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Design Ideas for Small Kitchens

Design Ideas For Small Kitchens. Interior designs. Indian Homes

We humans practically spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, often more than the time we spend in our bedrooms ( barring the sleep time). A well designed kitchen will help you work efficiently, exude positivity and dish out happy and delicious meals!

We moved to our new home few months back and designing the kitchen was one of our main focus. We had Kiran from “Ideas” design the kitchen and some other parts of our home.

Kitchen designing takes a lot of efforts and thoughts and after all that gruelling work I knew I had to share it with my readers.

Here are some tips coming from the Expert-

Few details that can enhance a small kitchen

In a small kitchen playing with colors can make a lot of difference. It is all about creating an illusion, an illusion of larger space and colours help do that wonderfully.

When you have a small kitchen, anything that’s above the counter top should be kept light. Light cabinets and light backsplash gives you a feel of an open and airy space, and gives an illusion that the space is a lot larger than it actually is.

One of the things that can add to a kitchen space is under cabinet lighting. They are not very difficult to install and are also cost effective. They cast light down on the backsplash and the counter top, again giving an illusion that the space is bigger than actual.

Create a focal point. This adds character to an otherwise small space. A highlight wall will make the whole space stand out.

While designing the kitchen keep in mind all the appliances that you will be needing and create a customised space for it to fit in. Do not fill up the precious counter top space in a small kitchen with appliances and utensils.

Design the kitchen in a way that all your daily use utensils and spices are handy and can be kept back in place easily so that they do not crowd the counter top while you are cooking.

Long upper cabinets give an illusion of height and make the ceilings look higher. Makes a world of difference in a small space.

Smaller space needs better management and organising, do hire a professional if you are unsure about the details.

Kiran is an Interior Designer and founder of “Ideas” which is a Mumbai based Interior Design service firm that invests in quality and makes building your dream home a hassle-free and beautiful experience.

For any queries or to avail their services, you can contact them on 9820153801.


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  • Mahati ramya adivishnu

    October 17, 2018

    Those are great tips when we have less space. The under cabinet lighting gives a good feel.

    • Rashmi

      October 29, 2018

      Hey thanks for stopping by. glad you liked the tips shared here.

  • Gunjan Upadhyay

    October 27, 2018

    That’s a very Helpful post, Being in a city like Mumbai with restricted space, this would be really helpful. We too hired a professional while designing our kitchen and I am glad we did. I like the idea of light on counters, wish i knew it then

    • Rashmi

      October 29, 2018

      Thanks Gunjan, glad that you liked the article.

  • Shub

    October 29, 2018

    Loving these ideas…I keep my kitchen clutter free and use minimum amount of utensils…Some bright colors make the whole thing fun!

    • Rashmi

      January 5, 2019

      than you Shubh. glad you liked the post.

  • Dubai Design Week

    December 17, 2018

    These are all the really great tips for small space kitchen. By implementing all these we can make our small kitchen a place of state of the art.


  • Prakash

    June 10, 2019

    It was a very nicely written article. I like to read it. It was totally informative and topic you covered here, I am totally agreed with you. I must say that I have learnt so many things from it. keep posting!
    Thank you.

  • Redesigning a small kitchen us easier when have the proper planning and crew to do it.

  • Penelope Smith

    August 3, 2019

    I have been thinking about updating my kitchen. It is pretty small so I am not sure what to do with it. I liked what you said about how I should think about getting longer upper cabinets.

    • Rashmi

      September 14, 2019

      thank you. glad that i could offer some help.

  • rachel frampton

    May 20, 2020

    I noticed that my kitchen looks outdated; that’s why I’ve decided to start looking for a home improvement service that could upgrade my kitchen. I agree with you that highlight the kitchen’s wall is beneficial in terms of making it stand out. I’ll also keep in mind to have long upper cabinets installed, so my kitchen’s ceiling will appear higher.

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