Do you love the potential of a home, but you’re thrown off by the limited kitchen and eating space? Whether it’s a new home, a loft, an apartment, or other cozy & quaint space, we have a number of kitchen design suggestions to open up your options.
IKEA Hacks ͏• Built In Storage
Taking already quality IKEA cabinetry and finding new useful, clever applications and installations, is something we always enjoy. The more use you get out of your Kitchen, the more gadgets & gizmos you have. Making sure they don’t take up valuable counter space and ensuring they don’t collect dust, is why Appliance Garages are perfect for smaller kitchens.
Rather than storing your appliances in the pantry, on the counter, or letting them take up space in your larger cabinets, an Appliance Garage is one of the most practical innovations in modern kitchen designs.
A Pantry that you can tuck away into your cabinetry are a must-have – especially for smaller kitchens. If you’re more of a DIY person, there are quite a lot pre-built pantry systems that can be added to your IKEA kitchen system, even with custom doors. And, if you’re working with a Designer or General Contractor, they can potentially fabricate or modify exactly what’s needed for your limited space.
Floor Space ͏• Trade Offs
If you’re truly limited on space going modular might be the answer. Being able to tuck sections of your kitchen out of the way until they’re needed really can work. Whether it’s a rolling cabinet with a butcherblock countertop for food prep or a wet bar that you roll to completely transform the space on the weekends, these can be game changers.
Get inspired by relocating your Wine Storage and adding a Beverage Fridge; Free up an astounding amount of space and liven up the overall look of your Kitchen & Dining Area. Moving drinks to their own under-counter fridge can make it possible to completely change your appliance configuration.
Wall Space ͏• Get Vertical
Adding more storage = efficient use of available space. Of course, it pays to be deliberate with the sizing and configuration of your IKEA kitchen cabinets. The closer to the Work Triangle, the more specific their function.
Built In Appliances
Choose appliances that work for your space and build around them. Get that microwave off the counter and tuck it away in between your cabinets. Your oven doesn’t need to be on the floor either. Built in appliances free up space and can improve the look and function of your tiny kitchen.
Soffits & Shelving
With limited space you might think putting in a Soffit would cost you space you can’t afford. Consider that the space they fill tend to only collect dust (gross). Let the shape of that unused part of the room be a more cozy expression of form and add floating shelves for more usable surface space.
Written by Todd Zimmerman
Producer of the John Webbccast