What to do With a Tiny Kitchen?
You find the perfect flat to move into, it’s bright, airy, needs little work and has space for that large sofa you bought a few years ago. But, there is one problem: the kitchen is small.
A tiny kitchen can be a deal breaker for many. But, in reality, the biggest key to success in being able to make a small kitchen work is utilising the space properly.
So, how do you do this? It’s quite simple. Let’s get started.
A small kitchen does not lend itself to having much room for anything, let alone seating. If you are hoping to fit a table for eight, then think again. But, just because the kitchen is small does not mean than you will be stuck eating dinner every night in front of the telly.
Bar stools are a perfect way to bring seating to your kitchen. Many smaller kitchens are designed with built in breakfast bars. This is the ideal spot to place your bar stools, you will be able to eat at the breakfast bar, but not have chairs taking up valuable extra space.
The same principles you are going to look for in seating will apply for tables. You want to be able to find something that is both small but also useful at the same time.
Some people will take a dual purpose approach, so you can take a rolling butcher block, for example, and use it as a table during mealtime. Or, if the kitchen has a free corner, then a high top bar table is perfect. You will be able to set up your bar table and bar stools to have a cosy meal for two.
One of the biggest rules of interior designing for tiny spaces is when you don’t have the floor space, go vertical and use the walls. So, when you are decorating your small kitchen use this rule.
On any of the walls that have free spaces install some shelving systems. These can include hooks for cookery or hanging serving utensils.
Wall space is also perfect for moving things that take up valuable counter real estate. Buy a set of large magnetic strips and hang them on the wall so that you can take your knife bock off the counter tops and right on the walls (it also makes for a brilliant conversation piece!).
Once you know that having a small kitchen is no longer a deal breaker, you can start planning on what you can do to design your kitchen more efficiently and effectively.
Have you used any of these tips for designing your kitchen? Do you have any extra hints that you have used in the past for small spaces in your home? We’d love to hear them, let us know in the comments!