12 tips to save space for the kitchen

12 tips to save space for the kitchen


How to save space in your kitchen? Corner furniture, folding table, ingenious drawer, small appliances, smart furnishings ... Here are 12 tips to help you optimize the m2 of your kitchen.

The m2 in a kitchen are counted. So better be cunning to exploit them at best. How? With some tips that can save space and optimize the m2 to fit everything. Furniture height, angle, table and retractable plug, space saving storage, smart layout ... Side House gives you 12 ingenious ideas to exploit each m2 of his kitchen and equip it to the best.

1. Install tall cabinets up to the ceiling to make the most of the space

In a small kitchen, the ideal is to use all the height available to optimize storage. Install cupboards that run to the ceiling. Good point: the high furniture allows to clear space on the ground and therefore to gain maximum space. Only recommendation: their access must remain easy.

"Hi-Moove" storage concept, custom-made and modular, Cuisinella, developed in partnership with the design agency C + B Lefebvre.


Ytrak cuisine is characterized by its plain, silky matt facades and a black 'shooting' integrated handle. Factory mounted, the furniture is guaranteed 25 years. 19 mm chipboard doors covered with matt melamine. Typical composition: 999 euros. Lapeyre.


2. Choose a retractable table for real space saving in a kitchen

Install a retractable table, it is THE ingenious solution to have a real nice dining area in a kitchen. It disappears after use in the furniture, without overloading the room and without impeding the passage. We really adhere.

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Kitchen "Velvet", particle board, melamine, matte varnish, available in Black Soft color, € 2,577, price according to standard layout. Note: the table is available in 2 widths (55.8 cm for furniture width 60 cm and 85.8 cm for furniture width 90 cm) and 2 heights to meet the needs of all (side table or work surface). Matching to the furniture, the 85 cm long tray blends into the kitchen. The new Flash folding chairs cling to the side of the box to save space (4 chairs = 12cm thick). 69 euros, price of the chair Flash, Cuisinella.


If you do not have room to install a piece of furniture with a fold-away table, think of the smart drawer that conceals a worktop surface. With him, it is a small side table that is offered to you; add two chairs, and it's a joke on the go in the kitchen.

Drawer with retractable worktop, Leicht.


3. Buy small appliances to save space in a kitchen

Make room in your kitchen and opt for small appliances save space. No more coffee maker that unnecessarily clutters your work plan. Choose a smaller size, such as this KitchenAid model with insulated mug to take away.

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Individual coffee maker with 540ml insulated cup, available in 2 colors: empire red, onyx black, 99 euros, KitchenAid.


4. Opt for a corner cabinet and optimize the m2 in a kitchen

Do not leave your angles vacant. Pair them with suitable kitchen furniture. And thus easily increase your storage space. The "Magic Corner" model offers, for example, trays that slide and make the most of the available space, really stunning.

Magic Corner Sliding Corner Storage, for 80 or 90 cm Right Angle Corner Furniture, MDF and Epoxy Finish Steel, 4 trays, L. 76/86 x D. 53 x H. 53 cm, 175.59 euros, Castorama.


5. Fix a credence bar with the cooking utensils and use all available space

Use the wall portion above the sink or worktop to attach a credence bar. Generally left bare, this part of the wall offers a practical and clever storage solution. Kitchen knife, wooden spoon, chisel, rasp ...: all your utensils are now at your fingertips.

Folk cuisine, Conforama.


Wall shelf EKBY HEMNES / EKBY HÅLL. Dimensions W 79 x D 19 cm x H 25 cm. Max tablet load: 10 kg. 30 euros. Fintorp support bar, dimensions: L 57 x Diameter: 1.6 cm. 6 euros. Fintorp hook, dimensions: P 3 x H 7 cm. 2.99 euros. Wire basket with handle, dimensions: L 20 x W 19 x H 23 cm. Fintorp Cutlery Drainer, dimensions: Diameter 13 x H 13 cm. 6.50 euros. Hemnes hook, dimensions: P 15 x 9 cm. 5 euros. Ikea.


6. Put sliding doors on kitchen furniture to save space when opening

Installing furniture with hinged doors makes you lose space in narrow spaces. The good idea: bet on kitchen furniture with a sliding curtain. With him, your kitchen takes the pace and also optimizes its surface, double shot!

Kitchen "Cherry Red Mirage", sliding aluminum vanity to place on the worktop, height 122 cm and depth 45 cm, exists in width 60 cm and 90 cm, possibility white box color, gray or cappuccino, 949 or 1199 euros in according to the width, Teissa.


7. Bet on the retractable elements to save space in the kitchen

Practical, retractable and retractable kitchen accessories disappear into the worktop once used. A real space-saving solution, ideal for a max work surface.

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Block 3 retractable outlets, 119 euros, Lapeyre.


90cm stainless steel retractable hood with glass top, with its new perimetric suction mechanism, 2,710 euros, Kitchenaid.


8. Optimize the space around the open kitchen

Extend the work plan or the kitchen island in corner office or extra storage in the living room? We vote for this idea of ​​clever arrangement; especially when the m2 are missing.

Kitchen "Lossy brilliant lagoon & White streaked Melt" with a work space that adjoins the kitchen, 209 euros the extended worktop in Lossy Lagune Gloss + Eco Part 1 euro, SoCoo'c.


Kitchen "Mezzo" yellow mustard matt and gray matt mouse with low furniture that converts into a bench to better extend the lounge lounge spirit, 629 euros the bench + Eco Part furniture 2,3 euros, SoCoo'c.


9. Invest in a clever faucet

Your sink is positioned in front of a window that opens to the French? And your mixer faults you with each opening? Do not panic, here is the tilting mixer saving space, perfect for this arrangement. It allows you to open the window without a hitch, great!

Pratik recessed sink mixer, 79 euros, Lapeyre.


10. Install a trolley on wheels in the kitchen

For an even more functional space in the kitchen, opt for a service with wheels. Mobile, it frees up space when necessary.

Serving table "Raskog" beige, steel, epoxy coating (powder), 35x45x78 cm, 39,90 euros, Ikea.


11. Use skirting as storage space

Are you sure to use every m2 of your kitchen? It does not necessarily think but under the kitchen furniture, a storage space is available to you. To use these skirting left free, install drawers on wheels. Not bulky but practical, they are perfect for storing clean towels, aprons and napkins. Note: more difficult to access, it is better to accommodate accessories that are not used for everyday use.

Drawer drawer "Delinia" 60cm, plastic, silver gray color, epoxy finish, 25 euros each, Leroy Merlin.

Leroy Merlin

12. Bottom kitchen drawers

To organize your kitchen drawers and avoid looking for your oil, scissors or other utensils, opt for separators. A good storage tip to save space in your drawers and find you there.

Compartmented drawer in the kitchen, price on request, Blum.


Compartmented drawer in the kitchen, price on request, Blum.