How to Fit Everything You Need in a Small Kitchenette

Everything You Need to Know

It’s all too easy to assume that you need a big kitchen if you are going to fit all of your essentials, but that doesn’t have to be the case! As our nifty kitchenettes show, great things can absolutely come in small packages! You can get even more out of them too, from adding a kitchen worktop extension to installing shelving.

Assess Your Needs

Before diving into the design of your kitchenette, take a moment to think about your needs. Consider your cooking habits, storage needs and what appliances are essential for you. Here at Elfin Kitchens, we have a range of kitchenettes for you to choose from, each with their own unique benefits. They include:

  • Entry (1000mm – 1200mm): This standalone compact kitchen is our most simple and streamlined model, with cooking, refrigeration and storage all included in a cost-effective design. Perfect for those on a budget.
  • Economy (1000mm – 1500mm): These kitchenettes have everything you get with the Entry range, with the addition of a discreet solo microwave and tap. Ideal for those looking for a model that can cater to a broader range of needs.
  • Economy Plus (1000mm): This model offers a sleek microwave/combi that will be on full display with a handy storage drawer sitting just below. This is a kitchenette that packs a real punch at a price that you will love!
  • Premium (900mm – 1800mm): This range has something for everyone, with the greatest number of sizes and appliances. You can customise it to suit your exact needs, giving you total control over the final design.
  • Designline (1000mm – 1800mm): the newest kitchenette in our range, this model is our most stylish option with the addition of a high-quality Egger Laminate worktop in a choice of 3 finishes. There’s a layout to suit every kind of cooking preference.

Expand Your Worktop Space

If you want to add that little bit of extra worktop space to your kitchenette, then you’ll love our worktop extensions. They are just 600mm deep – the same as all of our compact kitchens. They are only 30mm thick, meaning your washing machine or other appliances can easily slot underneath. You could also add a bar stool and turn it into a breakfast bar! It makes your kitchen just that little bit more versatile, giving you total freedom in how you use it.

Make the Most of Your Vertical Space

When floor space is limited, think vertical. Install shelves or wall-mounted racks to store your pots, pans and utensils. Magnetic knife strips are excellent for keeping knives within reach without cluttering up your countertop. You are able to add cabinets to our kitchenettes, so you can enjoy some extra cupboard space and keep the area tidy.

Smart Storage Solutions

Clever storage solutions are game changers in small kitchenettes. Drawer organisers and racks for your cupboards all help you to make the most of the space that you have and prevent mess from overtaking your kitchen. Alternatively, you could store something like a kitchen trolley under a worktop extension.

We’re Here to Help

Creating a functional and stylish kitchenette in a small space doesn’t have to be hard! If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us and we would love to help.