A small kitchen can be transformed by clever planning and a few visual tricks.
If you’re short on space, then it’s about making the most of what you have with a bespoke kitchen design.
First off, is it possible to knock down a wall or remove built-in cupboards to make the room bigger? If not, is there a separate space you can use as a utility room? By removing appliances such as washing machines and tumble dryers, you not only create more space, you’ll also make the kitchen quieter.
Once you’ve defined the area you have, you need to design your kitchen so that you utilise every single inch. At German Kitchen Store, we have a wide range of cabinet sizes and fittings to choose from.
With different base unit heights, tall unit heights and wall unit heights, you can plan your kitchen to utilise both horizontal and vertical space. German kitchen design uses ergonomics to make the most efficient use of cabinets, in terms of fitting and what you can store inside them.
If there’s a recess, you can fill it with shelving or cabinets that fall flush with the wall. This makes the most of an odd space and retains the clean lines of the kitchen.
Inside our cabinets and drawers, you’ll find lots of features that help you optimise your storage space. It could be extra deep drawers or special fittings inside cabinets.
It’s frustrating to have large pots or plates, or appliances such as kitchen blenders, that just don’t seem to have a home. This is solved when you have deep drawers and cabinets, and adjustable shelving. You can make sure you have the right space to fit those awkward accessories.
Rather than obstructing the flow of your kitchen, floor-to-ceiling handleless cabinets and drawers create extra room. They increase the impression of space and openness and decrease the sense of clutter.
In a small kitchen, it’s a big advantage to be able to move around without interruption. You remove the problem of catching yourself or your clothes on handles or knobs that stick out. If you have small children, then handleless is a safer option for base units.
Instead of wall-to-ceiling cabinet fronts, you can break up a design with some open shelves. This lessens the visual weight of cabinet doors to give the illusion of more space.
Floating shelves are also great in this context as there are no heavy brackets to hold them up. However, don’t spoil the illusion by cramming the shelves. A few eye-catching pieces will look stylish and spacious, whereas overfilling each shelf will give a cluttered appearance.
Reflective surfaces make the most of natural light and give the illusion of more space. To ensure you allow in as much light as possible, try and keep window decorations to a minimum.
High gloss cabinets and shiny worktops provide reflective surfaces. And glass tiles can also be used as well as glass-fronted cabinet doors. A combination of gloss, glass and stainless-steel appliances will give plenty of light reflectors.
If you’d like to know more, contact the German Kitchen Store. Our customer service team is on hand to help with any questions or queries you may have regarding your order and delivery.
Alternatively, if you’re local to our kitchen showroom in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, you can pop in and take a look at the kitchen ranges we have on display.
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