By Martin Hart on Fri 25 June 2021
Although a light, airy, open-plan kitchen with multiple islands and a mini-bar may be at the top of our wish lists – they aren’t a reality for most people. If the time has come to renovate your kitchen and it’s a little on the small size, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Hart Wholesale, we know all the tips and tricks for getting the most out of the space you have. From Blum Tandembox Drawers, to inset cabinet handles, we have everything you need to make your kitchen practical and stylish, no matter the size.
When designing your kitchen, make sure to set aside a large chunk of your time to think about storage. The last thing you want is pots and pans falling on you every time you’re looking for a sieve, or constantly having to pick up the spices individually to find the one you’re looking for. In any kitchen, storage and organisation is essential, so we’ve got some tips on how to keep on top of this in a space that’s a little smaller.
Blum Tandembox Drawers
This slick, feather-light drawer collection is the perfect choice for small kitchens. With the option for an inner drawer, the trays sit on top of one another with the illusion of being one single drawer from an outside perspective. Often, space is wasted in drawers, with a lot of them being much deeper than is needed. The slimline option of Blum’s Tandembox Drawers gives you double the amount of space for all your cutlery, trays and other bits and pieces, all whilst looking the part.
The perfect companion for your Tandembox Drawers, Blum’s Orga-Line trays insert into the drawers and help you keep each one organised with slots and compartments for all your utensils. With an array of different designs to choose from, there’s guaranteed to be one perfect for you – you’ll never lose your favourite spoon ever again.
Mirror Mirror On the Wall
A great way to make your kitchen look bigger than it is, is by changing the lighting and using reflective surfaces. The best way to do this is by being clever with your lighting choices to make sure there aren’t any dingy corners.
As well as being incredibly easy to install, under-cabinet lighting is advantageous for any kitchen, especially those that are smaller than average. Our wide range of wedge fixtures in our LED lighting range is a great place to look for under-cabinet lighting, as all the options are stylish and sleek as well as budget-friendly.
When deciding on the finish of your cupboard doors, we recommend a gloss finish for small kitchens. Although most finishes would look great, reflective surfaces give the illusion of space, so they are ideal for making the space appear lighter and brighter
Neat and Tidy
Before you start renovating, we recommend decluttering. Go through your kitchen, cupboard by cupboard, drawer by drawer and see if you have any duplicates or anything you just don’t use enough to keep hold of. This will make the process so much easier, and you’ll be surprised just how much you can get rid of when you need to.
Once you’ve finished your renovation, keep on top of tidying. Unfortunately, with a smaller kitchen, you can’t really get away with leaving dishes piled up and shopping on the side without the entire room looking crowded and cluttered. Getting into the habit of putting things away straight away will put you in a much better position for making the most of your kitchen.
Eliminate Traditional Cupboard Handles
We’re sure you’re familiar with the pain of bashing a knee or a hip on a cupboard handle. The chances of this happening double, triple, or even quadruple if you have a small and narrow kitchen, with not much room for people to pass without a bruise. Hart Wholesale has the solution - take a look at our extensive range of inset cabinet handles. These handles give you a sleek design with all the practicality by sitting flush with the cabinets as opposed to sticking out into your kitchen and taking up space.
Rather than a traditional swinging door, we recommend a sliding door for a kitchen that has minimal room. As well as looking modern and slick, sliding doors are a great space-saving solution - we stock a multitude of designs and styles to suit every kitchen.
Now you’re fully equipped for a renovation of your small kitchen. Hart Wholesale can provide you with everything you need for the refurb, so make sure you look at our ranges of kitchen appliances, worktops, lighting and everything in between. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.