Kitchens are essential part of any home and we all want spacious and well-appointed kitchen. But with the on-going trend of micro-homes and downsizing, kitchens are also shrinking. How do you manage to maintain the same efficiency, style and organisation of large kitchens when given with much reduced spaces? Here are some small and efficient kitchen ideas and designs to give you styling and planning inspiration.
Easy cutting. This pullout is so clever. It has a nice extension for chopping at counter height, and when both drawers are pulled out, you can swipe the waste directly through the hole into the bin.
Toe-kick drawers. This is such a clever solution, as if someone was looking at a kitchen and saying, ‘”Hmm, there simply must be more inches around here somewhere,” then looked down at their feet and had a light-bulb-over-the-head moment. There’s valuable space lurking beneath those lower cabinets.
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If you prefer a cabinet door in the corner of a base cabinet, and you don’t like Lazy Susans, rotating and sliding shelves can help you access corners with ease.
Tip: Unlike corner drawers, these pullouts can be installed in both upper and lower cabinets.
In a commercial kitchen, the cooks would have all their ingredients prepped and sitting out in nine-pans or bowls, so they can just grab and go as they turn out dish after dish. In a residential kitchen, it’s nice to have a spot for everything — silverware, utensils, foil, jars of spices, dried fruit, nuts, etc. You may not be a professional chef, but you can aspire to organize like one!
In order to create the kitchen of their dreams, homeowners are spending up to $42,000 to install pull-out waste or recycling baskets (67 percent), cookie sheet/tray organizers (58 percent), revolving corner trays (44 percent), deep drawer organizers (42 percent) and pull- or swing-out trays and shelves (42 percent).
Homeowners are also paying quite a bit of attention to countertops, which is the most common upgrade (94 percent) and is often the item renovators are willing to spend a little extra cash on (42 percent).
When it comes to the material homeowners are choosing for their new, shiny countertops, granite is falling out of favor with a consecutive three-year decline in popularity (45, 41 and 34 percent in 2016, 2017 and 2018 studies, respectively).
Now, homeowners, especially those in suburban and urban areas, are turning their attention to engineered quartz (43 percent).
In the past year, 87 percent of homeowners decided to change their kitchen decor style, with transitional (25 percent) and contemporary (17 percent) styles leading in popularity among suburban and urban respondents. Moreover, 50 percent of remodelers adjusted their kitchen layout, with L-shape countertops (35 percent) outperforming the U-shape (26 percent).
“Our annual kitchen trends surveys reveal that consumer preferences for products, design, and technology vary not only across urban, suburban, and rural areas, but also evolve over time,” said economist Nino Sitchinava in a statement.
“Countertops in particular are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.
Sometimes forgoing color for a classic palette pay off and these black and white kitchens from charming farmhouse looks to sleek, modern designs, this collection of gorgeous black and white kitchens is sure to inspire your own cooking space.
When it comes to crafting an elegant kitchen design, it doesn’t get more classic than all white. But if you’re up for stepping outside of your comfort zone, black is another good option.