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In some ways, you’d think designing a smaller kitchen might be simpler than a bigger one.

After all, there are likely to be fewer options – an island’s not going to fit, you won’t have to deliberate over the length of the kitchen table, and you probably don’t have to choose between “social kitchen” and “flexible layout”.

But here’s the truth: designing a smaller kitchen is actually far more challenging – get it right, and space will be maximised to its nth degree, feeling far bigger as a result.

Image of Pronorm’s X-Line kitchen range with white walls, grey splashbacks and a Silestone gris worktop, perfect for a smaller kitchen size.)

Get it wrong, and it’ll feel claustrophobic and cluttered.

So, here are our top 4 priorities we advise you consider if you’re designing a smaller kitchen:

1. Colour

Neutral colour schemes tend to make the room feel more spacious, so try using a pale palette to allow light to bounce around, making the kitchen appear bigger.

Keeping all of the walls a similar colour to the cupboards creates a seamless flow throughout the kitchen, thus creating the illusion of more space.

Image the Pronorm X-Line range featuring a contrasting kitchen sink with the white kitchen design.


2. Kitchen Storage

This can’t be overlooked – unless you’ve got adequate kitchen storage, being in a small kitchen will feel stressful enough, and cooking will be an absolute nightmare.

That’s why it’s vital your furniture can actually cope with everything you want to put in it, and why your shelves need to be adaptable enough to cater for all the crockery, glasses and knickknacks you want.

Close up image of the storage solutions within a grey kitchen cabinet Image of a wooden floor to ceiling cabinet storing a variety of items

Floor to ceiling cabinets can ensure that you maximise the space, while portable storage – like a kitchen trolley – can give you additional room almost out of thin air.

3. Use all space available

There’s often wasted space in kitchens, whether it’s the gap between shelves, below the sink or that annoying space around the side of corner cupboards – a good kitchen designer can help you make the most of any unused space there is.

Image of a black overhead kitchen cabinet storing glasses and cups.

4. Technology

These days there are plent0y of appliances that can help you save space, from a Quooker tap that eliminates the need for a kettle, through to an extractor induction hob, which supersedes an extractor hood, and gives you more space up high.

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