We all dream about owning the perfect sized, even if it is a small kitchen design that provides us with enough space to prepare fantastic meals and sumptuous dinner parties for our family and friends. Unfortunately, the dream sometimes can be a long way to reality, and if you have a small kitchen it will be frustrating not being able to do all of the things you’d like with it.
Having a limited kitchen space doesn’t mean to de-prioritize the design to make it functional. Even if it’s missing the space that it needs, even if it doesn’t have spacious marble countertops or storage space and an extra-large stainless steel fridge you can still manage to maximize these tiniest spaces with some clever ideas without sacrificing style.
However, here at Unica Concept, we are designers and contemporary kitchen specialists, so read on as we detail our top tips for getting the most out of a kitchen space. If it is a full kitchen renovation project, new kitchen cabinets represent the biggest investment you will ever make.
Maximize Small Kitchen Storage
The typical modern kitchen contains all sorts of essential equipment, and it can be difficult to do so without the necessary space appearing cluttered in a limited kitchen space, however, there are a few things that you can do to maximize your storage.
First of all, make sure that you’re making the most of the vertical space and take your kitchen cabinets right up to the ceiling, we would recommend you to only store rarely used items higher up. You could even keep the more unusual accessories out of your cookhouse altogether in other storage spaces to maximize the space you have.
The magic triangle is in fact the most logical method of arranging your fridge, cooker, and sink. By positioning them within a couple of steps from each other you can efficiently and easily move between them.
Colour and Lighting
Although not directly influencing the physical size of the space, lighting, and colour can have a big impact on the appearance of the kitchen, giving the impression of a more spacious room. Small kitchen designers should utilize light pastel colours while you should make the most of natural light where possible. If sunlight is limited in your small area, then you can use lighting to create a more open aesthetic, but tread carefully as the wrong use of lighting can make a room feel more oppressive and smaller.
Small and efficient kitchen ideas and designs:
The cube kitchen
This defines the kitchen area without cramping the space. You can manage to keep your things neat and organized. Also, you can use your counter as a breakfast, or dining table.
Shiny and transparent
Combining your space limits with this idea and design will definitely make your kitchen look bigger than it actually is. That’s thanks to the transparent bar stool and the white colour scheme.
While your space is limited a good way to increase it is using countertop spaces to make it also functional. This is done by getting creative with pull-outs.
Open up with skylight
Missing windows to open? Open up the ceiling with a skylight. Not only do you get natural light but it makes your kitchen look a lot more interesting.
Keep your cooking area orderly and uncluttered will always increase your space or at least you’ll be making it appear bigger. What’s important is to keep the counters clear and cabinets organized.
This is a big favourite when it comes to top kitchen ideas and designs. Light colours, clean lines and simple fixtures will help your kitchen create the look of order and space.
As we know that storage is the most challenging part of small kitchens we suggest you go creative with your storage system. Vertical drawers are an ideal example of that. You can use them up the awkward gaps between appliances or cabinets.
Modern and efficient sinks
Are you short on space? Get all the help from modern and multi-purpose implements. Innovative kitchen sinks can be a way to do it. It can double as a built-in dishwasher.
Find a Partner for Your Small Kitchen Design
If you are feeling confused and you haven’t gotten a partner for your kitchen design Unica Concept is here. The shade matters when choosing gray for your cabinet colour. If you’re the traditional type, darken it up with a smoky gray. Go light for a contemporary, chic style or a distressed barn wood to unleash the shabby-chic in you. Unlike some other cabinet colours, grays will offer the perfect balance of warmth and neutrality, working well for any size and style.
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We will help you to create a space very comfortable and attractive.