A small kitchen does not mean the quality and craftsmanship needs to suffer. Working with a smaller surface area simply demands more innovative thinking and design flare. Not to mention smaller kitchen-friendly products available at KTF.
Alongside this, there are some simple tricks to make a room feel bigger to the customer, choosing specific colours manipulating light and drawing focus to certain points in the room to name a few.
To help inspire your future designs, here are 3 simple tips and tricks to making a small kitchen feel bigger.
1. Planning is Everything
Small kitchens can be difficult to design as having a reduced area to work with can pose limitations. As a result, small kitchen layouts need to be diligently planned to ensure every inch of the room is utilised to maximise the space available.
Depending on the space available, there are particular layouts that can make a room feel bigger and more spacious. For example, A box room with cupboards across all four walls can feel small and closed in, so instead, opt for an L-Shaped kitchen with cupboards along two walls which encourages a flow of movement around the room.
2. De-Clutter with Hidden Storage
Incorporating built-in storage systems that can place items out of sight is a simple yet highly effective way of making a kitchen seem more open. Work Surfaces that are littered with cooking oils, pots of coffee and tea towels, can seem cluttered and reduce how open the space feels.
At KTF, we have a wide range of solutions that can optimise the storage space within cupboards, such as, the Lemans corners : a pull-out tray that swings out of a corner cabinet in one smooth and swift motion. Thus, making use of the full space in a corner cabinet, including the very back corner which is commonly forgotten about. We also have a 150mm Base Unit Pull Outs are the perfect under storage for everyday items that take up valuable surface space.
3. Use a Light Enhancing Colour Palette
Paler or light colours reflect light around the room which is a great way of expanding the space visually. This doesn’t have to necessarily just be white! At KTF we have a palette of 35 different colours to choose from. Instead of white, try Taupe grey, cashmere or Dove Grey. For customers who are set on darker colour cabinet doors, this can be balanced with lighter worktops.
Using the correct lighting is key to enhancing a smaller kitchen, lighting is often left as an afterthought in a kitchen design, however it is crucial to get it right. Speak to your KTF designer to aid you in how to best use lighting for your space.