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How to Make the Most of a Smaller Kitchen

If there’s one thing that can make a huge difference to your experience living in any property it’s the kitchen. This is a room that you will spend a lot of time in and that will be crucial to your routine. As a result, if the space is small or badly laid out, then this will mean you’re regularly frustrated and regularly not enjoying your home.

If you have a small kitchen though, there’s not really much you can do about it other than make the most of the dimensions you’ve been given. So how do you do that?

Open Plan

One tip is to create an open plan kitchen. This means knocking through some of the walls in order to open the room up and connect it with others. This gains you space for your countertops (because you lose the thickness of the walls) and it lets more light travel around the house.

Be Smart With Work Zones

Another good tip is to think about work zones. These are spaces in your kitchen where you can reach more than one countertop and/or an appliance. Make use of corners and think about this when designing the layout and your kitchen will be more practical and thus feel much larger than it actually is.

Dual Purposes

Various features and appliances can be given dual purposes in your kitchen. For instance, if you get a wide enough chopping board you can use that to straddle the sink. Suddenly the sink area has become yet another work surface. Similarly, you can run shelves across the window to provide extra storage without blocking that much light.

Larder

A larder is a room where you keep cans and other supplies. If you don’t have enough space in your kitchen, designate another part of the house for supplies.

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