How to Create Some Breathing Space in a Small Kitchen
Many homes face the challenges of having to deal with small kitchen spaces. While increasing the physical size of the kitchen might not be viable, there are several ways of designing these spaces to create the illusion of a larger space. In small kitchen spaces, glass cabinet doors should be used instead of solid ones; this makes the cabinets look light while enabling eyes to see what is inside the cabinets in order to make the space look bigger. The kitchen interior must always be free from clutter. The light and airy look of the space makes it appear larger.
The kitchen cabinet finish should be similar to that painted on the walls. This is a way of eliminating any boundaries that might occur visually so that the eye can roam freely within the space. Though one can use lighter color tones, darker tones will make the walls appear farther back than they really are giving an impression of a larger space. For instance, this kitchen gives the cabinets and walls a white finish that gives the room an airy look.
One should avoid visual bulk in the small kitchen by using furnishings that are small in size. Slim chairs, narrow tables, islands or tables small in size as well as stools that are streamlined will not occupy so much space in the kitchen. Thick bases or even large furniture legs should be avoided at all costs since they can create visual bulk in the kitchen further compressing the available space.
Kitchen storage solutions that are recessed or inbuilt can also be implemented in small kitchens as less space is occupied leaving room for a spacious and airy look. For a spacious and sleek feel in small kitchens, clean and crisp lines that are well smoothened out should be integrated into the home.
The kitchen can also be designed to overlook another room for a spacious look. For instance, this kitchen has an extension to the dining area making the place look two in one.
Open shelves such as the floating models are perfect for creating a more expansive and sleek look with minimal or no visual weight. Ensure that the small kitchen is well lit, the surfaces are free from clutter and visual elements such as patterns can be used to direct the eyes upwards toward the kitchen ceiling for an illusion of a larger space.Back To Top.