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27 ways your small kitchen can flaunt palatial style

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Small kitchens. They are the bugbear of so many homeowners, but we don't see why as they can be some of the most stylish, well thought out and ingenious spaces around. Ask any kitchen planner and they'll tell you the same thing.

However, if you're still unsure how you can make a big splash and turn your small space into a luxury kitchen, read on as we have lots of incredible tips for you. We know that at least one of these will resonate and reinvigorate your love for your cooking space!

1. Add eye-catching racking to your walls for a fun display

2. Install a small island that is perfectly proportional with the floor space

3. Make sure you embrace a cohesive colour scheme

4. Think about a U-shaped layout to maximise cupboard potential

5. A minimalist approach will prevent space-draining clutter acquisition

scandinavian Kitchen by Baltic Design Shop
Baltic Design Shop

Minimalistische Eck-Küche

Baltic Design Shop

6. Remember that you can never have too much storage

7. Make the most of your natural light. It will make the room feel bigger!

8. Built-in spaces will keep the wider room feeling much larger and make for interesting design solutions

 Small kitchens by MILL-HOUSE

9. Add a little personality with a statement splashback

10. Rustic touches won't ever look out of place!

11. Treat your kitchen as you would any other room and try to be really creative with the décor

industrial Kitchen by Hirukistudio
Hirukistudio

BILBOHOMES

Hirukistudio

12. Don't be afraid to add some modern touches, like a coloured worktop

13. A small palette of materials will make for a very 'put together' look

14. Try your hand at a little DIY, such as an under-sink curtain

15. Retro styling always makes a big impact, even in a small space

16. If authentic vintage is more your scene, seek out antique cabinets, which are often quite small

17. Small spaces don't have to be luxury-free. Look at the marble here!

18. Keep ultimate practicality in mind or you'll have a small, useless spot

modern Kitchen by Idea Interior
Idea Interior

Cocina SEP-2015

Idea Interior

19. Bright colours absolutely have a place in a small kitchen. Just keep them fresh

modern Kitchen by Idea Interior
Idea Interior

Cocina SEP-2015

Idea Interior

20. Less can be more, especially in a bijou area

country Kitchen by Cottage Style / コテージスタイル
Cottage Style / コテージスタイル

オリジナルキッチンと薪ストーブを中心にした使いやすいキッチン

Cottage Style / コテージスタイル

21. Create colourful contrasts to pick out natural and artificial light

22. If you love more than one interior design style, try your hand at blending them. Modern and rustic partner really well

23. Industrial kitchens look great in small spaces as there's nowhere to hide

Brilliant Bethnal Green: industrial Kitchen by Propia
Propia

Brilliant Bethnal Green

Propia

24. Blackboard walls make fantastically practical and funky additions

scandinavian Kitchen by Анна Теклюк
Анна Теклюк

Кухня в скандинавском стиле

Анна Теклюк

25. Install under-cabinet lighting to create the illusion of more space and to help you see what you're doing!

26. Modern main light fixtures will always draw attention away from compact room proportions

27. There's nothing wrong with a classic feel. It can look just right in a small space!

For more kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 12 Sneaky Tricks To Update Your Fuddy-Duddy Kitchen.

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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