Space. You can never have enough of it, especially when it comes to your kitchen. Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home, and a design which appears spacious while being functional is one you and your guests will want to spend time in. When designing a kitchen, you might not be able to get the square metres you dream of, but space constraints don’t have to mean sacrificing on storage or visual appeal.
With some innovative building techniques, you can save space with a smart kitchen design. Here are 5 ways to help maximise space, so you can put on the apron and enjoy having that cook up:
Shelves don’t need to be restricted to the insides of cupboards. They can be used to create a feature or blend into the rest of the decor. To store glassware and smaller items, add a simple shelf above windows, or a thin glass shelf on a splashback. Floating shelves can be added to unused spaces, and come in a variety of sizes.
Even if you are not tall enough to reach them, high cupboards can be convenient storage for those items which aren’t used everyday. By taking your kitchen cabinets that little bit higher, you will be amazed at all the extra space you can utilise. For easier reach, install a pull down shelf which will make the items inside much more accessible. Or alternatively, a sliding ladder is a popular option as it is can be used as a design feature.
There are plenty of opportunities for adding additional storage, it just takes some creative thinking. Pull out pantries can be installed in narrow spaces, and can be used for condiments or utensils. If you are considering a kitchen island, these can be fitted with cupboards and drawers with space for storing stools underneath.
The illusion of space can be almost as important as space itself! This can be achieved by choosing lighter tones and choosing handle free cupboards, or more delicate hardware. If you have a dishwasher, a double sink may not be essential, and a single sink will offer you additional bench space. An open plan design will appear more spacious and strategically placed mirrors can open up the room. Luxury materials will give your kitchen a sophisticated feel, regardless of size.
When it comes to space saving, the most important thing is to keep down the clutter. When you work out what you actually need in your kitchen, it can be easier to ensure there will be a place for everything. If you are someone who loves to cook with multiple appliances and entertain numerous guests, this should be considered in your planning as you will need more space for large items.
When you custom build a home, your individual requirements can be taken into account. Whether you are building a new home, or renovating an old one we can help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today for more information.