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Porter modern kitchen in White Gloss

SMALL KITCHEN DESIGN ESSENTIALS

At EKS, we have a few standby methods we like to use when working on a small kitchen remodel – and trust us, they work every time! This includes everything from making use of lighting, colours and door styles to working with small kitchens on an individual scale and creating ingenious designs. 


We’ve selected the most common tools we use to ensure the small kitchens we design don’t feel cramped or confined. So, if you’re worried about how your small kitchen is going to work for you, check out our ideas to get inspiration for your future kitchen!

Small kitchen drawn layout

SMALL KITCHEN LAYOUTS

Working on a small kitchen can be a bit of a challenge, sometimes it feels as though you’ll never fit everything in! But luckily for you, the EKS Team is here to help with your kitchen remodel. 


We’ve pulled together some ideas of how you can make the most of your space, whether it be a galley kitchen layout, a U-shaped kitchen, an open kitchen or a small kitchen with an island. Whatever you’re dealing with, we’re sure to have seen it before. So, if you’re looking to get ideas together on how to optimise your available space, check out our ‘how to' guide today!

Budget friendly indgio kitchen

HOW TO DESIGN A BUDGET KITCHEN

Budgeting can be a bit of a challenge, but once you break each component of your kitchen down, it really is a piece of cake. A budget is required for any kitchen, big or small, and it's a good idea to differentiate your 'needs' from your 'wants'.

Check out our guide on how you can save or where you could alternatively splash some extra cash depending on your design priorities. Of course, this list isn’t the be all and end all, so make sure you check in with the team to discuss your own, unique situation!

Design appointment with exeter kitchen store designer and customer

OUR DESIGN SERVICES

When you work with Exeter Kitchen Store, you start with a free design appointment with an experienced designer who will be with you through design to installation.

IN-STORE SHOWROOM APPOINTMENT

Meet your designer at our Exeter Kitchen Store showroom. 
 

WHAT HAPPENS?

In this design appointment, we will design your kitchen with you. We will discuss style and colours. 

OUTCOME

You can take your design home

VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT

Meet an Exeter Kitchen Store's designer via a video call.

WHAT HAPPENS?

In this design appointment, we will design your kitchen with you. We will discuss style and colours. 

OUTCOME

You'll have your kitchen design to look at in your own time

SMALL KITCHEN COLOURS

Colours make a huge difference to how kitchens look – especially when it comes to smaller kitchens! To help you get some ideas together, we have some suggestions of colour palettes that work effectively in compact kitchens.

With small kitchens, we’re a firm believer in keeping designs bright and airy, so we’ve listed some tips on how to use white, grey and other light colours to your advantage. Of course, we view this as a general rule, so feel free to use these ideas as a basis for your kitchen design and alter them to work within your home.

Remo minimalist silver grey gloss kitchen

SMALL KITCHEN DESIGN

Embrace a compact kitchen makeover with our tips! Tackling small kitchens can be tricky, but we make it easy. Fit in your needs, maintain elegance – let's create your perfect kitchen!

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