One wall kitchen ideas are a brilliant solution if you don’t have a lot of space to play with, and can be especially helpful in studios, flats, or smaller houses. Installing a kitchen along a single wall can ensure a smaller room doesn’t feel overcrowded, and they can even be preferable in a larger house or room, given that it can give you more space to entertain and relax in.
Elizabeth Sherwin, Creative Director at Naked Kitchens, explains, “One wall kitchens are ideal for homeowners who have smaller kitchens, as they take up less space than other layouts, such as L-shaped kitchens. They also offer the flexibility for those with a larger square footage to create additional areas within the overall space – perhaps adding a living or dining area.”
Despite this, it might feel tricky to get a smaller kitchen right, as there’s a lot to pack into a tight space. This means that making practical choices early on is key – but rest assured that there are plenty of tricks you can employ to make a one wall kitchen work seamlessly. Sherry Wales, interior designer and creative director at James Mayor Home, says, “The main thing to consider is ensuring you allow ample room for the essentials, and then decide what space, if any, is leftover.
“For example, you’ll need to leave sufficient worktop clearances between the cooking and washing areas. Putting these too closely together – and leaving all of the worktop space at the other end – is a mistake which will leave you constantly dashing from side to side.
”While practicality is important, creating a stylish space that you’ll love spending time in is of course the aim. In order to achieve this, making design decisions that will create a feeling of space, light and natural flow is key, to avoid your one wall kitchen feeling cramped and crowded.
To help you achieve the space of your dreams, we’ve shared some tips from the experts to inspire your one wall kitchen ideas – from paint colour options, to storage ideas, and important cabinetry choices. (Kitchen Makers)