Harbourside kitchen: country Kitchen by Tim Jasper

11 clever kitchen ideas you can copy

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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If you're feeling a little stuck for inspiration for what you can do with your kitchen, don't panic! We've found some amazing ideas and innovations that you simply need. 

Kitchen planners know that your space needs to be functional, easy to navigate and beautiful, so we've looked at what they really rate in terms of bespoke kitchen additions and brought them together in this Ideabook.

You may have never realised you needed some of these things, but now you won't be able to live without them!

1. Retractable cutting boards

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS: scandinavian Kitchen by Schmidt Palmers Green
Schmidt Palmers Green

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS

Schmidt Palmers Green

In a small kitchen any extra worktop is a valuable commodity, so these boards are absolutely fantastic. 

Talk about stealthy additions!

2. Shelf-mounted spice racks

minimalistic Kitchen by nordprodukt.de

Bill, Steckregal


What an amazing space-saving idea! Keep the spices you use the most to hand, but out of the way with these cute little metal racks.

3. Corner drawers

Harbourside kitchen: country Kitchen by Tim Jasper
Tim Jasper

Harbourside kitchen

Tim Jasper

Your kitchen corners are usually dead space as nothing really fits in there easily, but specialist drawers like this one make perfect sense. 

So handy for cutlery!

4. Wall-mounted utensil racks

eclectic Kitchen by Groegl Upcycling
Groegl Upcycling

Klemmleiste TIUBI

Groegl Upcycling

Why take up valuable drawer space and risk an overflow when you can hang your most used utensils on the wall, near your cooker? 

It makes perfect sense!

5. Smart cupboards

modern Kitchen by Schmidt Küchen
Schmidt Küchen

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Schmidt Küchen

Pull-out drawers in your under-sink cupboards will make keeping your cleaning products tidy and easy to access an absolute doddle. 

Storage in your storage!

6. Larder shelves

A narrow cabinet isn't a problem if you use it to install larder shelves. Talk about a place for everything and everything in its place!

7. Pull-out dining table

modern Kitchen by Atim Spa
Atim Spa


Atim Spa

You don't need a dining table taking up valuable space when it's not in use, so this idea is utterly genius!

What a great way to get extra value out of an island.

8. Bench seats

Around a dining table, bench seats not only look great, but also take up less space than singular chairs. 

They're also a good opportunity for bringing in an accent colour or pattern.

9. Extended worktop

modern Kitchen by HİSARİ DESIGN STUDIO



Don't put up with less worktop than you need when you could install an L-shaped island.

It's a little unusual, but oh so handy!

10. A compact dining table

If a pull-out tabletop isn't quite right for your aesthetic, a compact dining table would be a great investment. 

Just something with enough room for 4 people would be adequate.

11. Built-in shelves

We all have books, jars and bottles in abundance in our kitchens, so using dead wall space as shelving makes absolute sense, don't you think? 

Paint them to match other fixtures and they'll blend right in!

For brilliant kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Unnecessary Kitchen Clutter You Can Purge Today.

What have you added to your kitchen wish list?
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