Mayfair ApartmentModern Kitchen, London
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Ditch an extra worktop for added storageThis tiny kitchen is located in what used to be the cloakroom, so the space was quite tight. The designer could have added work surfaces to both sides of the room, but that would have meant foregoing storage space. Instead, he’s built a run of floor-to-ceiling cabinets on one side with space for an integrated oven and fridge-freezer.The plentiful storage keeps clutter off the worktops, and the minimal, white design helps to open up the space.See more of this small London flat cleverly redesigned for modern living.
Create some spaceWhite is an ideal option in a small kitchen, as it will open it up and make it feel larger. Of course, that doesn’t mean white is the only choice for a small room – in fact, a darker hue can make for a snug, inviting feel. But in a very tight spot, like this compact scheme, the white units help to create the illusion of space. The flat-fronted design adds to the effect, creating a minimal, streamlined look that appears to widen the narrow room.
Max out one wallIf you want to load your U-shaped kitchen with storage, but don’t want wall cabinets on all three sides, here’s an alternative. Leave one of the longest walls free and fill the one opposite with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. On the third, narrowest wall in this scheme, a half-and-half approach comfortably bridges the gap between the two cabinetry layouts. The result? A kitchen with tons of storage that still feels spacious.Tell us…Do you have a U-shaped kitchen? Have you used any tricks to make best use of the space? Share your ideas in the Comments section.
Whiten upIn this narrow space, a visible dishwasher would have ruined the minimal magic. The designers have chosen floor-to-ceiling cabinets that are flat and handleless, and kept the walls and floor white, so it makes sense that the appliances have been hidden away.Don’t forget to check the depth of built-in appliances as well as the width to make sure they’ll fit your design perfectly.10 all-white kitchens to covet