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Small Kitchen on the Gold Coast? No Problem! BJF Joinery Helps You Maximise Your Space!

At BJF Joinery, we understand the intimate connection homeowners have with their kitchens. It’s where families gather, memories are made, and dishes come to life. But what if your kitchen feels a bit… snug? Don’t worry, our experts have renovated countless kitchens, and we’re brimming with ideas to maximise your space!

The BJF Joinery Perspective: Challenges of a Small Kitchen

Common concerns we’ve seen

From our experience at BJF Joinery, the trials of a small kitchen are plentiful – restricted storage, limited counter space, and an often-overwhelming feeling of being boxed in. But these challenges? They’re our speciality.

Size vs. design: Which genuinely matters?

While many lament over square footage, we believe that layout is king. Even spacious kitchens can feel stifling if not designed right. Think about it: does a large canvas guarantee a masterpiece? Not without the right design.

The Necessity of Expert Planning Before Small Kitchen Renovations

Defining your renovation goals with BJF Joinery

Our first step is always understanding your vision. Is it storage you’re after? An efficient workflow? With clear objectives, our team crafts the perfect design blueprint.

Budgeting: Quality without compromise

At BJF Joinery, quality is our signature. And budget? Just another parameter we optimise around. It’s like making a gourmet dish from simple ingredients. It’s all in the expertise.

BJF Joinery’s Recommended Renovation Ideas for Small Kitchens

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Maximising vertical spaces

Our suggestion? Think skyward. We often design wall-mounted solutions, turning bare walls into functional spaces.

Benefitting from multi-functional furniture

For us, furniture isn’t just about aesthetics but functionality. We champion versatile pieces, adding value to every inch of your kitchen.

The power of light colours and reflective surfaces

Bright and reflective surfaces, as we’ve found, can make any space feel open and airy. Do our designs often incorporate these elements and the results? Simply stunning.

Why we love open shelving

Open shelves offer both convenience and style, making them our favourite recommendation. They’re like reading an open book – everything’s there, within reach, and aesthetically pleasing. You can view some kitchen open shelving ideas here.

open shelving in butlers pantry kitchen renovation on the gold coast

Common Mistakes in Small Kitchen Renovations

Over-filling your space

At BJF Joinery, we’ve witnessed many cram everything into their kitchen, leading to a chaotic space. Our advice? Less can be more.

Overlooking the role of lighting

Lighting isn’t just functional; it’s transformative. A well-lit kitchen feels inviting, warm, and spacious. It’s why we always give lighting the attention it deserves in our designs. View kitchen lighting here.

lighting in small kitchen renovation on the gold coast

Adding the BJF Joinery Personal Touch to Your Kitchen

Decor meets storage

Our designs often incorporate decor elements that double as storage solutions. It’s not just about space; it’s about style too.

The beauty of greenery in your kitchen

Green elements can invigorate a kitchen. We often incorporate plant spaces, creating a vibrant, lively ambience.

Labrador Kitchen Renovation and custom cabinetry with elegant green splash back


A small kitchen can indeed be a dream kitchen with the right touch. And who better to provide that touch than BJF Joinery? With years of experience and countless successful projects under our belt, we’re your trusted partner for kitchen renovations on the Gold Coast. Looking to maximise space and style in your small kitchen? Let’s collaborate! Find inspiration and more details on our kitchen renovations at and specifically on our Kitchen renovation page.



  1. Q: Can I renovate my small kitchen without professional help? A: While DIY renovations are possible, consulting with a professional can ensure efficient use of space and avoid costly mistakes.
  2. Q: Do light colours really make a difference in small spaces? A: Absolutely! Light colours reflect light, making spaces appear larger and more open.
  3. Q: Are open shelves hard to maintain? A: While they might require more regular cleaning, they offer easy access to items and can make spaces feel less cramped.
  4. Q: How can I introduce more storage without making my kitchen feel cluttered? A: Utilise vertical space, opt for multi-functional furniture, and incorporate storage solutions that double as decor.
  5. Q: What type of plants are best for kitchens? A: Opt for herbs like basil, mint, or rosemary. They’re functional, smell great, and are easy to care for.
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