KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — We Malaysians are crazy about food. So it’s no surprise that this obsession shows up at home in the kitchen, too. Whether it’s small or large, narrow or wide kitchen, everyone wants to create their own perfect kitchen that will turn them into master chefs (or appear to be one).
With the right layout, countertops, cabinets, backsplash, and appliances, you can make your kitchen space as functional and stylish as you want.
To get you inspired, take a look at these great ideas from RecomN.com recommended Malaysian interior designers:
1. Industrial and metallic in Bukit Jalil
This galley type kitchen can be both functional and sleek. Lots of stainless steel creates an industrial, no nonsense kitchen where everything is clean and streamlined.
Hardwood floors, laminate cabinets, steel skirting, and a tiled backsplash gives this kitchen a strong, durable feel. The ceiling fan helps aide circulation.
Floor-to-ceiling mirrors create the illusion of height and reflect light, along with transparent chairs to keep the space brighter.
A reflective wall along the entire length of the countertop helps extend the kitchen, while strategically placed task lighting provides ample illumination on the work surfaces, giving both a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
The textures are superbly rich in this kitchen.
Cream-coloured cabinets give this kitchen some country style, adding warmth and cosiness to this small space.
7. A small space for entertaining in Bukit Tinggi, Klang
Add some decoration to your kitchen that will not interfere with your food preparation. Shelving creates an ornamental touch to the wall by keeping things neatly displayed.
This clean and green kitchen feels like the inside of a sci-fi movie.
9. A touch of whimsy in Kepong
Chalkboard walls and veneered cabinets give the space that fun vibe. This can be ideal for kitchen owners with young children to develop their creativity by giving them a wall to illustrate your latest recipes.
10. An island of many uses in Gurney Drive, Penang
This kitchen island can be used for food preparation, as a dining area, breakfast nook and even working table.
This kitchen island cleverly uses reflective walls so that even in a small kitchen, the space doesn’t feel cramped.
When you have a small space, every nook and cranny can be used as storage space. This kitchen even features a corner bookshelf where you can easily access those cookbooks for your favourite recipes.
Many tricks are used here, including a fully mirrored wall, mirrored cabinets, display shelves, and counter seating.
This kitchen opts for parquet and wood panelled walls to create a space that entertains while preparing.
Even with sleek and modern appliances, using wood for the interior creates an organic feel to the space. By sourcing from local wood suppliers in Malaysia, you will also help reduce your carbon footprint.
Bricks and tiles give this kitchen a spacious, homey feel.
Make use of the vertical space to make a grand statement.
Only the finest quality ingredients are allowed in this kitchen.
This kitchen combines old and new with modern appliances, marble backsplash, panelled cabinets, and a kitchen mantel.
Where space allows, many Malaysians would opt for a dry and wet kitchen. This kitchen uses stainless steel as the main workhorse in the wet section, and an all-white design in the dry area.
A pop of red adds a nice touch to an otherwise monochrome kitchen.
The stone tiles are the hero feature in this kitchen.
Generous use of red and orange creates a cheerful space — and happy cooks.
24. Black and white in Skudai, Johor Baru
Clean is still in and that can easily be achieved with the black and white colour combination. When mixed with clean lines and ample lighting, it easily becomes a comfortable space to unwind.
Wooden textures and designer tiles on a mostly white space add surprising touches to the space. These design elements are not often used in a kitchen but when done right, they become conversation pieces.
When everything is white and airy, it is easy to add accent pieces to create different looks for the space. Today, you can add potted plants and herbs to the kitchen, and tomorrow, a bowl of fruits can be that decorative element. A white colour scheme adds versatility to the design.
When living in a condominium or an apartment, keeping everything to one side of the unit is a clever trick. This minimises visual clutter, especially when you live in a limited space.
Minimalist designs can be achieved by choosing the right appliances, furniture and accessories. Use storage space underneath sinks and counter space. Overhead are wide storage cabinets that can fit items of different sizes.
The bar and kitchen are clearly sectioned in this space. You can easily prepare your favourite cocktails along with some bar appetizers when the kitchen is easily accessible.
This kitchen uses veneer cabinets for texture, while the unusual layout helps divide the space into different work areas.