Small kitchens are the main problem of city apartments. Basically, there is 4-6 square meters in hostels, which had been built as a lodge for single people, workers, till they will start a family.
But it happened that now full families live in such cramped conditions, and they are not able to buy anything better. That’s why people invent how to accommodate everything they need on such a tiny kitchen.
Let’s see if some design ideas will be useful for you. Photos are included.
Narrow areas can be used with advantage if to install small drawers, in which can be put any items on the assumption of their «narrowness», for instance, trays or cutting boards.
The cabinet’s door can also be used with advantage, if to attach to it any construction.
It can be railing with suspension elements, or some wooden vertical tray.
You may also use the space under the sink for a trash bin, detergents and cleaners, gloves and sponges and other tools for upkeep, which usually have small sizes and are needed to be in immediate access.
When the bin gets full, all these things may fall down or leak out, spill, and bring much inconvenience; so it is time to use this place optimally and with advantage, for instance, to purchase a basket of stainless steel.
You should put things which are not used too often at the bottom of drawers. In fact, a lot of items can be placed in the drawers – flat objects (trays, cutting boards, molds for baking, any of culinary magazines) into one drawer, and rarely used pots, pans, forms and bowls — into the other.
The pots and pans also may be hung on hooks in the cabinet, thus, all the necessary things can be found immediately.
Kitchen railings became simply an indispensable attribute in any room of this type. If you don’t have them yet, take a closer look, how useful they are, and how they can be used to improve the space by providing additional places for storage, and arranging all the necessary right at hand.
This is another way of storing trays, cutting boards, oven-trays and lids.
And the cutting board also can be arranged at the door of the kitchen cabinet in this way.
Especially for fans of flavoring and spices, a locker for storing was created, which can be attached under cabinet, thus saving space.
Very often there is an area in small kitchens, which a standard cabinet doesn’t fit. Earlier there was put trash, storing in packages; or a rough home-made cabinet was placed, and it was difficult to get something out of it.
Now, everything can be ordered, and thanks to guides, this place will not be inaccessible, but will become quite comfortable and affordable addition to the kitchen.
Here are some more inspiring modes:
And what design ideas do you have?