We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so it's no wonder that they're one of the rooms in the house people want to look the best. If you don't have much room, cooking can be a real hassle. Keeping all the cookware and utensils close at hand is difficult. That's why a small kitchen require extra care to design, layout, and organize. If you're planning on remodeling and existing kitchen or designing a new one, you might be interested in some tips for small kitchen design.
Three important factors in designing for small kitchens are storage, space, and utility. You need to have enough storage to keep the things you need. These include plates, silverware, cups, pots, pans, cooking utensils, appliances like mixers, and of course food. You need to have enough space to prepare food and possibly eat it if you eat in the kitchen. Third, you have to have all the appliances you need, in easy reach, ready to go.
Here are some resources related to these three factors.
- The number one storage solution for small kitchen is a good kitchen cabinet design. Everybody knows the feeling of having too little space to put their dinnerware, pots, or pans. Make sure you plan for lots of space (more than you think you need!) in your small kitchen layout.
- The most important factor in ensuring enough space is finding lots of counter space. A kitchen island can be a big help here. An island can potentially add counter space as well as lots of storage above and beneath the island.
- Lots of appliances are available in sizes that suit a small kitchen. These smaller appliances are becoming more and more common. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and even ovens can be fit into spaces you might be surprised by. If you're designing for a small kitchen, make sure you check them out.
Lastly, remember that the most important factor in your small kitchen design is you. Put the things you want where you want, and don't be afraid to make yourself happy. With a little patience, some planning, and hard work, your small kitchen will turn out great!