If you are staying in a HDB or condominium in Singapore, you will know what it means to have a small kitchen. While some people think that a beautiful kitchen has to be big and spacious, the truth is that your kitchen doesn’t have to be massive to be beautiful. There are ways to make your small kitchen practical, stylish and feel more spacious – using some imagination, a smart layout and clever storage solutions.
How, you ask? Below are some tips you can follow to make the most out of your small kitchen:
Tips To Creating The Illusion Of Space In Your Kitchen
Too many cabinets can make the kitchen feel claustrophobic, especially if your kitchen is small. If your space is narrow, try to install your kitchen cabinets in one or two neat lines so as to draw the eye forward by emphasizing the length of the kitchen.
Thoughtful placement of your appliances can help improve the flow of your small kitchen. The concept of the kitchen work triangle should be considered (the sink, the oven and the fridge should be located in a working distance from each other) and you should store appliances that you don’t use everyday (such as blenders, slow cookers) in cupboards or cabinets to free up more working space and make your kitchen look more spacious.
Choose deep drawers over a standard cupboard, as deep drawers make your kitchen items/appliances more accessible and are a more space-efficient option. You should also consider taking your upper cabinetry all the way to the ceiling so as to maximize the storage space you can get.
Creating “White Spaces”
In graphic design school, students are taught to leave white spaces in their compositions – a place for the eye to rest, and a way to focus attention on the highlights of the page. This same idea works in a kitchen, especially if you have a small kitchen.
Be Picky About What You Put In The Kitchen
Be more realistic about what appliances are you brining into your kitchen. Do you have room to store it? How often do you expect to use it? The space saved can be allocated for something else and not only look help make your kitchen neater, but also more spacious.
Get It Right From The Start – Kitchen Renovation
We hope that after reading this article, you now have a better idea of what you can do to make your kitchen look bigger. Besides the one listed here, there are other clever ways to make your kitchen feel more spacious and one of the best ways is to get it right from the start – when you are renovating your small kitchen.
There are certain things that can be done during the renovation to maximize your kitchen space, so if you are interested to find out more, drop us a note using the contact us box at the side and our team will get back to you as soon as possible to help solve your queries.