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19 awkwardly shaped kitchens that work in small homes

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Small, boxed in or even oddly shaped, kitchens have a natural ability to adapt to the space they have to work with, and today we'll show you some corkers that have done just that!

It really is testament to the talents of kitchen planners out there that they can create beautifully functional, bespoke kitchens regardless of floor plans or available space. Let's marvel at some of the more challenging installations that we've come across…

1. Tight corners aren't a problem, with super slim cabinets!

modern Kitchen by Traber Obras
Traber Obras

​Reforma integral de vivienda en barrio de Chueca de Madrid por Traber Obras.

Traber Obras

2. A sloping roof is easy to handle with bespoke cabinets

3. When you only have a slice of wall available, it's all about maximum storage and super slim profiles.

Geometry: modern Kitchen by Pixers
Pixers

Geometry

Pixers

4. Corners can be dealt with simply if you're fluid with how you angle your worktop

Hillside Farm Kitchen Two: modern Kitchen by DUA Architecture LLP
DUA Architecture LLP

Hillside Farm Kitchen Two

DUA Architecture LLP

5. Curved surfaces will make the most of even a tiny space

6. A central island (even a small one) will help to add sensible pathways

7. When structural items, such as roof beams, interfere, just make them a feature for hanging pans from

8. Immovable columns can be navigated if you use a long and lean approach to countertops

Oliver's Wharf: industrial Kitchen by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Oliver's Wharf

Will Eckersley

9. With a super small space, adding functionality up high is a great solution to storage issues

Peponi House : tropical Kitchen by STUDIO [D] TALE
STUDIO [D] TALE

Peponi House

STUDIO [D] TALE

10. A jutting worktop can become a feature in its own right when you simply can't do without the surface area

Manhattan Micro-Loft: modern Kitchen by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Manhattan Micro-Loft

Specht Architects

11. Narrow spaces and sliding doors are perfect partners, as they work together to make the space seem far larger

12. Small appliances will help to maximise the potential of a small, U-shaped kitchen

​Hardvendel Design: modern Kitchen by Hardvendel Design
Hardvendel Design

​Hardvendel Design

Hardvendel Design

13. Open plan rooms often force kitchens into tight corners, but symbiotic styling will help you draw storage into the main room seamlessly

Denver Street Lot 7: modern Kitchen by Uptic Studios
Uptic Studios

Denver Street Lot 7

Uptic Studios

14. When you have an awkward kitchen, go with it! Even make a feature of it with a bright accent wall

MR & MRS BENNETT'S KITCHEN: modern Kitchen by Diane Berry Kitchens
Diane Berry Kitchens

MR & MRS BENNETT'S KITCHEN

Diane Berry Kitchens

15. Stick to what you absolutely need and nothing more to make even a super small or awkward space entirely fit for purpose

16. Galley style kitchens work well in narrow space, but a U-shape will offer far more storage, especially in a bizarrely shaped room

Loft Conversion, Sheen SW14: modern Kitchen by TOTUS
TOTUS

Loft Conversion, Sheen SW14

TOTUS

17. Though this is a big room, the shape doesn't offer easy installation. We love this mix and match approach, which has made it work

Country House in Tenterden: country Kitchen by Bandon Interior Design
Bandon Interior Design

Country House in Tenterden

Bandon Interior Design

18. With stairs and a sloping ceiling to contend with, a pared back style of kitchen is the right choice

Broadhinton Road: modern Kitchen by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Broadhinton Road

Will Eckersley

19. Low ceilings mean no top cupboards! You can't say this space has lost style points either, can you?

Les Prevosts Farm: rustic Kitchen by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Les Prevosts Farm

CCD Architects

For more kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 Sneaky Ways To Hugely Improve Your Small Kitchen.

Are you seeing any new potential in your kitchen?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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