Take a look around your own kitchen. Then have a look at the kitchens of your family and friends – you’ll quickly notice that the essence of the designs is mostly the same.
These days, kitchens tend to be very similar in style. Although the room size and worktop choice will differ, the basics are often identical. This formula is usually two worktops either side by side, or in an L shape, with an empty space in the middle to move about the room.
If you want to break from this mould and are looking to totally change the design of your kitchen, then freestanding kitchen units could be for you. This kind of design was popular in the 19th century, but as technology and general taste have moved on, they have become a much rarer sight.
That said, a freestanding kitchen can now be a novel way to make your home unique. At Kitchen Warehouse, we love to suggest new ideas to our valued customers, to gauge their opinion. Here we have 5 efficient freestanding kitchen ideas that can make your home stand out from the crowd.
- Freestanding island units
Kitchen island units are one of the staples of a freestanding kitchen. In fact, it is one of the main aspects of creating a design when thinking of freestanding kitchen ideas.
For this to work, you do need a bit more space in the middle of your room, but even medium sized kitchens can benefit from a kitchen island. It can be a great way of creating some extra storage or more worktop space.
Kitchen islands also promote a high level of efficiency in the kitchen, as you can use the island to place items or prepare food, with the rest of your kitchen in easy reach.
- Storage cupboards
Everyone has storage cupboards in their kitchen, but a freestanding unit provides much-needed extra space – whilst also looking great.
Having a freestanding kitchen unit in the corner of your room, you can actually make the room itself look and feel bigger. It creates the illusion of having more space by providing gaps between units and a slim design also achieves this effect.
- Modular units
Modular units are an efficient way to make great use of space, creating a minimal look whilst making the most of the room you have.
Modular units set out the areas of the kitchen very clearly, with 5 different areas distinguished:
- Storage area
- Preparation area
- Cooking area
- Cleaning up area
- Eating area (if you have enough room!)
If you have a larger kitchen then modular units are a great way to split the whole space into compartments without leaving much of a footprint in the overall design.
- Freestanding cookers
If your kitchen isn’t big enough to host modular units or even a kitchen island, then a freestanding cooker can still make a statement even in a small space.
Standalone cookers are arguably one of the best freestanding kitchen ideas and add a sense of charm and uniqueness to the design. They may be a simple way of creating a freestanding kitchen, but they are a very effective one!
- Freestanding pantries
Freestanding pantries are very similar to freestanding storage units, but with a more open design. A pantry is always a great way to showcase your herbs, spices, as well as other cooking items and, have risen in popularity recently as one of the most unique freestanding kitchen ideas.
A freestanding pantry won’t only provide space to store cooking items but will do it with an open style. This means that you won’t forget about the oregano you bought a few months ago and never used!
Efficient Freestanding Kitchen Ideas
As you can see, it’s easy to achieve a freestanding kitchen look. With just a kitchen island, freestanding cooker and pantry you can make your kitchen feel bigger whilst also creating a minimalistic design.
Our 5 kitchen ideas can work wonders for your home and this is just the start – there is a lot more you can do to incorporate freestanding style to your kitchen.
If you need any more information on our freestanding ideas or have ideas of your own that you would like to discuss, then feel free to contact us. We are available to contact on 01765 640 000 or give us an email at [email protected].