Condominium sizes have been shrinking for the past decade, at least up until the past two years. Smaller dwellings mean you have minimal space to construct your living room, bedroom, dining, and kitchen. Sadly, it's not always possible to expand your unit when you live in a condominium or apartment building. But, it is possible to build a convenient, functional, visually appealing space in a small home. In this blog, let's focus on several small kitchen ideas you can use:
Build an eat-in kitchen
When your space is limited, your kitchen must be multi-functional. Dedicate some parts of the benchtop as a dining area. Here's a small kitchen with a breakfast nook for two with a lovely window view. Consider this when you want the kitchen to be the one stop to prepare, serve, and eat your meals:
Make room for a front-load laundry machine.
Having a place to do your laundry is one of the best things to have in a condo or apartment unit, primarily when your unit is on the higher floors of the building. Got no room for a separate laundry? Insert a front-load washer and dryer under your countertop.
Here's a small white kitchen that also serves as a laundry area:
You can find many multipurpose kitchen designs in many small condominium units and apartments, but the kitchen x dining and the kitchen x laundry are the most popular combinations.
Install upper kitchen cabinets
While it's tempting to have a kitchen with no upper cupboards, you don't want to miss having more storage space. If you really want a clean and minimalist look, opt for modern cabinets that look like these:
Closed and seamless cabinets like these give your kitchen a cleaner look.
On the other hand, opt for open shelves like these if you truly want a more spacious feel in the kitchen:
Maximise the wall to create more storage. Expand cabinets upwards until you reach the ceiling. Full-length cabinets like these are space-saving. Just be mindful of the height of your upper cabinets. The higher the storage, the more difficult it is to reach. You might need a kitchen step to reach the items stored up there:
What we like about this compact design is the addition of the island, which instantly added more benchtop space and function to the kitchen.
Work with a designer who has experience in designing small but space-efficient kitchens
Working with design and construction professionals who have a long list of experience in these types of projects would be a great help to you.
When you tap Superdraft for your next project, we will tap the right building designer, interior designer, builder, and consultant for your project. If you’re ready to start your kitchen project, book a FREE in-home consultation with us today.
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