Whether you’re planning a new kitchen from scratch, remodeling what’s already there, or just looking for ideas to improve a space you aren’t in a position to change, these ideas should provide plenty of inspiration.
By Kate Burt, Houzz.
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1. Reflect beauty.
Hurray for glass-fronted cupboards and their light-bouncing, space-enhancing ways! Add glossy wall tiles and you’ll double the effect.
2. Pull it out.
Tight on prep space? This pull out chopping board is a custom worktop solution, but you could also consider a false top drawer that slides out to reveal a board. Or, if you’re handy and resourceful, you could install a ready-made board by mounting it on drawer runners.
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3. Tuck in a big table.
A generously proportioned kitchen table is a big-room luxury, right? Not necessarily. This table could have been considered too large for this under-the-eaves cook space, but because there are only chairs on the ends, there’s enough room to use the one-wall kitchen.
You could either tuck stools underneath to pull out for extra dinner guests, or hang a pair of attractive folding chairs on a nearby patch of empty wall.
4. Hang it all.
It’s not only utensils, pans, spices, and tea towels that can work with wall-hung storage. A lack of workspace is often the most noticeable thing in a small kitchen, so forget having fruit or vegetable bowls cluttering up your countertop. Instead, use wall-hung baskets.
Think, too, about other ways of freeing up that work surface. Could the radio go on a shelf? Will the toaster fit inside a drawer when not in use? And if you’re not spiralizing your vegetables and fruits daily, hide that gadget in a cupboard.
5. Ramp up coziness.
Characterful wall lamps, rather than overhead spots, create soft pools of light that ramp up the cozy feel of a small space. Choose adjustable versions so they double as task lighting.
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