Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about closed kitchen design.

What are the key features of effective closed kitchen design?

A closed kitchen is the opposite of an open plan kitchen, in that the kitchen itself is an individual room. So how can you make the most of this kitchen space? And which design features should you consider including? Well, there are several, including:

  • Casual seating- including some form of seating space in a closed kitchen can be a great way to make the kitchen more practical. Whether you’re just having a snack, or drinking your morning coffee, casual seating such as a small breakfast bar, can make your kitchen the perfect place to be. For small closed kitchens this can be difficult to achieve, but with folding or sliding worktop extensions, or other clever methods, seating can be added to even the smallest kitchen.
  • Golden Triangle- in any kitchen, the so called Golden Triangle is the space between the sink, the oven and the fridge. These are there three kitchen areas that are most frequently used, and the three areas that you will be walking between most frequently. In a closed kitchen, it is essential that this space is clear, with room between the three points to move between quickly and easily.
  • Cabinet colours- in a closed kitchen, you do not have to stick to the same colour scheme or interior design used throughout the other rooms in your property. Instead, you can create something more individual. However, any effective closed kitchen will use a colour scheme that compliments the space available. For small closed kitchen spaces for example, a lighter, brighter colour scheme can be very effective.

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