Small Kitchen, Big Style: How To Maximize Space and Functionality?

Small Kitchen, Big Style: How To Maximize Space and Functionality?

The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most important spaces within a home. No matter the size of the home or the kind of property it is, the kitchen is an essential component within any space. When it comes to a small kitchen space, you need to do more with less. Making the most of a small kitchen space is all about the right design and plan. The right design and plan can help maximize the space and create a stylish kitchen space that might even be the showstopper of the property. 

Being the cooking hub of the home, kitchens can also get messy quite easily. And, a space that is prone to get messy needs to be well planned. The right design makes for the perfect kitchen layout with great functionality. As one of the most used spaces within a house, kitchen design is something that needs keen attention. With the right details and design, you can create a perfect kitchen layout, even in a small kitchen space. 

In the next part of this blog, we will look into some incredible design ideas that will help maximize the space and functionality of a small kitchen. There are various ways to create and maximize space within a small kitchen. With the right ideas, you don't just go big on space, but you also go big on style and functionality. So, let's read on to find out how you can make the most of a small kitchen space. 

Design Ideas To Maximize Kitchen Space

With modern-day matchbox homes and constricted living spaces in cities like Bangalore, the space left for kitchens is quite limited within homes. Even the ideal modern kitchen often features limited floor area, leading us to think about creative ways to increase the space, efficiency and functionality of kitchens. Being one of the most frequented areas in a home, you indeed need some creative and innovative ideas to maximize kitchen space. 

At Asense Interiors, we try to create the most comfortable and functional living spaces. Here are some incredible ideas from our expert interior designers in Bangalore who have created some stunning kitchen interior design that go big on style and functionality. 

Smart Storage Spaces

When it comes to maximizing kitchen spaces, the first thing you need to pay attention towards is - storage spaces. Modular kitchen interior design play with storage spaces to create highly functional and efficient kitchens. Designing storage spaces smartly can significantly increase space in the kitchen while enhancing functionality and efficiency. 

Savvy storage spaces like floor-to-wall cabinets enhance the space and style of a kitchen. It makes the space more functional, adding more storage options, even in a small kitchen. These storage options work way better than traditional countertops when it comes to kitchens with limited floor area. The right choice of cabinet space can also go a long way in enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of a small kitchen. 

Cabinet spaces like pull-out drawers and lazy susans, as well as other cabinet organizers, can be effective in maximizing storage space. Such cabinetry also makes everything in the kitchen more easily accessible, enhancing the efficiency of the space. You can also utilize the space above the cabinets to enhance the style of the space. Decorative baskets, plants and small boxes can be added to act as storage as well as enhance the aesthetics of the space.

Multifunctional Furniture

The use of multifunctional furniture like a kitchen island with built-in storage also helps maximize space while enhancing the aesthetics of the space. A kitchen island can also serve a range of purposes acting as a space to organize items, prepare ingredients as well as act as a workspace or dining area. It can also be a great storage solution when you choose a kitchen island with drawers, shelves or built-in cabinets, enhancing its functionality. 

You can also make use of foldable furniture like a foldable table which can be put away when not in use. Not just that, you can also add flexible seating options for the dining area, if your kitchen island also serves as the dining space or serving area. It can help you increase convenience and accessibility while making the most of the space during day-to-day usage or even when you have guests at home. 

This kitchen design created by our team of interior designers in Bangalore is a perfect example of how you can make the most of the space with the help of multifunctional furniture and flexible seating options. Take a glimpse of the entire property in Whitefield designed by Asense Interiors.   

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Lighting And Colour 

Lighting and colour play major roles in enhancing the aesthetics of any space. Not just that, the right kind of lighting and the right palettes can also make a space look bigger. When it comes to a small kitchen space, the right kind of lighting can make it appear to be bigger to the naked eye. Along with appropriate lighting units, you can also make use of outdoor lighting through windows to enhance the appeal of the kitchen space. 

Firstly, you need to make use of natural light to make the kitchen space look bigger. Keeping windows unobstructed with a clear flow of light can do great justice to a small kitchen space. You can also make use of sheer curtains or blinds that allow plenty of light to come in. Along with that, you must also use the right kind of lighting units. Task lighting like under-cabinet lighting and pendant lights over the workspace or kitchen island can help maximize the appearance of the space and also offer focused and functional lighting. 

This dual-coloured modular kitchen design created by Asense Interiors showcases how natural light along with appropriate lighting setup can make for an aesthetic and functional kitchen space even within with limited area. This property in Whitefield showcases one of the finest modular kitchen design ideas with a high gloss finish that gives it a vogue appeal, complementing it with the overall home design. Even though the space is small, our interior designers in Bangalore designed it to accommodate the complete kitchen setup. From the modern crockery unit to the beautiful black cooktop, the cooking area has been created to offer ample space for all kitchen items.


The next essential aspect of small kitchen designs is the colour. Choosing light palettes and neutral shades for kitchens with small spaces helps make the space look bigger and brighter. Colours like white, beige and light blue are some of the ideal options for such kitchen spaces that make the space look bigger and more pleasant. To create variations and add vigour to the space, you can also blend in some bold colours for the backsplash, which can go all the way up to the ceiling,  emphasizing the height of the space. 

This kitchen design created by Asense Interiors features neutral and light palettes like beige and white, blended with a bold blue colour spread across the high-gloss lacquered cabinetry, giving the space a unique and modern appeal. Check out the entire interior design of the property in CV Raman Nagar

Additional Tips To Maximize the Style And Space Of Small Kitchens

While the above ideas are fundamentals of maximizing space and functionality in a small kitchen space, there are a lot of other things that you can do to make the most of a small kitchen space. Here are some essential and effective tips that you can keep in mind when trying to design your kitchen space. Small or big, these tips will help you create the perfect cooking haven, with maximum efficiency and functionality. 

  • Use multifunctional appliances that can serve more than one purpose within a kitchen space. 
  • Make use of mirrors to enhance the appeal of the space and make it appear bigger. Lights play a crucial role and the addition of reflective glasses can also make the space look bigger. 
  • You can also install a backsplash to add vigour to the space. 
  • Add a statement piece to the kitchen area. Just like installing a backsplash, a bright worktop or even pendant lighting can serve as a focal point to enhance the appeal of the space. 
  • You can also opt for open shelves and various other vertical storage options. Our team of interior designers in Bangalore can offer you some incredible kitchen interior design models to maximize space and functionality. 
  • Just as we saw above, high-gloss lacquered cabinetry can greatly enhance the aesthetics of any kitchen space. Reflective surfaces like these help bounce the light, making the space appear bigger and brighter. 

    Last but not the least, along with all the ideas listed above you need the best experts to help you maximize the style and space of a small kitchen designs. This is when you need the best interior designers in Bangalore. Be it parallel kitchen design ideas or the perfect modular kitchen interior design ideas, at Asense, we strive to make the most of your space through innovation, creativity and modern interior design excellence. To create the perfect kitchen in your home, get in touch with our team now! 

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