Let’s face it, space is something we all crave and few of us have. I love to cook and would love to have an enormous kitchen complete with huge double oven, teppanyaki grill, carerra marble worktops etc, but living in London we are compromised on space. You can however be very creative with small spaces and fit a lot in. I’m designing a kitchen for a small space and am using many of the ideas from Joan Schindler’s tiny New York kitchen in the photo below. Cabinets going right up to the ceiling make the most of all available space, painting the interior of the glass fronted cupboards adds some visual interest and literally every inch has been carefully planned and used. I start off these kinds of designs by creating a list of everything that has to be included and a wishlist of things that aren’t necessary but would be nice (dishwasher, double sink etc) and then juggle arrangements to try and fit it all in, you’d be amazed at what’s possible when you spend some time on the planning process.