Many older houses have surprisingly large landings. You can put this otherwise wasted space to good use by turning it into a tiny kitchen – a particularly practical idea if there is an elderly or teenage member of the family who would appreciate a little bit of self-sufficiency.

The cooker shown here is small enough to squeeze in, but it has three normal-sized rings and a proper oven, while the simple sink unit provides a work/ draining surface and plenty of cupboard space below. To avoid any suggestion of a cold, clinical appearance, choose a natural wood ceiling, a warm coloured wall covering. Create extra storage facilities by fixing racks, hooks, rails and shelves wherever possible, and try to make a focal point by adding something bright, like the rainbow design mirror, above the wall shelves.

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