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How to maximise space in a small kitchen design

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How to maximise space in a small kitchen design

Designing a small kitchen might be challenging to some, but with the right approach and an Easylife Kitchen Design Consultant, you can have a functional and stylish kitchen that maximises each space. At Easylife Kitchens, we specialise in bespoke innovative kitchen designs where your space can work for you. Find out how the expert Design Consultants at Easylife Kitchens can transform your small kitchen space into a functional haven.


Cabinet Space

Cabinets are essential in any kitchen, but in a small design, they need to be carefully planned. With Easylife Kitchens’ range of smart storage solutions, this can be done – One way is by making use of vertical space by opting for taller cabinets. You should also use the top shelves for items that aren’t used daily, and make use of pull-out shelves and drawer inserts to make organisation and accessing items easier.


Multi-Functional Areas

In a small kitchen space, consider ensuring that every part serves more than one purpose. Your kitchen island can be a seating area, a prep and cooking area, as well as a storage area. Store your kitchen or bar chairs tucked under your island, while our design consultants will ensure your island has cabinetry on both sides.


Light Shades and Hues

Light colours can very quickly make a small space feel larger and more open. Go for a design with pastel shades or opt for high-gloss tiles and backsplashes to enhance the space even more by bouncing light around the room.


Maximise Wall Space

Walls are valuable real estate in a small kitchen. Adding open shelves to store frequently used items like dishes, glassware, and spices can ensure every inch is used. Other items can be used like a magnetic knife holder or pegboard to hang pots, pans, and other kitchen tools.


Compact Appliances

Consider looking for compact versions of the necessary appliances in small kitchen design – They will serve the same purpose but prevent your kitchen from looking overwhelmed by the size of standard appliances.


Simplify and Declutter

With a small kitchen, it’s vital to ensure clutter doesn’t build up. Keep your countertops clear by storing non-essential items out of sight.


Strategic Lighting

Good lighting is crucial in small kitchen design. Make the most of your natural light available, and opt for layered lighting like under-cabinet lights, pendant lights, and proper illumination.


Sliding Doors

Think about adding sliding doors to your small kitchen design. Traditional swinging doors can take up valuable space while sliding doors can be clear, frosted, fluted, or have a twist like a barnyard-style sliding door.


A smaller kitchen design doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality or your style. At Easylife Kitchens, we believe that a kitchen can work, no matter what size the space is. By optimising storage, using the right colours, and incorporating clever storage solutions, our design consultants can create a kitchen that feels spacious but works for you. Visit one of our showrooms across Southern Africa today – View our full kitchen showroom list here.

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