Gone are the days when the size of the kitchen said a lot about your affluence(or lack of it). It was the centre of the real action, laughter, friendly banter, gossips and much more. Huge pots and pans, ‘martabans’ filled with pickles and jams and our mothers and grandmothers working furiously at the stove.
With our spaces getting smaller and smaller, we hardly have the luxury of sprawling kitchens. We are always on the lookout for small kitchen design ideas. Here are a few tips and tricks that can hugely impact the layout of a small kitchen space
- Interiors for a small kitchen: Keep it simple. If you have a small or tiny kitchen, keep the overall design and decor minimalistic. This will prevent the space seem too claustrophobic. A linear design, as well as light colors such as whites and greys, will give the illusion of more openness. Also, a U-shaped design will help maximise space.
- Modular Cabinets: Neatly placed modular cabinets can not only store your cooking and serving utensils, gadgets etc but also make the cooking station more streamlined and organized. Rotating shelves, foldable racks as well flexible divisions will smartly utilize the space.
Wall Storage: Up your game with a smart utilization of the wall space. You can use a portion of the wall to put up open shelves and the remaining portion as a storage unit to store food items.
Natural Lighting: You have no idea what a little sunshine can do. Not only it will cheer up the cooking area and the surrounding, it will brighten and make the area appear bigger.
Kitchen appliances: A good idea is to have a wall mounted oven to save on counter space. Other appliances such as mixers, juicers, toasters etc can be placed on rotating, pullout or foldable trays, which can be easily concealed when not in use. If possible, place large appliances like the refrigerator just outside the kitchen as it takes up a lot of space.
Everyday use items: No Indian household is complete without a huge array of spices. You can opt for a wall mounted spice rack. Another good idea is to have a wall mounted cup-holder.
Sink area: One area which is commonly underused is the area under the sink. You can opt for multi-layered steel racks which can be used to store utility items such as cleaning supplies, dusting cloths, dishwashing liquid, garbage bags etc.
Behind the door: If your kitchen has a door, you can put up hooks behind it. You can then use it to hang aprons, cleaning rags, a whiteboard to write notes one etc.
De-clutter your tiny kitchen: Nothing looks more disorganized and that eats up available space is clutter on the counter. When not in use, put away appliances and utensils. A clutter-free kitchen gives you peace of mind.
Beautification: No matter how big or small your cooking space is, it can always do with some greenery. These small kitchen decorating ideas will get your creative juices flowing.Have a chipped coffee mug? Don’t worry, use it to grow your favorite plant. Have an awesome dinner set? Display it on an open shelf. The idea is to make your personal style evident.
A little research, modern kitchen designs and these tiny kitchen ideas can convert your tiny kitchen to one of the most useful as well as a much-loved space in your home. Thank us later!
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