Design of small kitchens can represent a real challenge because of the need to include key components within a restricted space. Here’s a few design ideas to maximise the use of a small kitchen:
1. Layout – form vs function
Small kitchen layout is critical. Don’t let yourself be constrained by your current oven or sink position. Think about how repositioning the oven, sink or hob may make for a much more functional kitchen. It’s also far better to arrange your sink and appliances so you have one larger prep area than 2 or 3 smaller sections.
2. Clear the work surface
If you are pressed for work top space, then buying a Quooker boiling water tap and putting your microwave into a wall unit may make a significant improvement in available work surface.
3. Use your wall space
There are some great wall storage systems about which allow you to store herbs spices, kitchen roll, knives and utensils off the surface yet in easy reach. For example, the Sensio Midway system a...
You’re considering buying a new kitchen. You’ve arranged to meet a kitchen designer to discuss you new design. What things should you be thinking about before you meet?
How are you going to use the kitchen?
Are you going to use your kitchen solely for cooking or to have a living kitchen design where people will also sit and socialise together? How many people are in the family and how is the kitchen typically used?
Are you a keen cook or is your kitchen somewhere to make a quick meal?
This is an important consideration because it will influence the layout of the kitchen from a functional perspective, influence the appliances that you do or don't need, and the amount of storage required.
Are you going to need additional building works?
If you want a living kitchen design is the current kitchen large enough or will the project involve either opening space into an adjacent room or by adding an extension?
What other works will be required?
Following on from above, do you have trades people arrange...