Small Spaces

Let's Toast Small Kitchens Everywhere

As kitchens continue to become complete household centers, people with smaller kitchens may create an inferiority complex. It is a good time to refocus on the benefits of a little kitchen, toasting its own efficiencies. And to discuss some designer suggestions for creating a compact kitchen feel expansive.

Jeanne Finnerty Interior Design

You will find the U-shape, or galley, design in many older subdivided Victorians and row homes as well as in new city apartments. This design allows for an perfect kitchen work triangle, in which the distance between the 3 main factors (refrigerator, sink, cooker) is optimized, reducing the amount of walking between things during meal preparation. Let’s have a toast.

Stephanie Sabbe

Having less cabinetry to build out, along with less square footage for flooring, countertops and countertops, means you can get the maximum out of your remodel funding. You may specify your top-choice substances and colors that you had your heart set on without the bill that would include a bigger kitchen.

Three Legged Pig Design

In a new house or renovation, a more compact, well-placed kitchen may free your overall footprint to permit for more living room elsewhere in the house. This open-plan galley kitchen really does all that and also accommodates a bistro table.

CARNEMARK design + build

If you think a little kitchen means you can’t think about the current trend of shelving or no top cabinets, the appearance here could do the job for you, depending on the number of individuals the kitchen functions and how much storage you actually need. After a few judicious purging of fresh dishes and pantry goods, taking down the uppers on just one wall may refresh the distance, bring in more light and make it seem much more spacious.

Joan Heaton Architects

In case your galley kitchen positioning falls against a wall with a large picture window, you have further justification to demolish some of the top cabinets and let more light and a bigger view in.

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Irina Tatarnikova Decor

If you reside in an older construction and feel as its lack of suitable clearances prohibits you from having the most up-to-date and handsomest appliances, then do not fret. You will find high-quality and well-designed appliances which were created for tighter spaces and are adorable to boot (I’m looking at you, Smeg refrigerator).

Horrigan O’Malley Architects

When you have gotten the most from your design and you are feeling great about your kitchen, just how do you make it feel even bigger? Everything white, the trick. It works. White cabinets, walls, countertops, and backsplash materials make this kitchen feel lofty.

When to use white in the kitchen

kelley gardner

Painting the floor whitened also will really do the trick and infuse the room with a minimalist Scandinavian vibe.

Best & Company

Two items worth noting in this picture: An antique runner fits the floor just so and brings in elegance and refinement into a tight room. And notice that the shallow counter depths. The normal counter is 22 to 24 inches deep. Reducing that depth will free your clearances and provide you some space to breathe.

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Custom made built-ins are a little kitchen’s greatest buddy. Bringing the top cabinets all the way into the ceiling will add a foot or a lot of additional storage area.

Harvest House Craftsmen

When you want your kitchen nicely, you can take advantage of all the hottest trends seen in bigger kitchens and showrooms: waterfall countertops, white lacquer combined with walnut hardwood, extra-long cupboard handles and the latest appliances and gadgets.

Do you love your compact kitchen? Please place a photograph and tell us about it in the Comments!

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