In your small kitchen is no space to roll out dough? And where to go with the new pot set? Clever storage solutions and tips for optimal use of space can help small kitchens. From mobile base cabinets to cabinet fronts with fooling effect – we show 21 ideas that make small kitchens come out big.
1. Bright minimalism
Dark colors, opulent cabinet fronts and too much decoration make a narrow mini-kitchen even smaller. Smooth surfaces in light shades and reduced furnishings visually increase the space. Even details like thick doorknobs are more of a hindrance. Handholds or Tipp-on fittings that allow doors to be opened by tapping them alone are good alternatives.
2. Lines on cabinet fronts
Lines on the cabinet fronts can trick the eye of the beholder and make a small kitchen look bigger than it really is. Vertical lines raise the room, horizontal make the furniture appear wider and diagonal lines on the cabinet fronts play with the depth of the room.
3. Mobile Base Cabinet
In small kitchens, the work surface is often very limited. With a movable base unit on castors, you can not only create more work space when needed, but also exactly where you need it.
4. Extractable worktop
Conjured from worktop or base unit: Even with an extendable or retractable table top with swivel fitting, more worktop can be created in no time at all.
5. Wall surfaces use bald wall adé!
But rather use the valuable area for hanging boards and magnetic boards. Pots hang on hooks with utensils for daily use or fresh kitchen herbs. They are also ideal for drying towels. With special inserts also noble glasses can be put on display. Instead of a thick block of knives, the knives wait to save space on the wall.
The Pegboard, a popular in garages perforated plate, is a practical idea for the kitchen. Sponges, cooking utensils or bottle openers are hung at hand.
6. Newspaper holders for the wall
Recipes, magazines and shopping lists – things that too often waste valuable space on a dining table or work surface. With such a wall mount, the table surface can not only recapture, but also bring order in the paper chaos.
7. Use ceiling area
There is still room to go up! The potential of the ceiling surface is far too often underestimated. You can efficiently use this important storage space with hanging racks. Large utensils, such as baskets and other storage containers, are well housed there and can be accessed from both sides. Even ham or herbs hang here decorative and equal in grip height.
8. Shelves next to the hood
Extractor hoods are usually shaped so that there is space left and right next to the wall. To take advantage of this important storage space, shelves can be used as a shelf for commonly used cooking utensils. You should not turn off spices or other powdery foods here – the cooking fumes can cause them to lump and lose their aroma.
9. Pedestal drawers
Skillfully use even the thinnest of spaces – drawers in the baseboard of a kitchen unit are ideal for stowing flat items such as baking sheet or grid. Even small stepladders find space in it. These are in turn handy to reach even the farthest corner of the upper cabinet.
10. Pharmacist’s Extract
Too narrow for a shelf and too big to do anything with it – the niche, which often remains at the end of a standard kitchenette, is a baffling one. A pharmacist’s statement is a clever solution for her. With this pull-out shelf, the full depth of the corner can be used, keeping track of all supplies, and easy to approach.
11. Wall cabinet
If you are still in the middle of planning your small kitchen, you have time to think about a built-in wardrobe. He makes all supplies disappear into the wall almost invisibly.
12. Drawers and shelves in different sizes
Too many shelves are mounted at a uniform height. If you put small utensils in, the space is not optimally used. More practical are shelves and shelf inserts in different heights and depths, which are optimally adapted to the different sizes of supplies and kitchen items.
13. Cabinets with different depths
While lower cabinets take advantage of more room depth, equally deep wall cabinets are in danger of bumping your head. In order to make the best possible use of the wall surface, wall units with a smaller depth are ideal. So you have enough space for cutting vegetables, washing dishes and cooking, without getting a bump.
14. Hidden storage space
Anything that should be easy to reach is usually lying around on the work surface. Thereby, a box set in the table helps to create space for preparation, and the supplies nevertheless remain within reach. Bread in, cover to – and you can use the area, for example, to put a bowl for salad preparation on it.
15. Dining place at the window
If there is no room for a dining table and chairs in hose kitchens, it is convenient to convert a larger window sill to a dining table. With folding chairs as a seat opportunity can be cleared after eating the space and used as a work surface.
16. Hanging rails by the window
Not everyone has a nice view from the kitchen window. Kitchen herbs, which would otherwise take up space on the worktop, are in good hands in the light and also look decorative in pots on hanging strips. If you attach the plants to a removable bar or bar outside the window niche, the windows can still be fully opened and cleaned.
17. Open Shelves
Overhead cabinets can sometimes seem too massive in small kitchens and take important light into the room. Long shelves are then a good alternative to exploit the large wall area and also to create optical width.
18. Glass doors as cabinet fronts
Glass doors not only give a better view of everything that lies behind, they also create a different spatial effect – because the mini-kitchen looks larger due to the visible cabinet depth. Unlike open shelves, all utensils are dust protected.
19. Taking advantage of sloped ceilings
Kitchens in loft apartments are often a challenge. Kitchenettes can be fitted well under sloping ceilings. Shelves in different widths and custom-made cabinets in triangular shape are ideal for this. Result: The kitchen and the space architecture flow into each other and look like a unit.
20. Slanted shelves
The area around the window is often given away in favor of being able to open it completely. With beveled shelves, you kill two birds with one stone: they take advantage of the space and can still easily open and close the window.
21. Corner cupboard solutions
Corner cupboards in the kitchen are known for their unattainable depths as blind spots. With practical inventions such as carousel, swivel drawer and corner drawers you can also use this space efficiently.