14 Mar Making Small Kitchens Work
Everyone wants to have a large spacious kitchen. The reality is, many of us are tight on space, and the space constraints won’t let us work with the larger kitchens. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful kitchen; it just means that you have to be careful with the design of your kitchen. Here’s how to make the most of your small kitchen.
You colour scheme can greatly affect the look of your kitchen. Use light coloured cabinets to create a spacious feeling. If you do love the deeper tones, you can also go extremely dark (black, navy, charcoal). if the walls are the same colour, the cabinets will recede visually and create the impression that the walls are further back. You should also use a low contrast colour scheme. When the countertops, cabinetry, woodwork and walls are similar colours, the eye glides over the surfaces, tricking you into thinking the space is bigger than it is.
Cabinets can play a large role in how big or small your kitchen feels. Ornate cabinetry and fussy details can make a kitchen feel chopped up. What you should do is design with clean simple lines to create a roomier feel. You can also add glass doors to your cabinets. This will lighten the look of the cabinetry and allow the eye to travel through to the back. Just make sure you don’t clutter the interiors or it will defeat the purpose.
Your storage can also have an impact on how small or large your kitchen feels. Use open shelving to reduce visual weight. This will create the illusion of a more expansive space. For an even sleeker look, use floating shelves. You can also recess your storage so that it is flush with the wall. This is a great idea for the pantry or storage for glasses, plates and dishes.
If you are able to, you should merge the kitchen into a larger space such as the dining room or living area. If the space is opened up the kitchen will feel much larger than a kitchen that is closed in with walls on all sides.
The last and most obvious tip is to de-clutter the bench space. Rather than over crowding the shelves and bench space, focus on a few stand out items and necessities and hide the rest away. You should also flood the space with light! No matter what colour your kitchen is, natural light beaming in will help the room feel as large as possible.
If you are designing a kitchen for a small space, consider these options while going through the design process. With these tips you can utilise all of the space and turn a small kitchen into a beautifully designed spacious kitchen.
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