We can’t always move into the house of our dreams and when we do move into a new home it is likely that one room is going to that bit smaller or impractical. One of the rooms that this can hit the hardest is in the kitchen. We have all lived or been in a house with an uncomfortable sized kitchen and this can be a definite downside to a home, especially when you consider that the kitchen is seen as the heart of a home and is integral to social occasions such as dinner parties, family meals and general interactions throughout the day.
But never fear, if you haven’t been blessed with a well-endowed kitchen then there is hope for you yet. There are a variety of tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your kitchen space and here are some of out favourites.
First thing’s first, you have to get organised if you want a small kitchen to look good. That means before you start decorating and DIYing, you are going to have a clear out and clean of any unused and unwanted junk.
Utilise Empty Space
Don’t leave windowsills and empty corners bare, instead introduce small appliances and storage units that will help you get the most out of your space. Adding some herbs or plants to a windowsill is a great way of bringing some life into your kitchen and drawing the eye to the light rather than having people focus on the room size.
Storage Is Essential
We all know that there can never be too many storage options in a kitchen. Try to introduce intelligent ones that are also stylish, you want to match practicality with looks to ensure your kitchen is as modern and fresh as possible. Wooden baskets or crates are a great way of creating a storage option without the price tag and they also give a kitchen a very homely feel.
Look For Intelligent Products
If space really is at a premium then look to modern product designs as a way of saving space. There are plenty of designs that have been created specifically to save you space and they are definitely worth having in most cases.
If you have very little room then look to your ceiling for storage. Whether this is by having higher cabinets or hanging pots and pans from the walls or actual ceiling itself, they are relatively cheap and cool looking storage options that will free up an incredible amount of drawer space.
Think about what food you store and how much space it takes up. If you can find an alternate way of storing something so it become more of a feature than a storage problem then this is ideal. Think about spice racks or even putting cereal into glass jars rather than leaving them in their big cumbersome cardboard boxes.
We mentioned them briefly earlier, but natural light is hugely important in creating a friendly and positive atmosphere. Try to let in as much natural light as possible, so remove those old blinds and emphasise windows as much as possible.