Make the most of a small kitchen with these clever ideas.
Open shelving rather than wall-mounted cabinets makes Leane and Stuart Schabram’s kitchen, feel more inviting. These shelves are great to display pretty pieces of crockery and glassware. (designed by Union 3)
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Olivia Daleman of Olivia.d.interiors chose mirror for this splashback in her kitchen. Not only does it add glamour to the kitchen, the reflections make the room feel much bigger.
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Instead of a splashback, architect Tracy Levinson of Levco Architects incorporated a window into this kitchen, creating a sense of depth. As the window looks out to a courtyard, the room appears larger.
OUT OF SIGHT
Conceal kitchen appliances behind a raised counter. This one, designed by Lisa Clelland of Mangar Projects, has a lower level on the other side with a hob, so the cook can be part of the action and the cooking mess is hidden from view. (décor by Lisa Walters interiors)
These clever drop-down cabinets in Sharon and Leslie Mulraj’s kitchen, designed by Modlife Design and Manufacture, keep the counter clutter free. They glide open with a gentle touch ensuring that even delicate glassware can be safely stored in them.
Instead of installing a bulky kitchen island in her compact kitchen, this homeowner transformed a small vintage cabinet into an island by adding a grey marble top. Its multiple drawers provide plenty of space for storing kitchen utensils and crockery.
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SOURCES LevEco Architects leveco.co.za Lisa Walters Interiors email@example.com Mangar Projects 082 490 6881 Modlife Design and Manufacture modlife.co.za Olivia.d.interiors 084 603 9363 or oliviadinteriors.com Union3 union3.co.za