Here are some great tips on how to maximize the space in a small kitchen, courtesy of Debbie Bowden, designer Barnes of Ashburton.
Bespoke is best! The beauty of commissioning a bespoke kitchen is that the cabinetry is made with your kitchen size in mind.
- Every centimetre is resourcefully utilised to create efficient work-space and storage.
- Worktops can be reduced in depth, cabinets scaled down in size. Everything is possible, as every component is made to measure. However, bespoke needn’t mean expensive with prices starting from £15000.
- Pull out “Magic Corners” with a soft close mechanism provide an ideal corner storage system. These prevent food items, or hard to reach crockery languishing at the back of cupboards.
- Recycling is still important in a small space. Discrete, pull out bins with compartments for sorting compost, glass and plastics, can be integrated into a kitchen, however small.
- Choose appliances to make the most of the space available – a ¾ size dishwasher for example, or a multifunction oven.
- Create the illusion of space by not fitting wall cabinets.
- The owner of the kitchen featured, requested a traditional, hand-painted kitchen, with a relaxed feel. But for more of a contemporary, sleek look, consider handle-less kitchens.
- Create the illusion of space with light-reflective paint, or hi-gloss finishes.
- And if you can accommodate a central island, scale it down and create a sociable place for guests to perch.
For more information about the Barnes of Ashburton’s bespoke kitchen solutions, please visit the website.
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