From food to crockery to appliances, the kitchen accommodates a lot of things. So when the question, ‘how much storage do you need in a kitchen?’ is posed, the unanimous response will always be ‘as much as possible’. Hyderabad-based homeowner Salman and his family’s instructions to the Livspace team when renovating their 72 sq. ft kitchen were somewhat the same. In fact, they wanted a spacious, storage-efficient and simple kitchen design ideally suited for a small house. Guess what, they got it, and that too under ₹ 3 lakh!

Headed by designer Nikita Patel, the renovation project was completed without any hiccups during the pandemic. Moreover, the clients couldn’t be happier about getting a complete modular kitchen with high storage capacity and within their budget.  

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Salman and his sons

“Working with Livspace was a smooth experience. Nikita and her team are excellent professionals. They guided us throughout the renovation project. We are extremely happy with how our kitchen turned out.”

Salman, Livspace Homeowner

Scroll down to get tips on achieving a pretty and practical kitchen.


Who livs here: Salman, his wife Zainab and two children

Location: Hyderabad

Size of kitchen: 72 sq. ft.

Designer: Nikita Patel 

Livspace service: Full kitchen renovatio

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹ 


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The Different Kinds of Storage Units in This Kitchen

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How to add more storage in the kitchen and not exceed the budget?

#1: Consider a Simple Layout Change

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A C-shaped kitchen improves the workflow
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There will be no dearth of storage space with a tall unit

The kitchen previously followed an L-shaped layout. But, Salman’s wife Zainab was keen on having a tall unit in the kitchen for maximum storage space. Hence, Nikita suggested a simple layout change. With the addition of the tall unit, the kitchen went from an L shape to a C shape. This change has also allowed for extra counter space and base cabinets. 

This C-shape layout follows the golden triangle rule, easing the workflow in the kitchen. Therefore, if you are also looking for a simple kitchen design for a small house, consider a C-shaped kitchen. 

#2: Go for a Completely Modular Kitchen 

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The tandem drawers under the stove are the most expensive element in this kitchen
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The under-cabinet lighting is mighty useful 
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A modular kitchen comes with all the essential accessories

Picked from the Livspace catalogue, this modular kitchen design perfectly suits the family’s requirements. The storage units and accessories, such as the tandem drawers, D-tray corner unit, wicker basket, etc., came with the model. So, there was no need to opt for any additional accessories or storage units. This avoided the extra cost of buying add-ons.

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#3:Choose Pocket-Friendly Materials and Finishes

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The high-gloss laminate finish is durable and affordable
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The kitchen cabinets are made using MDF 

The entire kitchen is made of MDF or medium-density fibreboard, one of the most economical materials in the market. Yes, we know what you are thinking. MDF is not moisture-resistant, so how can it be used in a place like the kitchen? This is where the role of finishes comes in. This kitchen is finished end to end with high-gloss laminate, making the MDF immune to moisture. 

Have more questions about MDF? This article might help in clearing your doubts: What is MDF? Should We Use it at Home?

The laminate finish is not only durable but also pocket-friendly and offers a lot of variety. Look at the colours in this kitchen. The silver frost (base units) and frosty white (overhead units) exude a clean and polished look, don’t they? 

Nikita chose the design, materials and finishes with the family in a single meeting.

“Due to the pandemic, we could have only one in-person meeting. It was sufficient to decide everything as Salman and his family were easy-going. They made the project smooth and enjoyable.”

Nikita Patel, Livspace Designer

How can Livspace help you?

We hope you liked our simple kitchen design for a small house. If you want such beautiful designs too, then Livspace is at your service. Book a consultation with our expert designers and get quality and safe interiors. Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

To know more about modular kitchens, read What is a Modular Kitchen & How Much Does it Cost?

Let us know your comments and suggestions at editor@livspace.com.  

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