Clever ideas to maximize compact kitchens
Clever ideas to maximise compact kitchens

 

The kitchen may be the busiest place of all the areas in your home. It’s the home’s epicenter of activity, whether you’re whipping up daily meals or hosting big gatherings. That said, it’s one of the toughest places to keep clean — especially if you have limited space.

 

However, keeping your kitchen spic and span is only a matter of working with what you have. You might not expect it, but the solution to your kitchen woes all boils down to one thing: space. In fact, with the right design ideas and space-saving appliances, it does not matter what size your kitchen is. Manage your cramped kitchen and create more functional space by considering these neat tricks:

 

1.    Take advantage of your wall space


For small kitchens, every inch of space counts: including bare walls. Eliminating clutter can be as simple as installing a mounted wall rack to keep your pots, pans, and kitchen utensils within reach. Aside from wall-mounted shelves or racks, investing in a built-in oven can help you get a more functional cooking space. These appliances fit snugly into your wall, so you get more room for perfectly cooked dishes through our UltimateTaste technology.

Electrolux ovens are equipped with easy-to-use knob controls and telescopic runners, and with multi-cooking functions to help you whip up your favorite recipes - whether you are grilling, roasting, steaming, or baking. For busy people who lack the time or motivation to cook, our ovens enable you to cook multiple times with a simple touch of a button, which saves you tons of time. Also, if you wish to make the most of your small kitchen, install your Electrolux oven underneath the countertop and next to storage cabinets.

 

2. Use odd-shaped areas wisely


No matter the size of the kitchen, there’s always a corner or two that remains unused — either because of their position or their shape, these spaces become the repository of odds and ends that clutter up the kitchen when they pile up. Think of these areas as valuable storage space. Use them to hold a rack of spices or other dry ingredients. They can also be designed to hold small appliances like blenders or coffee makers.

3. Go gasless


Your trusty hob might have served you many years, but it’s not the most ideal for a kitchen with limited space. A large gas hob with multiple burners may not fit into a compact kitchen as you will need to install gas connection. With an induction cooker you get a sleeker and smarter way to craft your favorite dishes.

Our induction hobs heat the cookware directly while the cooktop stays cool and safe, eliminating worries about accidental burning or hot cooking environment.  Also, induction hobs are suitable for restricted cooking areas, especially for families with small children since no hot surfaces are exposed. Aside from intuitive cooking controls, it also guarantees less of an impact on the environment and eliminates the risk of gas leaks. Electrolux induction hobs are 55% more energy-efficient than gas and 20% more efficient than ceramic hobs.

4. Consider a Range Hood


When looking for a product that effectively removes cooking smoke and odor, some people may hesitate to install a bulky extractor hood in their small kitchen. However, there are several options for kitchen hoods in the market that actually saves you some space.

One of the most common types of range ventilation is the under-cabinet hood. This sort of range hood is mounted underneath the cabinets that are positioned directly above your stoves. The design of this hood is simple and versatile for any kitchen style.

Another type of kitchen hood that preserves space in your compact kitchen is a wall-mounted hood. Unlike the under-cabinet hood, this type of hood is attached to the wall above your range. Wall-mounted hoods sometimes come with a chimney that helps with the ventilation, and they usually vent out cooking odor through an exterior wall behind them.

Electrolux Philippines offers a range of range hoods that suit your kitchen size without compromising its venting efficiency. From stylish to subtle models, our cooker hoods help create the right kitchen ambiance while complementing your kitchen design beautifully.

5. Keep it classic 


If you are designing a kitchen to make use of your small space, do not overlook small details such as the use of materials and paint colors. One of the most popular space-making hacks is using neutral palette. Also, laying your appliances horizontally around your kitchen will help the space feel wider. This tip will help your space to look spacious and more streamlined.

Electrolux’s kitchen appliances are created with aesthetic appeal in mind without compromising their functionality. With sleek and elegant design, our products are seamlessly fit into any kitchen setting. Discover Electrolux Philippines’ products now https://www.electrolux.com.ph/


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