Whether it’s a catch-up over coffee, quiet meals with friends, or cooking with the kids, the kitchen space begs to be shared. However, what if your kitchen is on the smaller side? We come across plenty of inventive methods to optimize a tiny kitchen space for sharing as a design and build company, so here are six of our favorites.
1. Include a foldable table in your kitchen
Many people consider the kitchen table to be the pulsating heart of their home. However, it can take up a lot of your valuable floor space. Here comes the ingenious folding table! There are now a variety of tables available that not only fold but also have tiny shelf for storage. Consider a wall cabinet that folds down to serve as a work or eating table while also providing storage.
2. Include a Butler’s Pantry
In a small kitchen, breakfast or lunch can sometimes feel like a rugby assault. A Butler’s Pantry might be beneficial if you’re seeking for something a little more Zen without alienating the family. This is traditionally a store room room adjacent to the kitchen, but in the twenty-first century, it is a customizable cabinet where drinks can be poured, bread can be toasted, and cereals can be poured, freeing up the main section of the kitchen for other tasks.
3. Make Use of Wall Space
Clutter must be moved off the counter and into storage areas in small kitchens. This does not always imply unending empty cabinets. Consider adding a traditional touch to your kitchen with a wall mounted dish rack if you enjoy color and texture. Kitchen utensils can be hung from rails and hooks, and kitchen wall organizers can be used to create an open pantry.
4. Consider your garden as an extension of your kitchen
It’s all about light and perspective in space. If your kitchen has a view of the garden, you have many of opportunities to open it up and maximize its potential:
Replace the wall in your kitchen with glass. Bi-fold doors will bring natural light into your kitchen and provide a beautiful extension during the summer months.
Make your kitchen into a view-worthy space. Install a waist-high picture window to frame your garden and increase the amount of natural light.
Installing a skylight in your kitchen will give it a new dimension.
5. Make Your Kitchen Run Smoother
Are you continually rushing between the kitchen and the stove, or the dining room and the utensils drawer? Consider categorizing the various functions your kitchen does. When you have everything you need to cook in one place, for example, you’ll see fresh and imaginative possibilities in other parts of the kitchen.
6. Create Kitchen Zones
Rather than being concerned about your lack of space, think about what you want to be able to do in your kitchen. Need a place to do your crafting? Purchase a kitchen cart that serves as both storage and workplace. Is there no room for coffee? Consider a bar table with stools or a ledge that folds down. Do you need a home office now? Find a ‘dead’ wall with open space, build a work surface, and purchase a comfortable chair.