Plan small kitchen - with these tips, it succeeds optimally

Living space is often scarce - so small is often the kitchen too. How to get the maximum out of a small kitchen, and what to rely on when setting up, is described in detail in this article.

Minimize kitchen

Small kitchens are about spending as little space as possible on the kitchen unit. How much kitchen is needed?

First, plan with the essential equipment

  • Stove and oven
  • Sink and
  • fridge

Also, the refrigerator and the sink can be reduced to a reasonable level, especially in smaller households makes that usually no problem.

In small households it does not have to be a full dishwasher. A small two-person dishwasher is usually sufficient. Also, plan the work space you need.

Storage space as a measure

For the kitchen unit, you should use the required storage space as a minimum for your kitchen. When space is tight, you can also plan "up" by including floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets. As far as possible you should avoid that.

Your kitchenette should not be larger than the storage space you need. Bigger kitchens will not bring you any profit otherwise.

Optimize facility

Be careful when planning your facility. Take advantage of the available space as much as possible, but also ensure free space.

Foldable dining tables

A dining table should only be large enough to accommodate all the people who actually eat there at the same time. The correct dining table size reveals our contribution. Just click on the link.

In order to be able to accommodate more people, there are extendable tables. Conversely, you can also use foldable dining tables, where only one or both halves of the plate are folded up. If necessary, you can then fold down one, thus saving space.

In very small one-person kitchens, you may also be able to fall back on a wall folding table. As a solution, this is usually rather impractical.


A small bar or counter at the kitchen can also be a great way to save space. You can use them differently:

  • as a mini-workplace
  • as a breakfast or dining place
  • as additional storage
  • with compartments underneath as additional storage space

Multifunctional kitchens

Often a kitchen has to fulfill several functions - as an additional workplace or as a homework space for the children. In this case, you should make the dining table the central element of the kitchen and attach other furniture only very sparingly.

Under the table then rollable drawer elements or roll containers provide for stowing the necessary things, without being in the way. So the look of a small kitchen does not seem overloaded.

Extend small kitchen optically

Tile surfaces with large formats and very narrow joints allow you to create a continuous tile surface that visually stretches the space.

Narrow kitchens, on the other hand, should be widened visually with cross-sectioned rectangular tiles.

Tips & Tricks

Also, make sure you have good lighting, clear, simple lines and as little decoration as possible.

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