Every centimeter counts when designing a small kitchen, as layouts need to be simple but smart. Small kitchens can have minimal clutter and maximum style with some clever considerations. Be careful about your kitchen design and make the most of the space you have with these small kitchen design tips.

Avoid designing your kitchen with closed off walls and tall cabinets. Small layouts such as u-shaped and galley kitchens can be opened up to the rest of the home with a breakfast bar on one side, merging the kitchen into the dining and entertaining area. Keeping your layout simple and uncomplicated, using symmetry, is crucial in designing a successful small kitchen.

Space saving solutions are vital in small kitchens. Increase your storage capacity by adding more drawers instead of cabinetry. Drawers with clever compartments, kick board drawers and drawer bin systems are easier to access with more efficient organisation than cupboards and cabinets. Incorporating more drawers makes your kitchen items more visible, eliminates stacked up items and allows you to reach the back of your storage units.

Open storage creates a feeling of spaciousness in cabinetry-dense spaces. Reduce visual weight by using open shelving, a bulk-free and sleek look, or replace solid cabinet doors with glass or mirrored door fronts. Save space on your kitchen bench tops by hanging cooking utensils on the walls.

Custom designs can help keep your kitchen practical while maintaining a minimalist design which gives the illusion of a larger kitchen. Glass cabinet doors, mirrored splashbacks, glossy white surfaces and clean lines are all design elements that can help keep your kitchen from feeling boxed in.

With these design ideas you can utilise all of your available space and turn a small area into a functional, ergonomic and stylish small kitchen. If you have any other small kitchen design tips, please let us know below.

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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