Perhaps you love your kitchen, but the only thing that really gets you down is its size. It doesn't help when you tune into cooking shows with chefs standing in opulent kitchens with all mod cons, and a large fully functioning oven that does everything but wash the dishes on your behalf. Yes, you may be hankering after a large beautiful kitchen, but it doesn't have to be the end of the world, because you can make your small kitchen seem much bigger than it really is with a little know how, without spending a fortune on a new fitted kitchen.
If you think carefully about maximising space and invest in smaller appliances you can really improve on storage options and make your kitchen seem far more spacious.
Downsize Your Appliances
Rather than invest in large white goods with all mod cons, you could consider vintage appliances which are smaller. Do you really need large appliances? If you don't have a large scale family any more, or you're not thinking of making it bigger, then ditch the large fridge and freezer and consider down sizing.
Double to Single Sink
Change your sink from double to single, and get a smaller one. Do you really need such a large sink? A single under mount sink is a good idea and could give you much more room.
Utilise Your Pantry
If you have a pantry, then you could really make use of this extra space. Here, you can create hooks so you can hang up all your pots and pans, wall-mounted storage is such a great idea and if you don't want to use your pantry, you could create a centre kitchen island with room for hanging space for pots and pans, as well as somewhere to put the garbage.
Pull Out Pantries
You could also invest in a pull out pantry, yes you heard right, a pull out pantry. This will help you conserve space and free your workspaces from clutter if you don't already have a one.
Pull Out Corner Cabinets
Pull out corner cabinets are a great idea for storage too and you can easily hide a few things away from view. Shop around and see if you can find one that serves your needs, ones that can swivel and pull out, a half moon shape is perfect, and will give you extra storage space without giving you a potential trip hazard.
Remove the Wall
A little more drastic but effective, and that's removing a wall in your kitchen. You'll let in more light as well as making it feel much bigger. It'll make your kitchen part of the living and dining space, opening up opportunities for you to converse with guests and share your cooking area.
Start 2 Finish Building Services – Expert Kitchen Fitters
Would you like to take up some of the ideas we've suggested above and you need to talk it through with someone? Our team of kitchen fitters would be more than happy to advise and guide you and if you're lost on ideas, and if you'd like some inspiration, then get in touch and we can talk you through some of the options.