Make A Big Impact With A Small Kitchen

February 22, 2024 - 5 min read

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to creating a new kitchen. With the latest designs and slim line appliances, you’d be surprised how much you can fit into a small space. We’ll take you through some style and design choices for your new small kitchen, and the latest appliances that you’ll need.

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Small Kitchen Design Layout

It’s important when taking on a refresh or a renovation of a small kitchen to careful think about the design. This will really impact how productive you are while you cook, and how much cabinetry and appliances you can fit in. Luckily, The Good Guys can help you with all of the kitchen design tips you need in our guide. It will help you to choose a style that suits your home and the look you’re trying to create.

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Appliances For A Small Kitchen

When thinking about selecting appliances for a small kitchen, size doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality and style. There are many slim appliances that pack plenty of punch and work at an optimum level.

It’s also important to start planning a new kitchen design with an appliance first approach. This ensures that you don’t run out of cabinetry space and need to take on expensive amendments.

Fridges For Small Kitchens

A slim-line fridge can open up to reveal more than you may realise. It’s down to the smart shelving that new models feature. Here are some of our top slim picks.

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Samsung 495L French Door Refrigerator

The Samsung 495L French Door Refrigerator opens up to a huge amount of storage space. Fitting into most existing fridge cavities, its slim profile has a space saving flat door so it doesn’t intrude in your walk way. The non-plumbed water dispenser provides your family with chilled water all year round. With No Frost technology and anti-fingerprint surfaces, it’s perfect for busy families.

LG 508L Instaview Refrigerator

The slimline LG 508L InstaView Refrigerator introduces the latest technology into your kitchen. Knock twice on the glass panel door to reveal what’s inside the fridge without opening the doors. You can even access what’s within the Door-in-Door compartment without opening up the whole fridge. Control the temperature from your smartphone with ThinQ App, which is handy after a big shop or before hosting a dinner party. Its matte black finish ensures that it will remain a stylish focus in your new kitchen.

Hisense 503L Bottom Mount Refrigerator

The Hisense 503L Bottom Mount Refrigerator has everything conveniently placed within your fingertips. As a bottom mount fridge, your freezer is at the base of the unit and the fridge section is at eye level. With an easy multi-function touchpad, it’s a terrific low maintenance slim fridge for small kitchens, units and apartments.

Ovens For Small Kitchens

A small kitchen needs a flexible oven that can handle loads of different functions and cooking styles.

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60cm Pyrolytic Ovens

Cooking in an oven often results in grease and residue build-up on the oven walls. These juices can be hard to remove after being baked on. The good news is that pyrolytic ovens work by heating up to high temperatures and burning the residue off the oven walls. Then you can wipe it all away with a damp cloth – rather than using expensive and smelly cleaning products.

60cm pyrolytic ovens are the standard width for ovens, so they should fit into your existing oven cavity with ease.

Built-in Microwave Ovens

Microwaves are more versatile than you may realise. A built-in microwave oven is the ultimate space saver in a small kitchen. You’ll also love how built-in models integrate seamlessly into your cabinetry, which is ideal for smaller spaces. Look out for the combi ones that give you the ability to cook like an oven, with the added convenience of reheating like a microwave.

The Good Guys have a huge range of microwave ovens in a variety of styles, sizes, shapes and colours to match your kitchen needs.

Cooktops For Small Kitchens

If you are planning to upgrade a small kitchen and are looking for a new cooktop – you’re in luck. The range of cooktops at your local The Good Guys is huge. Size wise, a small kitchen would need a cooktop with up to four cooking zones, varying in size.

We’ll break down the three main types of cooktop and some of their advantages:

  • Gas cooktop: The most common and easy to install if there is a gas connection. No specialty cookware is needed and this is often the most durable option.
  • Ceramic cooktop: These take longer to heat than the other varieties, but are perfect for rental properties and apartments due to their small size and relatively low cost.
  • Induction cooktop: These provide the most precise and even heat distribution. It’s the perfect choice for young families as they heat down the fastest.
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Rangehoods For Small Kitchens

When choosing a rangehood for a small kitchen, it’s generally recommended to choose one that is hidden away in the cabinetry. That will create less clutter in the kitchen and make it seem airier and more open. A slideout or undermount rangehood can conveniently be hidden from view. Whereas a fixed rangehood is your standard style that should be selected to match your oven and cooktop. Alternatively, you can make a statement in your kitchen with a canopy rangehood to really stand out from the crowd.

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Dishwashers For Small Kitchens

Slim width dishwashers are usually about 45cm wide and fit snugly into your cabinetry without taking up too much space. They are ideal for apartments, studios, offices and small kitchens. They fit about 6 place settings within them, perfect for busy couples or people who don’t always eat at home.

60cm Dishwashers are the standard size and will usually fit snugly into any existing cabinetry. Due to it being the most common size dishwashers, you will have a huge range of colours, brands and styles to suit your needs. You can also choose between a fully integrated model in your cabinetry or a freestanding one. This size dishwasher fits from 12 – 15 place settings so it’s ideal for busy families and couples who love entertaining.

drawer dishwasher offers you the best space-saving solution you can imagine in your kitchen. You can choose from single or double drawers, which allow you to do half loads and wash the contents independently on different cycles. They also come in a great range of finishes to suit your style – including stainless steel and black steel.

Upgrade Your Small Kitchen With The Good Guys

If you have big ideas for your small kitchen, you’ll find everything you need at your local The Good Guys store or online.

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