small kitchen design

Making the most of a small space for a kitchen is often a daunting task. The kitchen is the hardest working room in a house and it has to be right for the cook that lives there. But that's the key - the "cook that lives there". Every cook has different needs and that is what is crucial in making a small space work. Some people like a long span of counter for food plating and other kitchen tasks, while others want zones for chopping or rolling out dough. And some people need a lot of pantry space, while others might prefer a larger fridge for fresh produce. In a small space you often have to choose.

Making the most of your kitchen space is not about what other people do, but rather what your specific needs are as your home's chef. Below is an array of kitchen ideas that you might want to take note of for your next small kitchen reno - or large kitchen reno for that matter.

 

making the most of a tiny foyer

In parts of the world where there is winter, small foyers can be a real nuisance. Coats are big and poufy, boots are way bigger than shoes or sandals, and then there is the variety of hats, mitts and scarves on top of that. And might I mention the school backpacks too?

So how do you manage with a tiny foyer? First you have to be very selective about what to keep in this area, and of course more importantly, what not to keep. And then storage is key!

Here are some small space solutions for you to steal. Yes, they look super tidy without all the coats and stuff in them, but they are glam shots and hopefully still give you inspiration for what may work for you. By the way, you'll notice a lot of these Ikea pieces... my favourite!