In many fast growing cities, finding an apartment with a bigger space is almost impossible. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala and most of the budget friendly apartments in Kochi are smaller. A middle class family in Kochi often lives in a 2 BHK flat with smaller rooms. When it comes to the kitchen, bigger size doesn’t always mean better.
Kitchen is one of the important parts of your home. Follow these important tips to design your kitchen strategically to maximize space and give it a modern look without blowing up your wallet.
A well organized kitchen can maximize the space and provide enough room for you to cook with ease. By taking advantage of the open wall spaces and adding shelf inside the cabinets, you can make more space in the kitchen. Arranging the kitchen utensils systematically in the shelves and cabinets is also a better solution to makes more space. Today, magnetic strips on the walls are popularly used for keeping knives, spoons, forks, etc. which helps to increase the storage spaces in the cabinets and shelves.
Follow some good storage techniques to make a lot of space in your small kitchen and make it look beautiful. By using wire racks in the cupboard, you can keep the crockery organized. Keeping the ingredients in a labeled jar will not only help you to identify them but also to organize them according to the frequent usage. Adding metal racks on the wall to hang the pans and shelves above the window to hold plants and other decorative objects are some creative ideas to maximize the kitchen space and make your kitchen more beautiful.
Spotlighting or cleverly placed pendant lighting can make your smaller kitchen to appear larger. Placing LED lights underneath, around or inside the dark cabinets would be really brilliant and gives your kitchen an elegant look. By carefully designing the lighting of your kitchen you can maximize the utility and ambiance of the kitchen space.
For making more floor space, consider reducing the size of base cabinets because it will allow you to add more floor space to the kitchen. A butcher’s block or Mini Island on wheels, which can be turned into a portable pantry or a breakfast bar, will be a great addition to your kitchen.
With these few tips you can design a beautiful kitchen for your small apartment that does not take up more space.