Living in the heart of a city or holiday hotspot can result in less floor space, but it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or convenience. If you visualise your small kitchen as a sleek, chic and carefully engineered space, every ‘solution’ becomes a fresh design feature. As the modernist mantra goes, form follows function.
Plan your ideal lifestyle
A small kitchen is an opportunity to improve your culinary practices. For example, following up on those plans to eat fresh, healthy food can quickly translate into a space-saving change of habits. Cutting back on ‘emergency’ tinned and frozen food supplies makes the pantry obsolete and frees up freezer space.
Want to make the transition easier? Try a smart solution like Samsung’s Family Hub 2.0, a fridge that can digitally track your expiry dates and reorder fresh food when you’re running low.
Create a workflow
Small kitchen ideas tend to centre on individual space-savers like door hooks and fold-out cupboards. These are great, but don’t mean a thing unless they’re integrated into your routine as well as your design.
Consider how you prep and cook your meals. Make sure the fridge is next to a clear surface, which is beside the oven. If you think in modular terms, you can break down your space into useful areas and apply those space-saving solutions to each one: like using utensil hooks above certain work surfaces to keep them clear.