Products from IKEA for a small kitchen area are a real salvation for those who dream of creating a comfortable and beautiful place for cooking and eating, using space rationally.
Following are helpful findings and ideas of designers that will simplify your life and save space.
Take a critical look at your kitchen: are your high-backed chairs taking up too much space? Use a clever trick and replace them with stools. The backless seats can be easily removed under the table; they will not clutter the room and make the kitchen visually spacious.
Choose KYRRE stools if you like precise shapes, simplicity, and natural wood, which gives the kitchen a cozy atmosphere. For convenience, add cushions to the seats, and if you want exclusivity, paint them in any color. The price of the product is only 17.67 USD.
2. Roof rails
One of the best solutions for small kitchens is to use the walls without cluttering the countertop. If you place items on the rails, everything you need is always at hand, and the work surface is accessible.
A beautiful and inexpensive device is the KNOPPÄNG railing made of birch and steel. Looks environmentally friendly and is not only suitable for kitchens. It may be completed with textile pockets, hooks, and shelves—cost 17.68 USD.
Mini racks on wheels are an excellent replacement for multi-tiered shelves or trays in a small cart SUNNERSTA for 35.50 USD. You can put cereals, appliances, bottles and roll them into a narrow empty corner – after all, in a small kitchen, every centimeter counts.
Where do you store your cutlery? If they sit in the dryer, representing a scattered “bunch” of forks and spoons, you spend more time looking for the correct item. Also, open storage of kitchen utensils makes the room congested, and the usable space on the countertop decreases.
It is much more convenient to arrange the devices into compartments by purchasing trays specially designed for this. The cheapest MAXIMERA costs 28.67 USD, but this does not make it less functional.
5. Folding table
A great way to save space in a small kitchen is to install a table mounted on the wall and, when folded, turns into a shelf for small items. NORBERG is convenient for a family of two; the tabletop size is 74×60 cm, the cost is 54.69 USD. It can be unfolded during meals and folded down to move more freely around the kitchen while cooking.
Perhaps you have never taken such products seriously, but they have long been successfully used in interiors with a Scandinavian and eco-oriented focus. The KNAGGLIG box is made of natural wood, and it is pretty roomy (size 46x31x25 cm) and inexpensive – 10.91 USD.
Take a look at your kitchen – how much space is still out? Suppose the top of the refrigerator or wall cabinets is empty. In that case, it’s time to decorate them with a couple of wooden boxes, removing items or small household appliances that are not in demand every day. Imagine how many things can fit there.
7. Laconic curtains
If your window is decorated with fabric curtains or even transparent tulle, but multi-tiered and with lambrequins, you reduce the amount of natural light entering the kitchen and make it more cluttered. For these reasons, the room seems even cramped. Empty the window opening, and you will immediately feel that the kitchen looks more spacious.
Complete Window Blinds SANDVEDEL (16.37 USD.)
Or Roman blinds RINGBLUMMA (17.73 USD.), Which are exposed to public view and dim the lights if necessary, look concise and stylish.
8. Containers and shelf insert
There is not enough storage space – use the doors of the floor units and their sidewalls. For this, IKEA has created a whole series of VARIERA accessories: a retractable container (8.18 USD), a trash can (2.72 USD), and a multi-functional container (2.03 USD), where bags are usually stored. With these items, you can reorganize the space under the sink.
The IKEA assortment includes a lot of helpful furniture and fixtures that are created specifically for small kitchens.