8 items interior designers never have in small kitchens

Large Islands or Peninsulas: In smaller kitchens, large islands or peninsulas can consume valuable floor space and hinder movement. Instead, designers opt for compact alternatives like movable carts or foldable tables.

Overly Ornate Cabinetry: Intricate details or elaborate designs on cabinetry can make a small kitchen feel cluttered and cramped. Simple, streamlined cabinetry with clean lines is preferred to maintain a sense of openness.

Excessively Tall Cabinets: Tall cabinets may offer additional storage space, but they can visually overpower a small kitchen and create a closed-off feeling.

Multiple Appliances with Similar Functions: Small kitchens benefit from multifunctional appliances that serve multiple purposes to minimize clutter.

Huge Dining Tables: While dining space is essential, large dining tables can overwhelm a small kitchen.

Excessive Decorative Items: Too many decorative items can make a small kitchen feel chaotic and cramped.

Bulky Range Hoods: Large, bulky range hoods can dominate the visual space in a small kitchen and obstruct sightlines.

Wall-to-Wall Upper Cabinets: While upper cabinets provide valuable storage, covering every inch of wall space with cabinets can visually close in a small kitchen.

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