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Small Kitchen Designs

As experts in small kitchen designs, Multiliving works on small kitchen projects regularly. We don’t let size keep you from having your bespoke, dream kitchen.

How Do You Design a Small Kitchen?

While we believe that each kitchen should be carefully, individually designed, there are certain common features that form the foundation of a great design. This is true for all kitchen layouts, but especially for small kitchens. When designing a small kitchen, the three most important elements to keep in mind are the colour, the flooring, and how to make the space look bigger.

The Colour – Are there certain colour schemes to make a room feel bigger or smaller? Of course! When picking paint colours for a small kitchen, keep it light and airy. Using white on the walls and on the furniture is a great way to reflect any natural light. You should also stick to neutral tones as much as possible, as these won’t attract attention too much. Another thing to avoid is a dark finish on the cabinets. While this can create a dramatic effect in some spaces, it only darkens a small kitchen, making it feel tighter. In general, aim for little contrast between the colours you choose, since stark differences will only overpower the room.

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The Flooring – Flooring is another essential consideration in small kitchen designs. Generally, when you use patterns on flooring it can look cluttered. If used wisely, however, some patterns like large diamonds or chevrons elongate the room, making it appear wider than it actually is. If you use patterned flooring, though, keep your colour scheme at a low contrast as we mentioned above. The last thing you want is for the space to feel overwhelming.


Make it Look Bigger – The goal of any small kitchen design is typically making the space look bigger. Or at least streamlining the features so they don’t overwhelm. This can be done with regard to colour scheme and flooring as we mentioned, but there are a few other things to keep in mind as well. For instance, let in as much natural lighting as you can. Small kitchens always appear bigger when there’s tons of light flooding in. Another way to open up your small kitchen is by replacing the cabinet doors with glass-panelled doors. Seeing into the cabinets like this helps create that light, airy feeling you’re after in small kitchen design.


            At Multiliving we believe everyone deserves to live in their dream home and it's our aim to help make this happen. We design beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and living room furniture made by Scavolini, Italy’s leading kitchen manufacturer, who are fast becoming the world’s number one!

What is the Best Way to Build a Small Kitchen?

It’s one thing to know the basics of small kitchen design – it’s another entirely to carry it out. Fortunately, with our custom-designed Scavolini kitchens, small spaces pose no problems for the team at Multiliving. When it comes to your kitchen design, we won’t just advise you on the furniture. We’ll create an inclusive design plan that addresses all features of your small kitchen.

We’ll create a neutral colour scheme for your kitchen, or design around one you already have. We can also guide you on the best flooring options to match your new kitchen furniture. Our bespoke kitchen installations are the centrepiece of our business, but they’re certainly not our limit. A comprehensive, individualised kitchen design is our primary aim for each client, especially for small kitchens.

For these reasons, we acknowledge that the best way to build a small kitchen is by focusing on an encompassing design plan. If your goal is to maximise space then you must do so with regard to all features of the kitchen, not just the cabinets, the flooring, the appliances, or countertops alone. Multiliving will provide you with a holistic design plan that reflects your tastes and preferences. We take pride in producing refined kitchens of every size.

Grand Designs Live
in London

4th-12th May 2019
from 10am

Siemens Cookery Demonstration
Jester Festival

6th July 2019
from 10am

100 Per 100
with Chef Aldo Zilli

24th January 2019
from 6pm

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