Small kitchen spaces are becoming increasingly common, especially amongst inner-city dwellers. Making the most of the space and investing in the right appliance can mean the difference between a well organised and efficient kitchen and one that is overcrowded and unused. Here are our top five tips for making the most of small spaces.
- Invest in multi-function appliances. The all-in-one KitchenAid Cook Processor can boil, fry, steam, stew, kneed, chop, mince, puree, mix, emulsify, whip and stir all at the touch of a button. While it might seem like a significant investment at the outset, this power packed machine eliminates the need for a cupboard full of expensive pots and pans and can turn cooking into an effortless and stress free experience.
- Stick with neutral colours. Classic black, white, cream and stainless steel never go out of style and can be incorporated into most kitchen colour palettes. Sticking with neutrals is a great choice if you’re renting.
- Buy a key appliance that you can add attachments to. The classic KitchenAid Stand Mixer comes standard with a flat beater, dough hook and wire whisk. Unscrew the cap on the Power Hub and open up a whole world of food prep possibilities. From the Food Processor Attachment to the Pasta Roller, Juice & Sauce Attachment and Ice Cream Bowl this is one machine that has all your cooking needs covered. As an added bonus, it also looks beautiful on the bench top!
- Think about what and how you cook and buy according to your needs. Don’t make rush decisions when buying appliances. Do your research and consider what you’re going to be using on a regular basis. Appliances can be a significant investment and are designed to last. There’s nothing more frustrating than investing in an appliance only to use it once, then pack it away never to see the light of day again.
- Look for appliances that offer smart storage solutions. The KitchenAid Deluxe Hand Blender has been designed to power through any culinary task, be it blending, mincing, chopping, whipping, pureeing or frothing. It’s perfect for small jobs that require quick, smooth and uniform results. Best of all, all the attachments fit snugly into a space-efficient storage case – no more rummaging through drawers to find the piece you’re after!
So don’t look at a small kitchen as a hindrance to your creativity. A few smart choices and a little research will save you time, money and frustration in the long term.