30 Clever Kitchen Ideas to Make Your Space Work Harder

a room full of colourful kitchen ideas
(Image credit: Olive & Barr)

The best kitchen ideas aren't always the simplest, and while we cover all the need-to-know essentials about kitchen design here at Homebuilding & Renovating, sometimes you need to look outside of the box too to get the most from your space. 

From creative layout concepts, exceptional real life design inspiration and new innovations in storage and appliances, we've pulled together 30 of our favourite ideas for the kitchen right now to inspire your project. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.