Tiny house and micro-apartment owners across the world are looking for new solutions to make their small homes more functional. One of the areas that is often ignored in terms of space-saving design is the kitchen, but there are many ways to make efficient use of a small space here as well. From multi-tasking furniture such as kitchen islands and stools to counter stools and other seating options, we explore several creative examples of modern kitchen spaces that utilize smart furniture designs to save on floor space yet still provide ample storage.
A space-saving table can be one of the most efficient ways to increase kitchen efficiency, with a variety of different folding components. The iconic drop leaf table dates back to 16th century England and allows users to expand the size of their kitchen by simply folding up one or more of the tables’ ‘leaves.’ Other examples include dining tables with nested chairs or ottomans, increasing storage space while eliminating the space taken up by regular chairs. With these products, users have confidence knowing that their home will always have an appropriate space for entertaining guests and hosting family dinners.
Need more space to keep your kitchen tools and utensils? A creative way to save space is by installing overhead cabinets. By using the walls and ceiling, designers can conserve essential storage space on countertops and in cabinets. Hanging plants, magnetic knife racks and pot racks are just some of the commonly used items that rely on overhead storage. If you have limited floor space and want to keep your kitchen organized, consider adding retractable or sheathed overhead cabinets.
When it comes to kitchen furniture, the versatility of transforms is not just a fad. It’s a practical solution to the perennial problem of not enough space. Transformable or transformable-style kitchen furniture allows you to conserve space on standard cabinets or shelving units by transforming them into multiple and sometimes even unique functions.
No matter the configuration of a kitchen, the drawer has always been indispensable in storing a variety of tools, spices, or utensils. The drawer organizer is an effective storage solution for many kitchen tools and at lower costs than most fancier options. These organizers provide limitless options for how to organize your tools within the drawer to maximize efficiency and accessibility.
Kitchen spaces are often thought of as small and inconvenient due to their size. However, with the use of a variety of furniture typologies, the small kitchen is able to function just as well as a large one. From space-saving tables to improved multi-functional storage and everything in between, the small kitchen is no longer an inconvenience but another way to enjoy a regular-sized kitchen from a smaller space.