A Compact Kitchen Can Be Efficient, Elegant and Inviting
Utilize Space Function is first.
Every kitchen requires room for food preparation, while some may also serve as dining areas. Whatever your needs may be, these tips can help.
Fill your space with mobile furniture that will not interfere with cooking.
A folding drop table and wheeled serving cart will stay out of the way until
you choose to use them.
Take advantage of vertical space by installing wall cabinets that extend
towards the ceiling. Using consistent colors will prevent you from a closed-in
Keep pots and pans on a hanging rack instead of inside cabinets. You will
open storage for other items while creating a professional restaurant look.
Store less commonly used appliances (such as fondue pots and bread makers)
outside of the kitchen.
Consider a compact all-in-one pre-manufactured kitchen. These come as one
unit prebuilt. They include the most common kitchen elements such as a sink,
cooktop, refrigerator and counter top. Some will have options for storage area
such as shelving for peripheral appliances (microwave ovens).
Create an Illusion
Now that you have made the most of your space, the next step is to make it seem like you have more.
Recessed lighting will make a space appear larger than it is.
Keep the floor color similar to cabinets and appliances to make space seem
Make sure the flooring and wall design smoothly transition into the next
room to avoid a choppy look.
Choose sleek furniture that lets light shine through and brighten the kitchen.
Celebrate Your Style
There is no place like home, and no place that feels more like home than your kitchen. No matter how tight your space may be, there is always room for personal refinement.
Match your oven mitts and towels to your kitchen design for style that serves
Hang decorative mugs on a rack for a display that frees cabinet space for
Use matching utensils for a cleaner look that does not feel cluttered.