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How to make a small kitchen feel big

15 April 2014
Long and narrow? Odd shaped room? Don’t let lack of floorspace dampen your culinary dreams. Try these tips from us on how to build a great kitchen, no matter the shape or size.
Narrow kitchen with IKEA kitchen cabinets built all around the doorframe.

Don't eat more space than you need

Look for base cabinets with different depths to turn a tight corner into a useful coffee stop. In this corner we used METOD cabinets with a depth of 37cm. If you’ve got an even shallower space, try using a trolley or a strong shelf or worktop cut to fit, fixed on legs.

Extend your workspace

A trolley provides additional workspace when you need it and tucks away out of sight when you don’t.

It also gives you extra storage and, being mobile, you can use it anywhere you like - in the kitchen or elsewhere in the home.

Suddenly, it’s not such a small kitchen

Taking storage up and away from the floor is key if you want to make way for a cosy breakfast table.

A shelving unit wall-mounted above the table makes best use of the space and gives you a handy place to store dining things.

When you build a kitchen that makes maximum use of a small space, you’ll be amazed at what you can fit in.