Interior Design Themes for Small Kitchensby Business Listings Editor
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Kitchen renovations have always been a popular home improvement project for many homeowners, including among HDB flat owners in Singapore who are constantly looking for ways to innovate and maximise the small space of their kitchen.
This year, popular interior design themes for kitchen are all about functionality with a dash of flair and drama. Limited space need not stop you from having a kitchen that meets both your functional and creative needs.
Let’s take a look at some of the more popular kitchen interior themes this year that are specially designed for small and tight spaces such as the HDB flats in Singapore.
A Touch of Colour
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While there are some style points that must be considered when designing a small space, including the use of light and solid colours on walls and cabinets, a touch of bold colour is one way to enliven up the place.
This year, eye-catching designs and bold colours on countertops and backsplashes are quite in-demand among flat owners planning on kitchen remodelling. Popular choices include turquoise, red, lime and gemstones colours.
Another way to add a hint of colour to the kitchen without overwhelming the tiny space is to put bright accents on the kitchen cabinet handles or even put unique and eye-catching design on the cabinet itself.
A Functional Style
Consider installing open storage shelves instead of overhead kitchen cabinets in a very tight and limited space. Although cabinets are more ideal for storage, open shelves are less overwhelming or heavy to look at. These shelves serve as a dual purpose, as a statement piece and for easy storage and access to your kitchen tools and utensils.
Despite the space constraint, a coveted interior design like a kitchen island in a HDB flat, which is typically long hallways type and can be a challenge to decorate, is gaining more grounds this year.
But really, it’s all a matter of clever planning with the help of a professional interior designer in Singapore.
A Smart Storage Solution
The kitchen sharing space with the laundry area is pretty common in an HDB flat. This is done to maximise every bit of square metre in your home area. It is also one of the primary reasons why choosing the right functional features in your kitchen, including smart storage solutions is very critical.
Some kitchen storage solutions to consider when remodelling your HDB condo in Singapore:
slide out or revolving shelves for dishes, glasses and cutlery
door mounted storage for condiments and other stuff
dish drying rack directly above the sink
built-in drain rack for dishes under the sink or a pot rack above the sink