Now that apartment and townhouse living are on the up and up, urban and suburban residents alike are finding ways to thrive in smaller kitchen spaces. Here are some of the most simple and elegant methods of making the most of your small kitchen.
1. Pick your appliances well
There’s no room for unnecessary bulk in small kitchens, which is why slim and streamlined euro appliances are so at home in many urban kitchen spaces. These fine stainless steel appliances possess the unique ability to be both compact and somehow also versatile in a number of ways. On top of this, their monochromatic design blends in perfectly with a variety of home decor and colour schemes.
Euro appliances also cater to the professional chef in you by providing cooktops in an array of sizes and specifications. Their 5-burner induction cooktop is about the same size as many traditional 4-burner stovetops, making it not only a space-saver, but also a genuine asset to any small kitchen.
2. Use your vertical space
If your kitchen is both small and boxy, you’re going to want to make use of the walls around you in order to maximise your immediate kitchen space. Adding overhead shelves is an effortless way to ensure that your cupboards don’t get cluttered unnecessarily. Think of storing your mugs, bowls, and wine glasses on these shelves to add a modern industrial feel to your kitchen whilst also boosting the space’s overall functionality.
3. Add a hanging pot rack
Speaking of boosting style and functionality, vintage hanging pot racks have been making a comeback in a big way. And it’s not surprising to see why. These racks look superb in any kitchen, regardless of whichever style of hanging rack you go for, and believe us when we say that there are plenty of styles to choose from. From hook and rail racks to wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted racks, there’s guaranteed to be a hanging pot rack that fits the feel of your kitchen space.
4. Make extra bench space
If you don’t have a kitchen island and you’re sick of watching cooking tutorials set in big, beautiful kitchens that somehow happen to all have kitchen islands, you’ll be happy to hear that going DIY with your kitchen benches is always an option too! For instance, adding a central bench or tabletop to your kitchen setup is virtually the same as having a ‘built-in’ kitchen island. You could even consider incorporating a convertible tabletop like the Norden Gateleg table from IKEA to keep your kitchen’s floor space free when you’re not cooking!
5. Use cupboard organisers
So you’ve got shelving, pot racks, and additional bench space. What more could you possibly improve on? Well, you could have a go at eliminating clutter and maximising your storage space by using some cupboard organisers! Pull-out storage organisers for your kitchen cabinets can be a real game-changer when it comes to perfecting a smaller kitchen space. In essence, cupboard organisers tend to be one of those products you didn’t know you needed until you bite the bullet and put one together. Once you do, you’ll find that your culinary life may never be the same again. But don’t just take our word for it.
6. Use your windowsill
Last but least, it has to be said that our kitchen windowsills can be just as functional as the rest of your setup. Of course, we’re talking about growing your own herbs and supporting your household’s path to self-sufficiency. A windowsill herb garden is a marvelous asset to any kitchen. Not only will potted herbs keep the air in your home nice and fresh around the clock, but you’ll find that just having the herbs available to you will improve the quality of your dishes and perhaps even your family’s health and wellbeing along the way.
Perfect your small kitchen setup now with these little tips, and reap your rewards in the form of a happy, healthy life filled with hearty home cooking!