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Must-Haves: Kitchen Designs That Maximise on Space

Make the most of every inch of your kitchen with clever storage and compact appliances
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 03-11-2021 08:30am

From penthouse pads to basement flats and country cottages, many homes face the challenge of kitting out a compact kitchen. Get it right however, and you’ll benefit from an easy-to-clean, easy-access area with no wasted space. The key lies in careful planning and design. We thus put together a list that is not only high on style but also maximise storage space.

Make use of space with this recessed system from the Schüller C collection. Anything from knife blocks, utensil and recipe holders to additional shelf units can be hooked into the wall panels which creates an instant display. From InHouse, the backboard starts at £113 per linear m, the knife holder is £100, and the accessories holder, £30.82

Schüller C collection, Credit: InHouse

A Record Cucine stainless steel multifunctional worktop that can be used for food prep or casual dining, this is part of what Hub Kitchens can offer in terms of bespoke designs. Kitchens start at £40,000

Record Cucine stainless steel multifunctional worktop, Credit: Hub Kitchens

The Architectural kitchen from Martin Moore is made from a mix of English Oak and hand-painted hardwood. The storage cupboards with bi-fold doors are ideal to keep crockery and small appliances out of sight. Kitchens start from £35,000

Architectural kitchen, Credit: Martin Moore

The Portland kitchen by Schmidt makes the most of every inch of your kitchen with plenty of space-saving solutions. They include Blum storage, pull-out shelves with insert drawers, modular cupboards of variable heights and widths. Prices start from £10,000

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Portland kitchen, Credit: Schmidt

Made from a mix of walnut and solid acrylic cabinetry, this bespoke kitchen by Woodstock Furniture incorporates a table wrapped around an island for informal family dining. Prices start from £30,000

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A table wrapped around an island, Credit: Woodstock Furniture

Create a distinct cooking zone in an open plan space with a drop-down kitchen. This way you can separate the different areas without making the room look smaller. The Modulnova Fly collection features white satin lacquer units with Grigio Cemento worktops and black lacquered steel splashback. Prices start at £25,000

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Modulnova Fly collection, Credit: DesignSpaceLondon

Make the most of a high ceiling by doubling up on wall cabinets. The Systemat collection by Laurence Pidgeon is shown here in Basalt Grey with colour-matched glass worktops, splashbacks and glass and chrome handles. Prices start from £20,000

Systemat collection, Credit: Laurence Pidgeon

Less is definitely more in a small space. Be selective when it comes to appliances, by looking for a combination microwave oven or combination model with steam. Part of the Neil Lerner kitchen design collection, this light pine laminate style is mixed with Lava grey shelving, with prices starting from £30,000

Neil Lerner kitchen design collection, Credit: Neil Lerner

Topos cabinetry by Leicht features the Dakar off-white concrete finish and is matched here with Topos natural oak wall units. The modular ‘on top’ shelving features integrated LED lamps which can be individually controlled remotely. Prices start at £15,000

Topos cabinetry and natural oak wall units, Credit: Leicht

Credit: Hayley Gilbert (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 238, February 2016. Prices mentioned are at the time of publication

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