The kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s no surprise then that many many take so much time thinking about what they want their kitchen to look like, and planning the most optimal design for the kitchen. Yet, for many people, there are space limitations that they have to get around. Designing a small kitchen demands understanding how to make the most out of small space and focusing on functionality before aesthetics. This isn’t to suggest that small kitchens need to look ugly, rather, that everything musty be governed by concerns over functionality. If you get the design right, you will have a kitchen that serves your needs, is enjoyable to be in, and doesn’t feel like a mouse trap. If you fail, you’ll find yourself relying on food delivery apps because you just won’t be able to stand your kitchen. In this article, we will discuss how to plan a small kitchen.
A small space doesn’t mean a planless space. You need to start off with a floor plan so you can build a kitchen design that uses its space in the most optimal way possible. The smaller the space, the more important it is to have a kitchen floor plan. This is because there is simply no space to waste, so every millimeter takes on an importance that is unimaginable in a big kitchen. Optimize! Optimize! Optimize!
A floor plan is important for detailing the layout of the kitchen. With it, you will be able to get the most out of the limited space you have. The floor plan will help you understand the constraints you are working with, so that you can create a bridge to a new reality where that space is used optimally. You have to appreciate every millimeter of space you have to work with and that won’t happen without a floor plan.
In designing the floor plan, functionality is everything. Do not put in stuff that does not have a clear purpose. Moreover, try at all times to have multifunctional elements within your floor plan. This way, you save even more on space. Mistakes can kill your design because of the limitations of space. If you order a piece of the kitchen that is off by a few millimeters, that could spell disaster for your kitchen. Understand the measurements of every element of the kitchen. Now, you may be tempted to stuff things into your kitchen, but this risks turning your kitchen into a mouse trap. Small does not have to mean suffocating. This is why you have to think multi-functional as you measure and plan. So think functional, think multi-functional, and measure and design with precision.
Every kitchen needs creative cabinets, floorspace, appliances and other elements. You have to balance the need for workspace with the need for storage space. Firstly, you obviously need space to work, regardless of the size of the kitchen. Yet, nobody wants all the space in the world to work but no place to store stuff. So you have to strike a balance.
The key to a great plan for a small kitchen is having the right balance between workspace and storage space so that you never feel as if you are wanting for either. That is what designing a plan for a small kitchen boils down to. Without getting this balance right, you will design an unusable kitchen. Think about balance and design the perfect plan for your small kitchen.