Now you see it…
With the growth of small-space living comes the need to be extremely clever about both the storage we include and the colours we use.
Multi-use spaces, thorough planning, a limited colour palette and every square centimetre put to good use are the overriding principles behind small spaces, whether it’s a whole home or a kitchen.
This kitchen is part of a small home designed by Edwin Derricutt of ESD Design. Edwin chose to use Resene Half Black White for the interior walls, and hid the kitchen behind Resene Blackjack bifold doors.
The kitchen is a 2m-long galley but includes everything the owners need:
• The two-burner hob and the sink are set at opposite ends of the kitchen to maximise bench space.
• Two floating shelves are set on to the front of the splashback, giving extra storage and easy access.
• The wall cabinets are set just far enough below the ceiling to allow for platter storage.
• Black is a recessive colour so the black glass splashback helps to make the kitchen appear larger when the doors are open. It also acts as a mirror, reflecting the room behind, and bouncing light off its gloss surface.
• The bifold doors have finger holes to open them, rather than handles, to reduce visual clutter.
• The kitchen sits back-to-back with the bedroom, so the space above the kitchen is used on the bedroom side for high storage.