For a small kitchen, it is necessary to design the layout carefully. You need to optimize the area and take advantage of every corner!
Kitchen work triangle
It’s necessary to follow this basic principle to the maximum. At the very least, the refrigerator must be placed away from the stove.
Appliances for small kitchens
The most practical solution is to choose integrated or multi-functional appliances for your kitchen.
The standard depth of kitchen furniture is 60 cm. To make the most of space, sliding doors help greatly.
There is rarely enough storage, so you should choose utensils and appliances that take up little space. For example, cupboard units are a good solution.
The countertop is essential in small kitchens, especially for preparing meals. For more space here, consider adding a sliding shelf or a fold down table.
Another solution: if you would like a longer counter and your wall is a simple partition, you can consider moving the entrance door.
Use your knowledge on the effects of colors to choose a palette that accentuates the feeling of space. In small kitchens it is better to use light colors.
Choose simple cabinet doors, without moldings or ornate handles. Smooth and even furniture makes a room feel more spacious.
Avoid lights suspended in the middle of the kitchen that make a room seem smaller and instead choose spotlights. It is important to add light under low furniture.
Even in a small kitchen you can create a dining area with a fold-out table and folding chairs. A partition in the room can serve as a bar too!
IN A NUTSHELL:
- Take time to consider all your options in creating your kitchen work triangle.
- Adapted storage space is the secret to making the most of a small kitchen where it is pleasant to cook and enjoy your meals.
- You can also add more space by opening your kitchen up or installing a kitchen unit under a staircase or in a large closet (where you can make it disappear when it’s not needed)