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5 Ways to Achieve Clever Use of Space in a Traditional Kitchen

Mar 21, 2023

Traditional kitchen designs offer numerous ways to amplify space, even in small kitchens. We’ve provided a few tips to help you get the most out of your design, while maintaining its character and charm.

Utilise Vertical Space

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, making the most of your vertical space is crucial. By installing cupboards that extend up to the ceiling, you can help to maximise storage space with ease. Adding storage boxes, shelving and other solutions can also help to keep things easily accessible and organised.

Stick to a Light Colour Palette

Light (or neutral) colour palettes are very popular in traditional kitchen designs, including benchtops and cabinetry. Sticking to lighter colours helps to create an instant feeling of spaciousness. If you’d like to bring more colour and vibrancy into your kitchen, you can then do this through accessories, hardware and other finishes.

Choose Multi-Purpose Furniture

There has been a shift in the last few years in custom kitchen design towards the creation of multi-purpose spaces. Multi-purpose furniture will allow you to create more opportunities for space and connection within your traditional kitchen design. This includes things like storage in your island bench and a dining area that can double as a home office or homework station.

Consider Open Shelving

Many traditional kitchen designs make use of open shelving. When done correctly, open shelving can create the instant illusion of more space. Doing away with upper cabinetry and having more wall space can also help to make the kitchen feel like more of an extension of the living area.
Open shelving is also a great way to help you keep your clutter under control, while being able to show off your dishes and glassware instead of keeping them hidden behind closed doors.

Invest in Built-In Appliances

Built-in and integrated appliances are designed to create a streamlined appearance. They take up room that would have been used by cabinetry, making them highly effective in smaller kitchens where surface area is limited. Integrated appliances also allow you to maintain the design aesthetic of your traditional kitchen, creating beautiful consistency.

Design & Build your Dream Traditional Kitchen

Have you been dreaming of the perfect traditional kitchen design for your home? As the specialist in kitchen renovations, our Flexi team can help you bring your ideas to life. Our custom kitchens have added value and character to homes all across Perth, with so many more on the horizon.

You can take a look at our traditional kitchen designs (and our modern kitchens) at our online gallery, with plenty of inspiration on offer. If you’d like to see our designs up close, our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree are a must-visit, too.

Our recent renovation projects in Floreat, Subiaco and Dalkeith will also give you a good idea of the breadth of the transformation we can bring to your home.

Feeling excited about all the possibilities? We’d love to talk to you about where you can go from here. Contact our team today to get started!

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