Small kitchen design ideas to make the most of your space

By Creativ Kitchens • February 15, 2017

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we come together to cook, eat, drink, talk, share a laugh, do homework, discuss family matters, celebrate and socialise.

When your space is limited, it is still possible to have a functional kitchen that works well and is an appealing place to be in. All you need is a bit of forward thinking to make the best use of the space you have available.

Take a look at these examples of small kitchen design that proves good things really do come in small packages.

 small-kitchen-designCabinetry that goes all the way to the ceiling

Taking your cabinets up to the ceiling with a double stack of cupboards adds additional storage space without making the room feel tiny and boxed in. Use this extra space for items that you don’t need on a daily basis.





Bench seats with storage

Drawers under bench seats make perfect use of a large space that would otherwise be wasted. This is an ideal place for tea towels, table clothes, napkins and special occasion cutlery. You can also create benches with flip top lids to store larger items such as extra cushions or big pots and pans.

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Open shelves

Little open shelving areas make the most of every nook you have. Look for areas where you can slot a shelf above a microwave, or create some open shelving areas under a wall cabinet. It’s a great way to have everyday items on hand when you need them.

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Pull-out storage

Make the most of every centimetre you have available by installing pull-out storage cabinets wherever there is a gap between cupboards, or a bit of space left over at the end of an island. This is an easy way to keep things like olive oil and spices readily available when you’re cooking.



Small kitchens can be just as efficient and workable as large ones when you take the time to plan your design. If you’re planning a new kitchen and want to maximise your floor area, speak to one of our design consultants to see how we can help you.