3 design tricks for a small kitchen

27 Jul

The kitchen is not only a place where we cook, it's also a place where we entertain, where the family business happens and where the kids do their homework after school. Kitchens are the social hub of our homes; however, not all kitchens are big, but some design tricks can help them appear larger and more inviting. Here are our top 3 tips to try!

1. Go light and bright

A standard rule, if you have a small kitchen design, it's better to go lighter and brighter as this makes spaces feel bigger. Let in as much natural light as possible and minimise your window treatments. This will not only make the kitchen feel more open but it will help it feel less cluttered too. You could also add a skylight to really enhance the space. If you can't get access to natural light, then an artificial light is your best friend. Try full spectrum light bulbs! 

2. Install space-saving cabinets

Having a small kitchen means you need to maximise your cabinet space. Try using cabinets with larger drawers rather than those with shelves and doors as these will store far more pots and pans and make them easy to access in a busy kitchen. Try cabinets with integrated wine and glass racks too, as this will help keep any bottles off the counters, meaning you can minimise your clutter and use your space effectively for other things. 

3. Use a freestanding table for an island

A kitchen island is great. It provides extra storage and work space, which is something we always need more of. Traditional kitchen islands are constructed with bulky cabinets which lose space and can overwhelm a small kitchen design. Try a freestanding table instead. Not only will you be spoilt for choice when it comes to size, but it will feel lighter and airier, creating a perfect illusion of more space.

Are you ready to embark on your new kitchen design? Then get in touch with BPM Kitchens today to see how we can help you design the perfect kitchen - no matter the size!