Think beyond the kitchen with a versatile shelf just outside. 'One person can work while another cooks,' says OPPEIN customer. 'I also use it to serve snacks for guests.'
Add lights over the worktops you use most, with extra task lighting as needed. 'The area next to the sink is where I do the most chopping,' says designer.
Use wall-mounted storage to keep tools close and easy to find near cook and prep areas. 'This way I save space, eliminating the need for drawers,' says designer.
Make it easy for guests to set the table or prepare food with open storage. 'In China the kitchen is usually a private space, but I want mine to be open,' says designer.