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For many people, a spacious kitchen is the obvious choice. But what are the options for households with a smaller, confined kitchen space? Lets have a look at the many avenues one might take to improve their limited kitchen space.

Affordable Options for Improving your Existing Space

Design to Distract

In a smaller kitchen, smart design choices can make a significant difference in how the space is perceived. By strategically selecting and arranging elements, you can create an illusion of a larger, more open kitchen and redirect attention away from its actual size. Consider the following tricks:


  •  Use light colour schemes
  • Incorporate reflective surfaces
  • Embrace Minimalism
  • Decorative hanging items
  • Textured surfaces
  • Direct focus onto a special fixture or piece of art 

Floating Shelves

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In smaller kitchens, maximising space while maintaining functionality and style can be challenging. Enter floating shelves—an elegant and practical solution that can overhaul your kitchen.

With floating shelves, you can take full advantage of vertical spaces, providing additional storage without occupying valuable floor or counter space. You can store kitchen essentials such as spices, dishes, and cookware, keeping them within easy reach and freeing up counters for meal preparation.

Floating shelves turn storage into a design feature. You can display your favourite kitchenware, cookbooks, and decorative items, adding personality and charm to your kitchen. Arranging items thoughtfully on the shelves creates an appealing visual display that reflects your style.

Additionally, Compared to installing new cabinets, floating shelves are a more affordable option. They require fewer materials and are generally easier to install, making them a budget-friendly way to enhance your kitchen’s functionality and aesthetics.


Cheating with Light

Using mirrors is a quick and effective hack to make your kitchen look larger. Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light, instantly brightening up your kitchen.  A well-lit space feels more open and airy, reducing the sense of confinement that often comes with smaller kitchens.

By strategically placing mirrors to reflect light and create depth, you can transform a small, cramped kitchen into a bright, open, and inviting space. Take advantage of this simple yet powerful design trick to maximise the potential of your kitchen. 

pendant light

Lighting Fixtures

Lighting plays a crucial role in shaping the perception of space, especially in smaller kitchens. By carefully selecting and positioning lighting fixtures, you can create the illusion of a larger, more open kitchen. 

Pendant lighting, for example, can be a game-changer in a small kitchen, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. Pendant lights are perfect for illuminating key areas like a kitchen island or breakfast bar. This not only provides focused task lighting but also draws the eye upwards, creating an illusion of height.

Consider placing a pendant light above the sink to add a decorative touch and ensure you have adequate light for washing up and food prep.

Embrace the advantages of a compact culinary haven and discover how it can bring both elegance and efficiency to your home.

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