10 ways to make a tiny kitchen look stylish
From clever colour schemes to space-saving storage solutions, follow our tips for making your tiny kitchen trendy…
A lack of space doesn’t have to mean a lack of style. You just need to be a bit more ingenious with what you do have. You don’t need to spend a fortune either - a lick of paint or a bit of a declutter can do wonders. Get some inspiration from our tiny kitchen upgrade ideas…
1. Paint it white
Light, airy walls are a great way of sparking a dated kitchen back into life – however big or small it is. Paint them white to make the space feel cleaner and larger.
Use white-painted walls to:
- Reflect light for a more spacious feel
- Banish borders between walls and ceilings that can create a more enclosed feeling
2. Add splashes of colour
You can offset your white walls by choosing colourful appliances, crockery, cookware and other accessories to really make it pop.
It’s amazing what a splash of colour can do to the appearance of a room. Even a vibrant new window blind or oven glove can transform it.
You can also be bold with your lighting and go for some coloured LED cabinet lights to brighten up the kitchen.
3. Co-ordinate with cool kettles and toasters
Once you have your colour scheme sorted, find kettles and toasters to match. We love this stylish retro bubble kettle and matching toaster from Russell Hobbs.
Their iconic shapes give your kitchen some vintage chic, and they come in a range of pastel colours. The kettle can easily make 6 cups of tea for breakfast, while the toaster has high lift and extra wide slots for easy access to your tasty toast.
4. Stay organised with old-school chalk
Wish list-making was a breeze? Tired of never being able to find a pen?
Paint the inside of a cupboard door with chalk paint and you’ve got an amazing noticeboard that takes up zero wall space.
5. Make a statement with a retro fridge
The fridge is the biggest appliance in your home – so the smaller your kitchen is, the more it’s going to stand out. Go for a stylish fridge to make a statement in a tiny kitchen.
You can give your kitchen some serious retro cred with the iconic pastel blue Smegfridge
6. Add a stylish coffee machine
While you may not have room for loads of gadgets, a compact coffee machine will give your kitchen a luxurious feel – without taking up too much valuable counter space.
For barista-style coffee, the Nespresso by Krups VertuoPlus will look chic on your worktop in black and chrome.
7. Save cupboard space with a storage box nest
Stuck with limited drawer and cupboard space? Rather than having lots of round and awkwardly shaped storage containers clogging up precious room, go for boxes that fit neatly inside one another.
Choose rectangular or square containers over round ones as they’ll take up less space.
8. Replace utensils with a food processor
Small kitchens and bulky cooking implements generally don’t mix well. But having a tiny kitchen shouldn’t stop you from being able to sit down to a homemade meal, right?
A food processor is your go-to gadget for chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, whisking and kneading ingredients to prepare mouth-watering dishes. It cuts out the need for separate utensils and appliances cluttering up your worktops.
You can also use it to create Instagram-worthy lunches. Colourful, healthy salads are a breeze in the Magimix C3160 food processor.
9. Build your oven into your cupboards
A freestanding oven can take up a lot of space – especially if you don’t need all of those hob plates. Getting a built-in appliance means you can put your oven wherever you like and have a separate hob, so your kitchen can work better for you, whatever its dimensions.
This Beko Select Electric Oven has room for all your favourite dinners with a huge 82 litre capacity and integrated grill.
10. Liberate your worktops of clutter
Kitchen worktops are known for accumulating clutter – spice racks, oils and vinegars, crockery that won’t fit in your cupboards. Reclaim your worktops with:
- Easy-to fit shelving mounted on your walls – position several together on a single blank wall for an arty look
- Magnetic spice jars to stick on your fridge – chuck out the spice rack and make your fridge earn its keep