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Small kitchens are notoriously difficult to organise, keep clean and even
decorate, few design trends seem to work in the space you have and this might
leave you with a sinking feeling of unhappiness when you are forced to use the
room.  However, this doesn’t have to be
the case, a small kitchen can be designed to look stunning and be completely
functional, you just have to know how to utilise the space you have. The same is true of small dining rooms where
optimising the space you have using particular furniture and various
techniques, is absolutely essential.
To get the most out of your kitchen and make it so that you
actually enjoy the hours you spend in there cooking, re-design it using some of
these fresh and stylish small kitchen design trends:

● Wrap around shelving: is a must-have for any small kitchen. This is basically a shelving system that utilises any wall space not already taken up by your kitchen wall units and appliances. The shelving doesn’t have to have a straight edge, it can be shaped into a unique style and looks best when the material and colour matches the countertops. This is one of the few kitchen trends that actually works well in a small kitchen space and a look that is set to remain in style for some time.

● Table: If you do not have a separate dining area then you might want to add a table to your tiny kitchen. There are a few ways that you are able to do this, you can install a countertop in the middle of your room (or along one edge) with some storage and some leg room underneath, in which will create more space for you to cook and work in the kitchen and also give you a dining area with the addition of some foldable stools. Alternatively you can buy a fold down table which attaches to the wall, along with some fold-away seats, though if you do this just remember to keep enough floor space to be able to pull the table down and use it. If there are only two of you in your house, you could buy a small round table, similar to what you would expect to have at a French café, which will fit into a small area or corner.

● Custom cabinets: perfect for small kitchen and especially ones with sloping ceilings, are under stairs or have an odd shape. These are simply cabinets that are designed and built to utilise every inch of your kitchen space.

● Hang cooking utensils: things like pots and pans, as well as spoons and other cooking utensils can be hung up on the wall rather than taking up precious counter or draw space.


● Mirrored doors: though it might see pointless to have mirrors in the kitchen for them to get steamed as you cook, they actually do serve a good use. Adding mirrored doors to your kitchen cabinets reflects natural light and adds dimension to the room, creating the feeling that it is bigger than it actually is.

When you choose the colour and material
of your work surfaces, table, walls etc. keep in mind that light colours such
as white, greys and other neutral colours, as well as marble and natural
materials such as bamboo and wood, are all in style right now.  If you want to make more of an impact with
your kitchen then choose an accent colour, preferably something like to keep
your kitchen looking lighter and bigger. On the flip side, if you choose to go
dark, be bold and make it all dark, or use black and white for a dramatic
effect, these colour combinations are the biggest trends in kitchen
designs.  Remember, it is your kitchen so
don’t worry as much about design trends, choose the style that reflects your
personality.