9 Kitchen Design Ideas That Will Make You Love Your Apartment Kitchen

28 Jul, 2022

It’s common knowledge that many HDBs and condos come with small kitchens. But, most HDB kitchens still don’t match the size and amenities of kitchens in many homes. When it comes to kitchen design ideas, you can easily get carried away when you have so many options to choose from. 

In fact, you might not even realize that you already have the perfect idea right at your very hands. There are so many ways to make an HDB kitchen look amazing that you just don’t know where to begin! All you have to do is to try out different designs and pick the one that makes the most sense for you and your lifestyle. There’s no reason why an HDB kitchen can’t be beautiful, functional, and spacious. Here are a perfect HDB kitchen design ideas for you and your family:

Open Concept Kitchen

An open concept kitchen not only uses considerably less room, but it is also popular right now. Your entire HDB or condo will appear open and big if there are no obvious walls separating the kitchen from the living room. Observe how the countertop in the HDB kitchen below, which we restored, may also be used for dining. This open design has a sophisticated appearance and offers the additional functionality of dining without requiring any additional room.

This type of HDB kitchen design is likely the most common, especially for smaller homes and studio HDBs. It takes up less space than most things. It occupies less surface area, yet because of its open form, it doesn’t seem crowded. More light may now reach the kitchen than would have been possible with a regular one thanks to it as well. This kind of design is very useful if you have young children. You can keep an eye on your surroundings while cooking thanks to it.

Open Shelves Design

Adding open shelves allows you to easily access all of your commonly used products. Open shelf is reasonably inexpensive, enabling you to display all of your fine china, and improves the appearance of your kitchen. It is the best way to keep all the cutlery on display and it would not even take up a lot of your space. We would recommend using such open shelves for a small modular kitchen design.

Kitchen Flooring

Although a kitchen’s operation and arrangement of items are its primary concerns, the floor also plays a significant role in the room’s interior design. If the kitchen’s other components are flawlessly constructed but the floor falls short, the entire room will appear terrible. The floor should ideally be tiled in very light colors to help the room appear larger. 

The backsplash tile color could be replicated in the floor tiles, or they could be a little darker or lighter. To match the other components of the kitchen, you can even choose tiles with a wooden appearance and feel. Again, there are several possibilities available for kitchen flooring.

Kitchen Tiled Backsplash

The cabinets, counters, and floor are the main components of an HDB kitchen that should be kept simple. This does not preclude, however, adding a bit of excitement and surprise to some aspects of the kitchen while it is being renovated. 

Utilizing backsplash tiles with distinctive patterns is one way to add a touch of fashion and pop. These tiles can be arranged in geometric patchwork or other patterns to produce striking designs. shown in the accompanying picture of an HDB kitchen that we restored. Observe how various tones of brown and gold tiles are set up to provide a distinctive fan-tiled backsplash. This design delivers beauty and elegance in addition to giving the kitchen a unique character.

Cool Color Themes

To create such magnificent interior design themes that are sure to attract the attention of anybody who enters, choose calm, deep, and serene colors for your kitchen. The use of cool colors makes meal preparation and cooking more enjoyable for you, preventing you from feeling like it is a chore. 

In the picture below, a kitchen that we renovated is a fantastic illustration of one such kitchen. The counter is white, while the cabinets and shelving are a dark, serene blue. Through the use of accent and recessed lighting, the color scheme is well balanced in this design. The ash grey color of the walls and floor adds to the overall aesthetic.

Bright And Functional Kitchen

Having a kitchen with a white theme instantly makes the space brighter. A white theme would be especially helpful if your HDB kitchen is small because it will make the room feel large and roomy. You can add white cabinets and a backsplash made of light grey or beige. To complement the overall white concept, the floor tiles can also be white or pastel-colored. While cleaning a kitchen with a white theme might take more work, it does it neatly and beautifully.

Try to maintain the kitchen’s usability. To avoid wasting space with extraneous objects, just include components that you will actually use. To add the most functionality, give counters plenty of space. If you have room, consider adding a bar and seating.

Island Layout 

Planning a small modular kitchen design that makes your HDB look spacious and comfy? Island layout HDB kitchen design is our recommendation. You can add an island counter to an existing HDB kitchen design if you have a straight, L-shaped, or U-shaped kitchen with extra space for workstation development. This extra kitchen space can be used as a breakfast nook, baking area, bar counter, chopping area, or more counter space.  

Your kitchen’s efficiency could be increased with an island layout. Also, you can use the bottom area of the table to place convertible chairs, stools, or design a compact shelf and storage cabin beneath. 

Use Kitchen Vertical Space

Making the most of vertical space during a kitchen makeover is a crucial and practical tip for making the room appear spacious and uncluttered. For example, full-length cabinets and shelves may be used. To make use of this vertical space, you can stack the dryer on top of the washing machine. 

The vertical shelves of the cabinets can also be used to store and fit the various kitchen appliances. Exactly this was carried out in the remodeling that came after. Utilizing as much vertical space as possible gives the HDB kitchen a roomy, practical appearance.

Scandinavian Theme Kitchen

When it comes to renovating a HDB kitchen, a Scandinavian theme is among the greatest options. Scandinavian interior design emphasizes simplicity, a decluttered environment, and extremely light colors. Install simple, white cabinets and shelves to keep things uncomplicated. \

Open shelves should be avoided as they might make the room appear cluttered. So that there are less objects on the countertops, keep the majority of your possessions stored away in storage. Naturally, you can add a little color to the kitchen to make it more exciting. This could take the shape of countertop color that contrasts with the remaining light-colored items or dark kitchen appliances.

SHEINTERIOR has helped thousands of people design their kitchen in their HDB. We offer all the information needed to help you plan, design, and execute a project. We also offer interior design services and project management for HDB kitchen renovations. We are dedicated to creating beautiful interiors, and we work with people to realize their goals. Call us for more information.

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