Ideas for small kitchens                  

Small kitchen design inspiration can sometimes be hard to find, with Instagram and Pinterest often presenting impressive statement kitchens that can sometimes feel unachievable. Yet a compact space doesn’t mean you can’t be creative and on-trend. Follow our advice and you’ll soon be on your way to designing a small kitchen of your dreams.

Get storage-savvy

One of the most important factors when designing a small kitchen is installing clever storage, as this can make or break how practical your space will feel when you come to use it on a daily basis. Cabinets should be designed to maximise every inch of space available, such as utilising corners by installing swing-out drawers. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets are also a must-have option, as not only will they accentuate the height of the room, making it feel spacious and open, but from a practical perspective, it will allow you to store rarely used items at the top with more commonly used items within easy reach.

Loving lighting

Lighting can play a huge role in creating the illusion of a bigger space. A small kitchen design should always, where possible, benefit from natural lighting as much as possible. However if this is still hard to come by, think cleverly about where you place your light sources, as it’s important to illuminate those areas that may be lost in shadow.

Statement lighting can also have a powerful affect in a small space, and shouldn’t be dismissed so easily. Whilst an oversized hanging pendant may swamp the area, wow-factor can still be created by opting for an alternative with a certain design flair to it. Whether it’s a striking colour or a vintage design, it’ll make for a bold and eye-catching feature amongst your small kitchen design.

Mirrored finish

The reflective nature of mirrors will help to bounce light around the kitchen and can also trick the eye into thinking the space is bigger. Opt for an antique glass finish as a statement splashback. Not only will this make for a focal point and create conversation, but it will also serve its purpose well.

Further inspiration on small kitchen design can be found in our brochure: https://www.optiplankitchens.co.uk/download-our-brochure/