How to use Vertical Space in Small Kitchens & Utilities


If you’re dreaming of a glorious, designer kitchen but you’re short on space, don’t despair.

You don’t have to give up your dream, there are lots of ways to build a designer kitchen into a smaller space using the vertical space on offer.

Kington Building Supplies and Rhayader Building Supplies are experts in Kitchen Design and can help you make the most of the space you have. We have many happy customers in Hereford, Leominster and the Powys areas. We help our customers plan and design their ideal kitchen and help you find an expert kitchen fitter to install it for you.

We are for prestige retailer for Omega plc who manufacture Chippendale Kitchens.



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Most people tend to think in two dimensions most of the time.  Consider how the majority of our world is laid out, maps, GPS directions, your desk at work.  Even though we inhabit a three-dimensional world, our day-to-day activities mostly happen in terms of left, right, backwards, forwards. (Or for those of us cardinally inclined — north, south, east, west.)


Naturally, this tendency is often reflected when homeowners start to think about updating or replacing their kitchen. Most initial plans for a space where ample storage space is necessary will try to fill all available floor space with kitchen cabinets.  While this is not necessarily a mistake, many opportunities can be missed by not considering the up-down possibilities. Kington Building Supplies  professional kitchen designers have experience leveraging all three dimensions, and quite often will be able to create a design that puts unused space to work!

“Going vertical” works especially well in smaller spaces, as maximizing that area can even double the storage capacity of some rooms!  You can easily see how using tall wall cabinets dramatically increased the storage capacity of any kitchen or utility room.  Certain washers & dryers will even allow you to stack them on top of each other, freeing up significant floor space to allow for more kitchen cabinets, shelves, and utility sinks.

We have recently seen an old house which featured a laundry room with a shower that doubled as a place to wash the owner’s often muddy dogs.  How’s that for maximizing a space — it’s laundry room, linen closet, shower, doggy bed, and dog wash.  It was all fit in neatly in a roughly 7′ x 9′ space because they were able to “think up!

If you live in Hereford, Leominster, Knighton, Llandrindod or anywhere in North Herefordshire or South Shropshire and need help choosing a new kitchen or revamping your existing Kitchen, then we’re more than happy to help. 

Call us on 01544 230081 or visit our Kitchen Showroom at Kington Building Supplies, Sunset Yard, Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3SF. We cover Hereford and the surrounding counties of Herefordshire and Powys!