Tips for building a functional kitchen in a small space.

Our new kitchen is around 3.05m x 2.7m – which is considered tiny to mid-size for apartments in Singapore.

We are thankful that we have an external dining area and living area, so the kitchen space will just be used for cooking preparations.

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Our goals for the kitchen are:
– it has to be airy and bright
– it has to be functional for cooking and baking for ourselves, our future baby & cat, and guests
– it has to have enough storage for 4 sets of utensils
– it has to look neat and minimal

We are going for an L-shaped kitchen cabinet structure, with a KompacPlus kitchen top. From left, moving your eye from the window in the photo above, will be:
– the sink
– a work area
– our induction cooker, chimney hood & built-in oven
– more work area for possibly the microwave
– the fridge

There will be kitchen cabinets below and shallower top cabinets. We endeavor to fill up the cabinets to 80% and to store only what we need.

Meanwhile, here’s an IKEA kitchen design challenge video to share with you all:

What other efficient & minimalist kitchen tips do you have to share?

Quick update: Our interior designer has updated us that our wall-hacking permit has been approved for next week, so yay! Also, he will be sending us our 3D interior designs soon, so we’re really looking forward to that.


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