One very interesting trend these days is to remodel your kitchen in the urban kitchen style. How does one achieve this? First you have to understand what elements make up an urban kitchen. The room will look unfinished to certain degree—maybe a concrete floor or a brick backsplash. Knowing that ‘urban’ means ‘city’ is a good way to grasp that the space will be limited, like many city apartments are, and like your kitchen probably is. Here are some urban kitchen design ideas.
As an urban kitchen is known to be small, you will need to find ways to maximise your kitchen storage space. One way to do that is by installing large drawers in place of cabinets for your pots and pans. This will help you avoid getting down on the floor to find your cooking implements. The pots and pans will be much more visible, and you will not have to bend too much to get to them.
A very cool element (pun intended) is granite worktops. These countertops are beautiful and so versatile. Granite worktops are important for food prep, will last a very long time, and will add value to your home. Pair these worktops with a patterned backsplash for an interesting look.
Kitchen Island or Peninsula
You may think that if your kitchen is small, you won’t have room for a kitchen island. But there is good reason to try to incorporate one into your remodel. A kitchen island affords you the extra storage space and countertop space that you need for easier food prep. If you don’t have room for a whole island, even a small one, consider a peninsula that is attached to your wall and juts out just enough to be an eat-in space or a countertop.
One more of the many urban kitchen design ideas is a colourful palette. Don’t use bright colours in every element of the kitchen because that will make it look smaller. Try a neutral countertop with a bright backsplash. Or a concrete floor with brightly-coloured bottom cabinets. Maybe even design the entire room in a grey tone, but make sure to add colourful utensils and light fixtures for interest.
We hope these urban kitchen design ideas have helped you see that a small kitchen in the city can be both interesting and functional.