How to plan and manage small kitchens

A properly designed small kitchen is aimed to have minimum mess and maximum efficiency. When planning a kitchen, take a good look at your existing and anticipated storage needs first. What you want is exactly what you get designed, so first have a clear view of your priorities and needs. Your kitchen is a highly utilized space and therefore it had to be functional for you.

Few important aspects that have to be considered are:

Always open up the space visually, don’t have the cramped or dark kitchens which will carry negative energy.

Use more of glass that will make your kitchen look brighter and big. Your kitchen should have natural lighting as it will generate positive energy.

Always have open kitchens or connect your kitchen with dining or living rooms. Kitchen has to be integrated with these rooms and not kept as a room standing aloof.

Plan your kitchen well. Try and keep clutter free counter tops. And to achieve that you need to optimize and customise your kitchen for each and everything.

Your storage has to be well planned, well designed and well organised in order to have a clutter free working space. It is very important that we provide adequate and appropriate storage for appliances, cookware and crockery, pantry items, etc.

Cooking and cleaning go hand in hand and hence you should be able to move around together and have appropriate and accessible storage. You can have a large island in the centre or a customised storage piece in the corner as per the space availability.

Your kitchen should have a designated spot for every item like pots, pans, spoons, small and big utensils, oil and masala shelves, etc. Dedicated and organised shelves will save you all the trouble of keeping and finding things.

This is how you can have a clutter free, illuminated, open and spacy, though small yet a well organised kitchen.