Small Kitchen Ideas with Design Impact
A small or compact kitchen doesn’t mean one that lacks storage, functionality and style when you create your dream kitchen with us! As we always say, ‘planning makes perfect’, and below we share our favourite tips and tricks to consider when planning your new Freedom Kitchen to create a small kitchen that makes a big impact!
Design Tip 1. Consider a Neutral Colour Palette.
Keep your small kitchen light and bright with cabinetry, benchtops and splashbacks in a neutral colour scheme. This is a great option to create the illusion that your space is larger than it really is.
Bright white cabinetry with a flat profile in a matte or satin finish, such as our Iceland White Satin or the new Supa Ultra White Supa Matt, are right on trend and are a smart choice if natural light is limited. We also recommend integrating appliances such as dishwashers and accessories such as bins to maintain a streamline look.
Designer tip: Darker tones can be introduced into your kitchen via smaller features such as handles and tapware etc so as to not overwhelm the room, while still adding interest and a pop of colour. Get inspired with small white kitchen ideas from Freedom Kitchens.
Designer tip: Darker tones can be introduced into your kitchen via smaller features such as handles and tapware etc so as to not overwhelm the room, while still adding interest and a pop of colour.
Design Tip 2. Maximise Cabinetry Height
Make the most of the height within your kitchen by bringing cabinetry as close to the ceiling as you can to make use of every inch of storage space you can. Store items that you may not use all the time such as vases, serving ware, special glassware within your top wall cabinets, ensuring that other well used items are within easy reach.
Designer tip: Maximise storage even if your cabinetry doesn’t go up to the ceiling, and use that space above the cabinets to add more storage through beautiful baskets and boxes. Download our catalogue for small kitchen cabinet ideas that will suit any sized apartment kitchen, outdoor kitchen or residential dwelling.
Design Tip 3. Maximise Bench Space with Pull Out Pantries
Bench space is a must-have in any kitchen and when space is limited you will need to consider ways to maximise it while keeping lots of tall storage within your design. Pull-out pantries are a great way of maximising storage in a confined space, and allow for more room for under bench drawers and cupboards, and in turn boost bench space. Win, win!
Design Tip 4. Transform Those Pesky Corner Cupboards!