Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes

The shape and size of your kitchen may depend on many factors, such as the age of your property, the previous owners choices in terms of the paint colour, worktops, cabinets etc. and the flooring type; tiles, vinyl, wood etc.

It can be difficult to imagine the best way to utilise your space for efficiency, however, there are many easy ways to maximise on space in your kitchen.

We’ve compiled some top tips on what you can do in your kitchen to utilise your space in a more efficient way.

Top Tips


Light coloured flooring – wood, tiles or laminate can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of space. Lighter colours can often make areas look bigger than they are and create the illusion of more space.

Shelf Risers

Shelf Risers, can easily double the surface area on counters, in cabinets or in any open shelving area. Adding shelf risers to your kitchen will give you so much more space to store items, whilst keeping a clean and tidy look, keeping your kitchen space, clutter free.

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Wall Mounted Storage

You could install a narrow shelf, hang a rail on it, get a magnetic knife block or add some hooks for utensils. As well as creating space, wall mounted storage, also adds style and character to a kitchen.

Pullout Pantry

If you don’t have space for a full-size pantry, why not install a pullout pantry? It can be installed in the thinnest of spaces, and your items remain easily accessible.

Under Cabinet Lights

Having good lighting makes a space feel and look bigger and brighter. By installing accent cabinet lighting your kitchen will appear larger whilst also making more use of the counter-tops without having to have lamps or other lighting cluttering up vital space.

Tall Cabinets

Extend your cabinets up to the ceiling to get more storage, this is a really great way to utilise otherwise wasted space, also eliminating the ‘dust trap gap’ between the top of the cupboard and the ceiling that you would get with regular sized cabinets.

 A splash of Paint

Light and neutral tones can really open a space up. Try painting your kitchen a light neutral colour and then adding splashes of your favourite colours in the accessories, and appliances.

We hope you have enjoyed our compilation of top tips on how to utilise your kitchen space. Look out for more great ideas, check back here regularly for more.