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Bespoke Kitchen Design for Small Spaces: Creating Beauty within Limited Square Footage

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What To Do When You Have A Small Kitchen? Call The Experts!

At DAY & KNIGHT, we understand that designing a kitchen is an exciting, but often overwhelming experience; especially when you have limited space to work with. Small kitchens may seem like a daunting challenge, but with our tips on bespoke kitchen design for small spaces, we can transform your cramped space into a functional and beautiful kitchen that maximises every inch.

Remove & Hide The Clutter

One of the most critical aspects of designing a small kitchen is to remove visual clutter; the more clutter you have, the smaller your kitchen will feel. Think minimalist! Therefore, the first step should be to remove everything you don’t need.

For everything else that remains, consider bespoke cabinetry and custom drawer designs that can efficiently store everything you do need, keeping that clutter out of sight. Custom-built cabinets take advantage of all available space and can be manufactured to specifically fit your cookware, appliances, and kitchen utensils. Utilising the wasted plinth areas with bespoke drawers is a fantastic option to increase storage for infrequently used smaller items.

Open shelving is popular choice, helping to create the illusion of a larger open space by allowing light to flow freely in the space. This is commonly used in open plan kitchens, acting as a room divider between any adjoining rooms.

Boost Your Lighting

When working with tight spaces, good lighting can make a big impact, visually opening up your kitchen and creating the illusion of more space. Poorly lit kitchens tend to feel cramped and confined; but this doesn’t mean it has to be super bright either. Creative ambient lighting can both help to improve the visual space and dramatically affect the ambiance and mood of your kitchen too.

Custom-designed lighting solutions can illuminate all areas of your kitchen and accentuate the beauty of every detail. Edge lit worktops, under-cupboard down lights and integrated plinth lighting are all worth considering along with your master lighting setup.

Natural daylight is hugely beneficial to a person’s wellbeing. Roof windows are a great option for letting in an abundance of natural daylight providing your homes architecture allows. They’re a very popular choice for new single-story kitchen extensions.

Material Considerations

Working with the right type of materials can make your kitchen feel more spacious, bright, and warm. Opting for lighter colours such as white, cream, or pale grey, which can all reflect light well and give the impression of a more sizable space. A gloss finish will maximise this effect, however a matt finish is very on-trend at present.

Another option worth considering is glass fronted cabinets, these can give your kitchen an airy feel, while allowing you to proudly display your kitchenware favourites.

The Small Kitchen Layout

A good layout plays a significant role in a functional kitchen, and custom bespoke design can help you maximise your space. One fashionable bespoke kitchen style that works great for small spaces is the galley kitchen.

Galley kitchens are a classic space-efficient layout, where kitchen cabinets and work surfaces are placed on either side of a central corridor. This design not only maximises space, but also allows you to have everything within easy reach of your working area. However, there are many great layouts to consider and it’s worth speaking to the professionals.

Multi-Functional Bespoke Furniture

Another great tip is to incorporate multi-functional bespoke furniture into your small kitchen. For example, bespoke banquet seating or built-in benches are perfect for small kitchens. These provide additional seating while taking up minimal floor space. They’re also great for extra storage, as they can be designed with built-in hidden storage compartments and drawers.

It’s Time To Call The Experts

At DAY & KNIGHT, we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke fitted kitchens that are tailored to you and your family’s specific needs. Our expert kitchen designers will work with you, creating a stylish kitchen design that maximises your space. One that is not only functional, but makes a beautiful addition to your home too.