If you have a compact kitchen you may feel you don't have as many options when it comes to your new design, which isn't the case. By employing some changes you could potentially gain more space than you think.
Here we provide top tips for maximising every inch of your kitchen so you get the most out of the space you have available.
Make the most of corners and plinths. Not too sure what a plinth is? It is the space between the kitchen floor and the bottom of your cupboard and generally will be covered by a kickboard. It is almost always dead space and using this to store cleaning products or less used items is a great way to make the most of all the space in your kitchen. You can add drawers to utilise the space like in this example from Rempp.
Make corner units work harder with a carousel fitting that allows you to access all of the space.
Utilise wall space
Using towers that include built-in appliances is a great way to create a more cohesive look. Extending cupboards across a wall will make an impact, allow you to integrate appliances to free up space that may not be as well utilised as counter space. By stacking more than one oven you free up lower level storage space.
Ditch the kettle
Free up counter space by swapping your kettle for an instant boiling water tap like Quooker. You will save space, time and maybe even water. So win-win!
Lose the handles
To create a more streamlined kitchen, remove handles that extend the width of your kitchen units. You can find handless options for almost all types of kitchen or at the very least a slimline built-in handle.
Colour can create impact but it can also trick the eye. By using darker colours on lower units and a lighter colour at the top, you will create the illusion of more space above head height which will make the room feel much larger.
Switch your hooded extractor for a hob that does the job for you. Many models like NEFF and Siemens provide the option of a built-in extractor to eliminate steam and cooking odours.
Incorporating more compact appliances is a great way to ensure you get the kitchen that works best for you. For example, if you don't think you have room for a wine cabinet think again! You can add a single zone wine cabinet with very little space. A smaller dishwasher may be more than enough for your needs.
Are you feeling inspired?
If this has inspired you to renovate your compact kitchen then we can help. Halo Interiors can design, supply and install kitchens to fit your specifications and can help you make your compact kitchen work better for you. Contact us today or visit our showroom in Horsham town centre.
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