July 26, 2019 9:00 am
A small kitchen has a lot more potential than you may think, so don’t let the limited amount of space hold you back – embrace it and make the most out of the space you do have.
Optimising your kitchen space
Here are some tips to make your kitchen feel bigger and less cluttered:
Don’t Look Down
Draw your eye up to the ceiling by building up your cabinetry rather than leaving a dust trap above them and installing them around the diameter of your kitchen. By adding glass windows to these cabinets, making the depth visible and including decorative touches, this will create the illusion that there is more space than there actually is. Even if you haven’t got a high ceiling, by painting it and adding statement lighting, it will attract the eye and make it feel taller.
Light Reflecting Accessories
When it comes to accessorising your kitchen, by choosing either metallic or white features, it will help make your small kitchen look bigger. These colour choices reflect the light as well as add stylish touches to your cooking space. Whether it’s decorative pieces like plant pots and photo frames, or useful utensils like copper pots and pans, they can all help bring more light into your kitchen.
Slimline, Skinny Features
If your dining area is in your kitchen or you have a breakfast bar, make sure to choose slimline furniture which will take up less room. Chunky wooden legs and thick table surfaces will block your vision and get in the way, so make sure you choose slim bar stools or streamlined counters. Another idea is to go for a built-in bench as it will be formed around the edge of the room and can also be used as a useful storage option.
Ditch the Cabinet Doors
Drawers offer more storage space than cabinets as they can be wider and deeper, as well as easier to access. On top of this, you have more organised space when you use drawers, so there is no need for rummaging around and making your kitchen look messy. Another alternative to cabinets is using your walls as storage space for kitchen utensils; shelves, hooks or pegboards, the possibilities are endless.
If you need some help with making your small kitchen feel bigger, contact one of our experts today for more guidance and advice.