Thursday, April 10, 2014

Practical ideas for small kitchens

Compact kitchens are a common challenge for many homeowners.With a number of  developers now building small condominium units and studio apartments that only offer a sliver of kitchen space, it can be difficult to imagine how such a small area could accommodate your needs in terms of cooking, preparations and storage.

Consider choosing sliding cabinets in lieu of regular cabinets with swing-out doors.

Small kitchen island

Sometimes, the developer-provided kitchen is just simply too small, particularly if you love to cook. Consider adding a small kitchen island to extend your kitchen countertop and storage space. This will inevitably eat into whatever space is available, so it’s important to assess which area is your priority. Instead of a built-in kitchen island, you could go for a mobile kitchen island, which can be stowed away or put aside when not in use.

Vertical space

Having a small kitchen doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for function. While modern design favors low overhead cabinets and simple shelves, this may not provide enough storage for your kitchen implements. Take advantage of the vertical wall space by installing overhead cabinets, which could go all the way up to the ceiling for more storage. For quick and easy access, place everyday items on the lower shelves.

Sliding cabinets

In a small kitchen space, your cabinets may quickly fill up to the brim. Consider choosing sliding cabinets in lieu of regular cabinets with swing-out doors. A sliding cabinet can be slid out to show all the contents in full view and provide easy access to items in the back. This works great for pantries and spice racks.


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