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!
Tip 1. Consider a Neutral Colour Palette.
Keep it light! Lighter and brighter cabinetry, benchtops and splashbacks in a neutral colour scheme are always 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.
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.
Tip 3. Maximise Bench Space.
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!
Tip 4. Transform Those Pesky Corner Cupboards!