November 1, 2023

Maximising Space

Believe a compact kitchen means compromising on style? Here we talk all about how Rowe Granite can help you.

As most UK residents now live in cities, they are giving up space for the attraction of urban living.

We are unable to create additional space. However, we can provide you with tips to maximise the potential of your small spaces and enhance their aesthetic appeal.


Here’s a straightforward yet impactful tip, especially for those seeking extra storage.

Clutter often makes kitchens feel confined and closed in. Even spacious kitchens can feel limited if they’re disorganised. Thus, strategic storage is key. Thankfully, there’s an array of ingenious storage solutions tailored for limited spaces.

Simple additions like drawer separators, specialised cutlery trays, or pull-out pantry shelves can effectively declutter and organise. For more substantial items, consider maximising your vertical space. Installing a few hooks near your stove ensures pots and pans are easily accessible without hogging cabinet space.

For bulkier kitchen essentials, a corner unit in your cabinet is a game-changer. This type of cupboard can store many things. It makes them easy to reach.

Small Appliances

When you have a small kitchen, it’s important to make sure everything fits properly.

For those who can’t begin their day without a caffeine kick, compact coffee machines are ideal. A built in Coffee machine is a great solution to this.

While many in the UK cherish their tea-time, did you realise you could enjoy it without a traditional kettle? Try a hot water tap to streamline your space.

Bound to become a kitchen essential, providing instant boiled water not just for your teas but for cooking too. These taps save energy and provide instant hot water, making it quicker to prepare tea or coffee.

In petite kitchens, multifunctional appliances become invaluable. If you can procure gadgets that perform multiple tasks, you’re essentially conserving valuable space. Consider a food processor: it’s a compact tool, yet it can chop, blend, mix, and more.

The item has multiple uses. It is typically compact enough to fit in a cabinet or drawer. This is especially beneficial for small kitchens.


Colour selection is pivotal in determining the perceived size of your space. Colour is important in kitchen design, especially in smaller kitchens.

A proven strategy to give the illusion of expanded space is to employ vibrant colour combinations. Adopting this approach not only infuses personality into your space but also magnificently creates an expanded ambiance.

Using black and white colours in your kitchen can make it look modern and elegant. Lighter shades make the ceiling look higher, while darker shades add depth to the room.

If your goal is to truly illuminate your kitchen, consider embracing the charm of a vibrant, modern farmhouse design. Achieve this by juxtaposing light tiles with copper elements and integrating as many wooden touches as possible.

Crucially, ensure your kitchen lighting complements your design. A poorly lit space can seem more confined due to increased shadowing. Consider installing bright pendant lights or LED strips beneath your cabinets to significantly enhance the overall luminosity.

Fixed Spaces

Space is always available for innovative storage solutions, particularly in compact kitchen configurations! Have you considered the area beneath your sink for an extra drawer?

People commonly use this space to store plastic bags and cleaning products. However, you can also use it as a drawer or rack to organise your kitchen.

Eager to revamp your petite kitchen? Or perhaps you’re keen on exploring new design concepts? No matter your preferred style, we are sure to have something that suits you.

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Rowe Granite are here to assist you with design, colours, and tips for making your kitchen the standout feature of your home. Contact Rowe Granite and allow us to create your dream kitchen.

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