You may be all too familiar with the struggles of a small kitchen; from lack of counter space to tiny of cabinet space. While a smaller kitchen saves space within your home, it doesn’t come without its own difficulties. As you prepare food, wash your dishes, and still have all your necessary, smaller appliances, your small kitchen may start to seem less practical.
You don’t have to give up on your charming little kitchen though, as you can just make a few adjustments to make it more functional. There are actually quite a few creative approaches you can take to make your small kitchen fit your needs.
Here at White Oak Interiors, we know just how important a comfortable kitchen is within your life. That’s why we have put together a few tips for you to apply to your own kitchen, for better functionality. If you have a smaller kitchen and are looking for a little help, be sure to keep reading to learn more:
- Drop-leaf table. If you are struggling with counter space, an extra table may do the trick, right? Well, if your kitchen is a little short on floor space as well, you may have already dismissed the idea of a table. This is especially disheartening if you enjoy sitting down for a meal within your own kitchen. A drop-leaf table provides you with table space for meals and other activities. When you’re done, just drop the sides down for a neat counter that also serves the space you’re limited to.
- Breakfast bar. As discussed above, when you have a smaller kitchen, you are often battling for enough counter space, as well as a place for you and your loved ones to sit and eat. If you are someone who enjoys having people over for meals, and truly enjoys cooking, you can prolong your visits by adding a breakfast bar. From cooking breakfast for your family to entertaining your closest friends, you can whip up a freshly cooked meal with your loved ones sitting right there, enjoying your company.
- Built-in benches. It can be so wonderful to sit with your loved ones and enjoy a cup of coffee, or a warm meal. Obviously, with a small kitchen, that becomes a hassle. With as little space as you have, placing a dining table is just out of the question. But, you have other options! If your kitchen has a nook, you are actually in luck. With built-in benches and a rectangle table, you now have the option to comfortable seat four or even squeeze in six. A nook is quite handy for a smaller kitchen.
There is so much beauty and charm within your small kitchen. Even though it may not offer the space you want, it surely offers more than you may realize. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create your home to be beautiful and functional. If you are interested in designing your own home, feel free to contact us today.