In the heart of London, where space is often at a premium, creating more kitchen space can feel like a pipedream. Yet, with some strategic planning and the right bespoke joinery solutions, it’s entirely achievable. Here at Shape London, we understand the challenges our clients face when it comes to kitchen storage. What’s more, we understand how to create beautiful, award-winning spaces that will stand the test of time. We’re so proud of our recent win at this year’s International Design & Architecture Awards, which saw The Marbello Kitchen win the ‘Kitchen Design Over £50,000′ category and we can’t wait to show some new clients how we could transform their homes.
Let’s explore some innovative ideas to make the most out of your kitchen space.
How We Suggest Making More Kitchen Space
One effective technique is to take cabinets all the way up to the ceiling, which we did in The Midsummer Kitchen. This simple yet impactful choice can dramatically increase your storage capacity. The additional shelving offers a perfect home for items that are used less frequently, ensuring they stay neatly tucked away until they’re needed. By utilising this vertical space, you’re making every inch of your kitchen work for you, ultimately providing more kitchen space.
Speaking of cabinets – don’t overlook the potential of awkward corners in your kitchen. These often underutilised spaces can be transformed with custom-made shelving, like in The Lunar Kitchen. By seamlessly integrating shelves into these corners, you not only maximise storage but also add a unique design element to your kitchen. This clever solution ensures that no space is wasted.
Another fantastic option to consider is the addition of a larder or pantry. This timeless feature not only adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen but also provides a dedicated space for storing non-perishables, crockery and appliances, as shown in the Signal House. By centralising these items, you free up valuable cabinet space for more frequently used items. A well-designed Llarder or pantry is a stylish solution for gaining more kitchen space while maintaining an organised and clutter-free environment.
What Else Can You Do?
Open shelving is a design trend that has the potential to offer significantly more kitchen space. Not only does it lend a modern and airy feel to your kitchen, but it’s also incredibly practical, as shown by the JT Residence. Displaying your most-used items on open shelves not only creates a visually appealing focal point but also ensures quick and easy access to recipe books and other things you often reach for. Plus, it encourages you to keep things organised and clutter-free, leading to a more functional and spacious-feeling kitchen.
In many homes, an island can be viewed as a hindrance rather than an asset. However, when approached with thoughtful design, it can become an excellent source of additional storage. Consider incorporating built-in cabinets or drawers into the island structure. These can house pots, pans and other kitchen essentials, freeing up space in your main cabinetry for other items. With the right design, an island can actually contribute significantly to creating more kitchen space. You can view more of our kitchen projects here.
Are You Ready To Transform Your Kitchen?
At Shape London, we specialise in crafting bespoke joinery solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether it’s taking cabinets to the ceiling, integrating a larder, incorporating open shelving or working with challenging corners, we have the expertise to transform your kitchen into a spacious and efficient culinary haven. Who knows? Maybe your home will be our next award-winning project!
Say goodbye to kitchen clutter and hello to a more functional, organised and inviting space. Contact us today and let’s work together to create more kitchen space in your London home. Fill in a contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see more of our work over on our Facebook and Instagram profiles.
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