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Designs Tips For Smaller Kitchens

Designing a new kitchen should be a fun and exciting experience, but the stress of having to fit all kitchen essentials into a small space can quickly take any enjoyment out of the job.  

Thankfully, our team here at Hawk K&B can make the design process slightly easier for you. Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side, doesn’t mean that you can’t create an incredible space, you just need a few smart design tips to help you out. Of course, it is important to note that you don’t need to compromise on style or functionality either, it is all about making the most of the space that you do have. 

So, to help anyone who is currently worried about their kitchen design, here are some design tips that can help even the smallest kitchens look incredible and work efficiently. 

Play around with different layout options 

The layout will be the base of your design, so it is essential to get this right, especially in a smaller kitchen. It is likely that your current layout isn’t what’s best for the room, so start from scratch and play around with all of the different alternatives that you have. Draw up some layout options and then consider which is going to be best for the room. 

Opt for bespoke cabinetry 

One of the best things to do if you have a small kitchen is pop into a kitchen showroom and ask about bespoke furniture. Getting items, such as cabinets and cupboards, made-to-measure specifically for your kitchen will enable you to make the most of every inch of space. You will be surprised just how much of a difference this can make, it is always worthwhile doing. 

Ensure you have adequate storage 

Storage is important in a kitchen of any size, but if your room is small, you should try to keep it as clutter-free as possible. Ideally, everything should have a home so that your worktops can be clear, this will, in turn, make the space feel open and bigger. Look into the different storage solutions available and don’t be afraid to use a combination of different options.

Design with your priorities in mind 

Whenever you design a kitchen, it is important to do so with your own priorities in mind. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to designs for smaller kitchens and it is essential to ensure that all of your needs are met. Take some time to carefully consider what you do in your kitchen and what you’re wanting to get out of this space, this will help to ensure nothing is overlooked. For example, if you bake a lot, then a big oven and lots of counter space may be a priority. 

Use both natural and artificial lighting 

The right lighting has the power to make a room look much bigger than it actually is. When you’re working on the design, take into account where your windows are and ensure that you’re not blocking them. Don’t be afraid to add lots of artificial lighting into your design too. Ideally, you should hit all dark areas with light and having multiple light sources can help with this. 

Keep your colour scheme light 

Colour scheme is also very important when you’re designing smaller rooms and generally speaking, lighter colours always make a space look bigger. Try to choose light colours for the walls, floor and cabinets. You can then add accent colours with your hardware and accessories to stop the room from being textureless and flat. 

Finding a kitchen showroom in Hertfordshire

Hopefully, the tips above will help anyone who is struggling with their kitchen design. Ultimately, no matter what size or shape your kitchen may be, with good planning, you can easily create an amazing space that you love to spend time in. If you’re still unsure where to even start when it comes to designing your small kitchen, don’t worry, our expert team here at Hawk K&B will gladly assist you further. 


Feel free to pop into either our Gaddesden Row or St Albans kitchen showroom in Hertfordshire and our highly skilled designers will happily take the time to discuss your kitchen needs in more detail. Not only can you rely on us to create an incredible design for your kitchen, but we even have our own dedicated team of joiners, cabinet makers, builders and fitters too, so we can take care of absolutely everything for you. You can trust that you will be in safe hands from the moment you walk into our kitchen showroom right through to the finishing touches of your new kitchen being installed.