Smaller kitchens need to be designed for practical and smart use so every inch can count. It does not matter how much space you have when it comes to the most important room in your home, rather what you do with that space. Make the most with the space that you have with the following small kitchen design tips.


First, ask yourself how you and your family use the kitchen, what is most important and least important and what you want to get from your kitchen. Differentiating use, want and need help to create an outline for your space.


Be clever with how everything is set up. U or L shaped kitchens are ideal for more storage. But, an open area that merges the kitchen with a dining room or family room opens up the area to create the illusion of a larger space.


Smaller kitchens need storage to be maximised to fit more. Additional storage is easy to add with multi layer draws and tiers in pantries eliminating clutter and making everything visible for convenience. If extra space is needed, think tall by extending cupboards to the ceiling. This creates less dust collection on cabinetry and effective storage.

Visual Illusions

Tricking your kitchen to seem like it’s bigger is a quick fix and cost effective. Mirrored material, glass and natural light can make a significance difference to your kitchen. Incorporate these tips through windows, skylights and a mirrored splashback. Avoid dark colours in the kitchen as it could make a small space feel claustrophobic. Choose fresh light neutrals to open the space and add splashes of colour on areas you want to accentuate like your bench top.

Regardless of your kitchen size, Harrington Kitchens can help to bring to life your kitchen dreams. Contact the experienced team to discuss your plans. Our expert designers will listen to your needs and personal style, to incorporate this into the perfect kitchen design for your home.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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