Innovative Tips That Make Most Of Small Kitchen Spaces - Asian Paints


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Small kitchen

Kitchen design ideas

How to Design a Small Kitchen Space


Clean, clutter-free, absolutely creative, and compact—when it comes to imaginatively designed kitchens, size really doesn’t matter.

Anyone living in hyper metros that are big on dreams and woefully short on space would be familiar with matchbox homes and all the challenges that come with it—including those of designing that ideal modern kitchen. How can you possibly maximise kitchen storage space, efficiency, functionality in a small space and yet make a modern kitchen look good? Well, read on to get some small kitchen design ideas to help you plan well. It could be a kitchen renovation that’s been a long time coming, or working from the ground up to get yourself a brand-new modular kitchen design, your best bet is to drop by here, read up and then get started!

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This kitchen answers the question of how to maximise the minimum with seamless functionality, overhead storage and design.


The trick to an effective small kitchen design is smartly designed storage space. If you don’t have enough space to work with for that kitchen cabinet design you have set your heart on, or just the exact number of drawers you like, fret not. Just replace them with open wall shelves; they don’t take up floor space, add spaciousness to the kitchen and are quite cheap. Make sure you don’t overdo the number of the shelves or clutter them up and they are sure to look good. Put your fancy cookware and dishware on display and make your small modular kitchen look stylish, and welcoming.

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Storage space is the core of this kitchen with racks and open shelves to stock and showcase statement dishware.

You can do the same with pot racks as well. Install one over the counter. It is a good idea to tuck all your appliances in the designated cabinet space. This would help save countertop space and make your modern kitchen look neat. If you have space between your cabinet and ceiling, then use it as storage space. Consider wicker baskets to keep your lesser-used kitchen components. Do make sure you have a ladder (collapsible preferably) handy to access them.


The more windows there are in a small space, the bigger it looks and the less cramped it seems. Small kitchens are no different. Then, of course, there is the added advantage of windows ensuring more natural light, fresh air and better ventilation.

Opt for folding doors or glass doors in your small modular kitchen. Folding doors help create space while demarcating boundaries, and glass doors make the place look larger. Installing mirrors on the walls is also a great idea. A well-placed mirror not only bounces off the light to create an illusion of a larger space, but it also lends an art deco feel to the simple kitchen design.

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Wide windows and doors filter in natural light creating an illusion of a larger space.


When it comes to kitchen wall paint, there is no dearth of small kitchen design ideas to play with. The classic way to brighten a small modern kitchen space is, of course, failsafe white. Painting the walls, cabinets and shelves in this pristine shade gives your kitchen a neat and clean look. And you can always balance the whiteness of your modern modular kitchen interior with colourful cookware, dishware and accents. (insert img 04) {img 04 caption: A classic white look with just the right amount of ornamentation.} (Need Image) The flipside of all that white is the task to ensure the surfaces stay white. If the mere thought of vigorous cleaning days in your future is making you hesitate, then there is always the monochromatic theme to fall back on. It will lend your modern kitchen uniformity, soothe the eye and give the small kitchen design a larger and more inviting look. Add in some glossy finish to help bounce the light back into the room. If you are bold enough and have carefully planned lighting, go dark; black-painted cabinets will add an unmistakable modern vibe to the space. You can balance the dark with light-coloured kitchen wall paint and stainless-steel kitchen components. 

When it comes to the colour of tiles for a small kitchen interior, a neutral if brighter palette on a classic design will make the space look wider. You can use accessories that add up colours and simple geometric patterns without overwhelming the small kitchen design.

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Muted tiles give a signature look to this compact kitchen.
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This cozy kitchen is illuminated with pendant lights that radiate warmth and panache.


A good small kitchen interior design needs a lot of strategically placed task lighting. Whether you go for over-the-counter pendant lights or a luminous statement light, make sure it blends well with the design. If you are using glossy surfaces and mirrors, get creative with your lights too. The outcome is sure to be remarkable.


Last but not the least, practise minimalism when it comes to your kitchen components. Pare them down to just what you need and let others go. You will be surprised to see how letting go of stuff creates space. It’s a strict no for bulky hardware. If you have ample light in your kitchen interior or a windowsill, put in some plants—they’re great to bring in some positive vibes. In fact, consider planting your own herbs. It’s always fun to snip them fresh off the plant and use them in your cooking.

These simple kitchen design tips should certainly help you get a great-looking petite kitchen. But do remember, while these tips are certainly geared towards small kitchen design, they could apply to a kitchen of any size. Because no matter how much space you have, the right kitchen interior design always brings out the best in the space.

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A ray of sunlight caressing this green plant brings a positive aura to the kitchen.


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