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20 small kitchen ideas to help to renew yours

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Designing room décor is something that takes lots of efforts and hard work. Various kinds of considerations need to be taken into account for the same and available space is a major concern in this regard for sure. However, limitations in room size and space should not become a hindrance and disadvantage for décor. The main key factor is defining the available space so that a perfect project can be achieved without compromising on the aesthetic aspect in any way.

Among the various rooms in the house, the kitchen is the space where you can show your innovation and creativity in various aspects. It is the place where you can show your culinary skills. Moreover, you can use your creativity in designing the kitchen in the way you think it is perfect. And this is applicable even if you have a small kitchen in the house. Give wings to your creativity and fantasy and create a small and beautiful kitchen, high on functionality as well as on aesthetic appeal.

Mentioned below are 20 small kitchen ideas from which you can take clues for designing your own kitchen:

Ventilation and natural lighting in the kitchen

When you have a small kitchen, it is important that the space is well ventilated and has options of letting in natural light. This helps in making the area look spacious and visual amplitude is enhanced. If the window opens to a garden or open space with greenery, it is refreshing as well.

Give your kitchen a new life with these simple and amazing small kitchen ideas.

Use of vertical boxes in the kitchen

Small kitchens need storage spaces which are designed smartly. Check out these vertical drawer designs, which increase storage space significantly. The upper drawers in the setting have internal compartments, where the utensils can be kept in the right order for easy workability and accessibility.

Adding colour splashes to the kitchen

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Making the kitchen unique and cheerful is not anything too difficult. Arrange a few chairs for the kitchen which come with a modern cut, but are basically very practical in use and convenience. See the image and check out the vibrant colours that are used in the chair seats. There are also few décor items in red in the kitchen area. These colours give the kitchen a very cheerful approach.

14. Keeping things in order by arranging them in order of convenience

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Check out these amazing open shelves, which can be installed in the kitchen. Keep things which are of daily use on the shelves so that they can be easily handled. Just ensure that the things are kept in perfect order so that harmony in the kitchen is not disturbed. Such shelves prove to be a great help in small kitchens.

Encouraging open spaces

Spatial integration is a common trend, which is seen greatly in kitchens in many homes. Open spaces in the house with different functions are integrated with one another excellently. For bringing in more freshness and harmony to the kitchen, plants have been kept so that there is some color in the white environment. Greenery can brighten up the most boring place.

Adding details with some amount of personality

See the image of the kitchen and you will be able to understand what is exactly meant by adding details to the space with some amount of personality. a blackboard has been put up in the kitchen, where various kinds of interesting details can be put up, right from messages for the whole family to the menu that will be served in the day. Other intricate details can also be used in the kitchen for revamping the space.

Use of white colour in the most expressive manner

We all know that white colour imparts a sense of spaciousness in any kind of room décor. Along with this, white colour also provides clarity to the space along with making it bright and vibrant. On the whole, a very cosy ambience is created with the right use of white colour. If you have a small kitchen and looking for a décor, there is no better option than this for the same.

Small space but attractive

The kitchen is a part of a really small house, spanning to 60 square meters. To enhance the sense of spatial spaciousness, the kitchen is extended into the adjoining room smartly. The materials used in the kitchen play an important role in deciding the appearance of the space. The flooring needs special mention along with the change of materials and color in the work area. Though the kitchen space is really small, it has its unique attraction.

Small space with full of details

Even if your kitchen has a small space, but it is cosy, you might not actually bother about the actual size of the space. Add interesting details or small décor in the kitchen so that the place looks detailed and attractive. In the image of the kitchen provided, you can check out the wall covering and see how it brings vibrancy in the space. Special mention also needs to be made of the design of the sink, which is very original.

Ensure order and cleanliness in the kitchen

Whatever be the distribution pattern or shape of the kitchen, it is important that an order is maintained with abundant storage space. In many homes now, the kitchen is integrally connected to the living area and the dining area. Therefore, in such a situation, it is important that along with maintaining order, the kitchen should be kept clean and tidy as well. The whole house looks attractive with such a setup.

Customising the furniture can help

Personalizing and customizing the furniture in the kitchen can help in breaking the monotony of the space significantly. For instance, in this kitchen, the cabinet doors have been customised by interesting drawings on them. There are wide varieties of designs and décor ideas to choose from for the kitchen furniture. You can use your creativity and imagination for customizing the kitchen furniture.

A kitchen for all reasons and seasons

In many homes the kitchen is not as small as in another house. In case you are lucky in having a slightly larger kitchen, try inserting a small table in the space. The table top should be preferably in glass, giving a sense of spaciousness. Most of the kitchen is done in white including the chairs with the table. A part of the kitchen is also in dark brown, in stark contrast to the white kitchen. It is a great setup for a modern kitchen.

U-shaped kitchen

If you are really short on kitchen space, there is no better way than having a U-shaped kitchen. This kind of setup provides the most functional way of cooking. With the U-shape layout, work space gets defined in the best manner and maximum use can be made of the available space. Check out the kitchen image – you will see that everything is included in that small available space, so that operation in the kitchen becomes convenient.

Use of homogenous shades for illusion of spaciousness

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Casa Moncada Barcelona

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Homogenous colour shades when used for furniture in small kitchens provide an illusion of spaciousness. The place looks bigger and wider. Look at the image and see how the dark grey tone provides the needed touch of elegance to the space décor. Though a small kitchen, this décor makes it look spacious.

Using different shades of colours

Intending to imparting a personality to the kitchen or creating a joyful ambience in the space? Using vibrant colours in some furniture pieces in the kitchen is a great way of doing the same. This step helps in reinforcing character of the space considerably. Check the image and you can see how the combination of red and white has brought a lively and vibrant appearance to the space.

Highly adapted to the available space

If you plan and design in the right manner you will see that there is abundant space in the kitchen, even if it is small. Some kitchens have irregular shape and for such areas suitable furniture has to be made by an experienced carpenter. The shape and dimensions of the furniture should be such that there should be no unoccupied space in the kitchen and every corner is used. There is no other option than using custom made furniture for such setups.

Everything should be perfectly organised

In a perfectly organised kitchen, working is convenient and easy. Whatever be the size of the kitchen in your house, it is important to pay attention to the storage spaces and the furniture organisation in the kitchen for better solutions. Right from the exterior layout and design to the interior arrangements of the cabinets, shelves and drawers – everything needs careful consideration.

Using the window in the kitchen smartly

Not everyone is lucky in having a window right in the kitchen. If you are that lucky person, place a countertop right next to the window, which can act as a wonderful breakfast bar. The space by the end of the hallway can be utilized in the best possible way in this manner.

Having the kitchen within integrated space

Take a look at this lovely small kitchen, which is fitted excellently in an integrated space. The stylish sofa along with the stylish center table is simply perfect for establishing a continuation for that room and the kitchen space.

Using the peninsula in the kitchen

When a kitchen is not only small, but also in linear shape, this designing and planning seems just right. The idea of peninsula is highly practical. You can use the space for daily work and also take informal meals there. The table that you see in the image is retractable and it can be pushed up to the wall and pinned there. This will help in providing more space for movement in the kitchen if you need it.

Which of these ideas inspired you? Let us know in the comments below.
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