If you live alone or there are only two of you, do you really need a dishwasher taking up space? Treat yourself to a double sink in granite, copper or glass. The extra sink is great for storing dirty
dishes so your worktops are free from clutter.
The Washing Machine
A washing machine, like a dishwasher, will take up a lot of space. Why not see if you can install it in a bathroom or under the stairs? It can even go in the garage or the shed if you have one. Try and find
somewhere with room above so that if you want a dryer you can stack it on top of the washing machine.
Eating and Drinking
Install a breakfast bar come worktop if you have the room. This will save you from using up floor-space with a table. However, if you prefer a table then choose a fold-up version you can tuck away when it’s not in use.
White will reflect light and give a feeling of space, so it’s a good choice of colour for your kitchen cabinets. If the kitchen is very small think about open shelving. Or pick cabinets that go right up to the ceiling. You can use the high shelves to store items you don’t use every day. You can also have glass-fronted cabinets which will reflect the light.
Materials like glass or wood are great for small kitchens because they create a feeling of space and warmth. You can pick a bold coloured worktop to make a design statement, or you can keep to a light colour for a seamless effect.
Nooks and Crannies
Make the most of all available space in your kitchen. Put up shelving in small corners, use wall hooks for cups and mugs and magnetic strips for knives and cooking utensils. If you have high ceilings you can hang up your pots and pans to create a country kitchen feel.
Fit spotlights beneath work surfaces to create a soft effect while you're working. You can use spotlights in the ceiling or light fitting for a dramatic effect.
Making World Beautiful can help you plan your dream kitchen, whatever it's size. We can create your dream kitchen, one that's not only gorgeous but functional too.