8 May 2021


If you have a small space to work with during your kitchen renovations, you don’t need to be disheartened – there are so many ideas you can use which will make the most of the space you have. Today, we’re looking at some of our favourite design features which make perfect additions to small spaces.

Multi-purpose island bench

Even in a limited space, island benches can still be used to great effect. Choose a size which is in proportion to the rest of the kitchen – even a very small island can be highly functional. The use of your island bench doesn’t need to be restricted to food preparation – it can also double as a breakfast bar with the help of a couple of bar stools, and storage can be integrated into the bench.

Pull-out storage

In areas where space is at a premium, pull-out storage is the perfect way to maximise storage. Where possible, use drawers in the place of cupboards to make it easier to access your kitchen items. Pull-out pantries are also perfect for small kitchens as they offer a slimline option for tight spaces.

Pendant lights

If you’ve chosen a white colour scheme for your small kitchen, you can still add some character into the space by using pendant lights as an interesting feature. You can opt for a brightly coloured option, or something with a bit of texture. If you like a touch of opulence, there are plenty of compact chandelier-style lights.

Open shelving or glass-fronted cabinets

In a small space, it’s often a smart idea to extend your overhead storage to the ceiling so you can take advantage of all of the vertical space. To add some interest, consider open shelving or glass-fronted cabinets. This gives you the benefit of extra storage while also allowing you to put your crockery and other kitchen items on display.

Window splashbacks

When it comes to small kitchens, the more natural light the better, as it can help create a sense of space. If you’re stuck for splashback inspiration for your new kitchen, a window splashback is a stunning solution. Both practical and attractive, this design idea will open up the space and let natural light flood in during the day.

For small kitchen inspiration, look no further than The Maker for a customised design. Our award-winning designers can deliver all the functionality you need in your smaller space and can also transform your kitchen into a stunning feature. We support you throughout the renovation process, making it as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

If you’re ready to embark on your small kitchen renovations, contact The Maker today on 1300 270 000 and make an appointment to speak with one of our designers.

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