hooks, so that you can store utensils and pots and pans on them.
Be smart about corners
In a small kitchen, you need to take advantage of every inch of space, which is why it’s important to be smart about corners. A lot of people make the mistake of not utilizing them properly, which in a small kitchen is a big mistake. The best way to utilize all corners in a small kitchen is with built-in storage space because built-in storage is able to be custom made to make the most out of any space. While you can choose to have built in storage fitted at any time, the best time to do it is when you get your kitchen remodeled as this means that storage space can be taken into account when the design of the space is created.
Fold out table
If you’re keen to have a table in your kitchen but just don’t have the space to spare, the best thing to do is invest in a fold out table. This can either be an on-the-floor fold out table or an on-the-wall fold out table, depending on what space you have and how big you need the table to be.
Keep the paintwork light
In small spaces, one of the biggest mistakes that you can make is opting for dark colored paint. So aim to decorate your kitchen in light hues - ideally either white or cream. However, if you want to add color to your kitchen, the best colors to use are pastel colors as these aren’t too dark and won’t make the space look and feel smaller and darker than it is.
A small kitchen may not be ideal, especially in a family home, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it work and make the most of the space.