Not everyone has a house or apartment with a large kitchen, which can be frustrating not only in terms of the space available to do anything different but also when you are trying to maximise what bit of space is available.

So if you don’t have the funds or space to build an extension to your kitchen, the following tips will reveal that there are plenty of ways to make a kitchen more spacious without breaking the bank.

One of the first ways to add a sense of space is to use mirrors. Mirrors are one of the most effective ways to bring the illusion of space into any room in the house. Add a mirror to the room and you are doubling what the eye sees as well as the perceived depth of the space.

Next up is to use glass. Glass tables are great for small apartment kitchens because they are transparent and don’t interrupt your line of sight as you gaze around the room. While not the best choice if you have children, glass tables are often less expensive than heavy wooden tables and will probably look good for longer.

When it comes to kitchen worktops, opt for lighter coloured granite or quartz worktops. The former will help reflect light and will also be a good long term investment due to its inherent durability.