Small kitchen design guide

How can you get the most out of your kitchen when space is limited? A small kitchen does not necessarily mean cramped and stuffed cupboards and drawers - just as a few square meters does not mean that you have to settle for a kitchenette. There is a lot you can do to make room for all your tableware and kitchen appliances in your small kitchen. Here you get good advice on how to get the most out of a small kitchen.

A good kitchen is the one that suits your personal wishes and needs. We all have very different attitudes to what our kitchens should be able to do both practically and aesthetically. It's important that you carefully consider what wishes you have for your new kitchen and whether they are possible to fulfil in the space you have. Maybe you need extra counter space for chopping, slicing and cooking? Or would you rather save the extra counter space and make room for a small dining area? You just have to think about what's most important to you in your new kitchen.

5 questions to consider

1. What do you like/dislike in your current kitchen

2. Should the kitchen only be adapted to your needs, or do you share it with others?

3. Should there be a dining area? Or would you rather have extra counter space?

4. What style do you want your kitchen to have - and does it match the style of the rest of your apartment?

5. Can your dreams be realised in terms of space and money?

Use colour to create space

When you have only limited space for your kitchen, you can use colour to open up a feeling of the space. You can do a lot to create the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is.

Think about what colours you choose when decorating your new kitchen. With only a few square meters, it can be tempting to choose only light and white colours, but by using both dark and light shades, you highlight the light elements and create dynamism.

Use your space wisely

Do you dream of a sociable kitchen, but the space holds you back? Our sociable kitchens are not just for large homes. If your kitchen is, for example, an extension of the living room, a sociable kitchen can be an obvious solution. Then you get the opportunity to chat and have fun with family and friends, while dinner simmers away in the pan.