5 DECORATING IDEAS FOR SMALL SPACES IN KITCHEN
Pushed for room in your country kitchen? Make every inch count with these simple decorating tips and ideas for small kitchens...
1Choose bespoke cabinetry. 'The beauty of commissioning a kitchen is that each cabinet is made with your room's dimensions in mind,' says designer Debbie Bowden from Barnes of Ashburton. 'Worktops can be reduced in depth and cabinets scaled down to suit.'
2 Make the most of dead space in corner cabinets using specialist Magic Corners and Le Mans s ystems (available from Hettich, 0161872 9552, hettich.com), which pull all contents out into view. Plinth drawers under base units can store baking tins and trays.
3Locate storage according to frequency of use. Saucepans and utensils should be near the cooker, and crockery and glassware adjacent to the dishwasher - great and simple decorating tips and ideas for small kitchens. Check out Blum's Dynamic Space concept, which uses a zoning system to efficiently plan storage or attend a free seminar, held regularly at its Milton Keynes
headquarters (01908 285700, Wum.com).
4Invest in compact appliances such as slimline dishwashers and smaller ovens - or consider multipurpose products. The Trio, £950, from Candy (01685 721222, candy-domestic.co.uk) combines an electric oven, hob, grill and dishwasher in one 60cm wide appliance.
5 Focus on space-enhancing materials when you searching for simple decorating tips and ideas for small kitchens. Mirrored glass, high-gloss lacquered cabinetry and stainless steel appliances all help to create a feeling of space.