Many homemakers have a hard time figuring out how to design their tiny kitchens. They want it to look great, but they also want to make it practical and efficient. Because of the limited space, they usually think that they can’t have both. But that doesn’t have to be the case. As custom kitchen experts, we outline some functional design tips that you can apply to your small kitchen.
When designing a small custom kitchen, always remember to put functionality first. Remember, a well-designed kitchen, regardless of the size, is always a pleasure to work in. So during the planning stages, be sure to create a kitchen layout that allows you to enjoy being there.
For instance, choosing smaller kitchen furniture and appliances will give you more room to move around. Also, choose a layout where the stove, sink and refrigerator (the big three of the kitchen) are all easily accessible. Lastly, design the cabinetry layout in a way that they maximize available space so you don’t run out of storage.
Choose Functional Kitchen Accessories
Considering that you have very limited space in your small custom kitchen, it pays to choose your kitchen accessories properly. You may want to limit the number of display items in your kitchen, and instead focus on getting practical and purposeful items. This doesn’t mean that you should neglect aesthetics at all. There are many kitchen accessories out there that are both pretty and useful at the same time.
Lighting is very important especially in tiny kitchens. Most of the time, windows will be pretty limited in such spaces which means natural lighting is a luxury. This is why you’ll have to choose your lighting fixtures properly. In any case, you wouldn’t want to be working in the dark, whether you’re cooking or doing the dishes.
There are many lighting options that are perfect for small custom kitchens. For instance, you can have flush mounts or recessed lighting installed to add to the overall brightness of your kitchen. You can also add wall mount sconces to add lighting and drama to the room.
Designing a small kitchen that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing can be challenging. However, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to achieve. In fact, many small apartments make use of modern kitchen designs that look good and a pleasure to work in.
If you are having trouble designing your small kitchen, let us help you out. Just call us up at 02 9484 3464 or leave a message in our contact page. Also, feel free to drop by our showroom located at 18 Ramsay Rd. Pennant Hills, NSW. We can show you our different ideas for small custom kitchens and you can choose which one works for you.
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