Do you have a small kitchen? Are you struggling to fit in all your appliances without it looking cluttered and disorganised? Look no further! Innovative Interiors is here to help you optimise your kitchen space while maintaining a functional and stylish layout.
Types of appliances
Firstly, consider the size and placement of larger appliances in your kitchen. Items such as your fridge and stove will need to be placed in areas that allow for easy accessibility and usage. In a small kitchen, it’s best to position these larger appliances on opposite sides to create a more balanced and symmetrical look.
Next, contemplate the placement of smaller appliances like your microwave, toaster and blender. These appliances can easily take over your countertop space, creating a cramped and chaotic look. Instead, try installing a designated area for them on a shelf or within a cupboard. This not only frees up valuable counter space but also adds to the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen and prevents smaller kitchens from feeling cluttered.
Vertical space, lighting & flow
Another way to create a more spacious and organised kitchen is by utilising vertical space. Wall-mounted shelves or cabinets can be used to store smaller appliances or kitchenware, while also adding depth and dimension to your kitchen. Hanging pots and pans from a rack above your stove not only saves cabinet space but can add a stylish, modern look.
And don’t forget about the importance of lighting in a small kitchen; proper lighting can make a small space feel more open and inviting. Consider installing under-cabinet lighting to brighten up your countertops and make your appliances more visible. This will not only improve your overall kitchen experience but also add a chic element to your kitchen design.
When arranging appliances in a small kitchen, you should also consider the flow of the space. A well-designed kitchen will have a natural flow that allows for easy movement between appliances. This can be achieved by creating work zones within the kitchen, such as a preparation zone and a cooking zone. The preparation zone should be located near the sink and should include appliances such as a cutting board, food processor and blender. The cooking zone, on the other hand, should ideally be located near the stove and include cooking appliances.
Functionality & aesthetics
Incorporating multipurpose appliances into your kitchen will also save essential space and increase functionality. For example, a fridge with a built-in water dispenser can eliminate the need for a separate water cooler, saving valuable floor space.
It’s imperative to consider the functionality of each appliance when determining placement. For example, if you use your coffee maker every morning, it should be placed in an easily accessible location that doesn’t require you to move other appliances or kitchenware, whereas less frequently used appliances can be stored away to maximise bench space.
In addition to functionality, aesthetics are vital when arranging kitchen appliances. Choosing appliances that have a similar design or colour scheme can help create a more cohesive and visually appealing space. For example, if you have a white kitchen, white or stainless-steel appliances can create a unified appearance.
Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative when arranging your appliances. For example, a wall-mounted spice rack can help free up valuable counter space while also adding a stylish touch to your kitchen. Similarly, a pull-out cutting board can be installed in a drawer to create a hidden, functional workspace.
Get in touch
Ultimately, arranging appliances in a small kitchen can be a challenging task, but carefully considering each appliance can help you create a functional and stylish space that meets your needs. At Innovative Interiors, we specialise in creating custom-designed kitchens tailored to your unique lifestyle and preferences. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start creating the kitchen of your dreams!