Category Archives: Space Saving Kitchen Ideas

01 Jul

IKEA Kitchen Islands and Trolleys

IKEA trolley - Forhoja

IKEA trolley – Forhoja

We like small spaces and the challenge that a small space brings with regards to design and functionality. Our names gives that away. However, when it comes to kitchens, we’re forever wishing for more storage space and more worktop space.

Clever space saving ideas for kitchens

For urbanites and city dwellers, like us, who inhabit small dwellings, a small kitchen comes hand-in-hand with small space in general. So, clever space saving ideas are more important than ever for making the most of a small kitchen.

In order to maximise every inch of precious space, we’ve been on a search for a solution for limited worktop space and a lack of storage space. For both problems, the solution seems to come in the form of a kitchen island and/or kitchen trolley, to give you the extra space you need without the expense of knocking it all down and starting again.

We’ve search high and low on the web and on the high street for kitchen islands and kitchen trolleys designed for small spaces and we keep coming back to IKEA as some of the best solutions we can find.

Both stylish and affordable, IKEA’s range of kitchen appliances, including trolleys and islands are exactly what we’re looking for.

This is what IKEA have to say about their fantastic range:

“More worktop space, more storage space – who couldn’t use a little more of both? Our selection of kitchen islands and trolleys can give you the extra space you need without the expense of a remodel. Choose one with wheels for a mobile solution you can roll anywhere you need it.”

Priced between £25 and £200, IKEA kitchen furniture offers a more modern and sleek look and the quality offered easily equals that of similar items we’ve found for two or three times the price, so what is there not to like?

If you have any comments about IKEA kitchen furniture or just furniture ideas for small kitchens, we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll be back soon,


22 May

Space Saving Dining Table

Churchill space saving dining room table from Habitat

Churchill space saving dining room table from Habitat

On my long search for a stylish and affordable folding dining room table, I stumbled across this beautiful Churchill white folding table by Habitat.

As I’ve mentioned before, our living room and kitchen are open plan, and not particularly large, so we’ve been on a search for a modern, space saving dining table that won’t take up too much room when it’s not being used. Preferably, we wanted something that could be folded away when not in use.

Space saving dining room table

Our kitchen is very white and the floors are a light wood effect so the Churchill folding table fits in with the design perfectly. And, it’s a little bit quirky, which also fits in with the style we’re going for.

This is what Habitat says on their website:

“Designed by James Churchill and Paul Taylor for Habitat, the compact Churchill white folding dining table is a charmingly quirky design made with solid beech legs and a laminated top. Its folding leaves make it the perfect, space-saving table for small kitchens and dining rooms.”

Well, that description sounds as though it was written just for me.

So, I went to visit this lovely piece this week… And it is as lovely in the flesh as it is in the pictures.

25% off Habitat right now!

And, as if that’s not a good enough reason to make this very reasonable £180 purchase, Habitat have a 25% off offer on right now. Yes, that’s a whole 25% off everything until midnight!

So, I know what I’m off to do right now. I suggest you follow my lead.

Thanks Habitat!

We’ll be back soon,

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