Tips to Make Your Kitchen Look More Spacious
Small kitchens can be difficult to design for. Making them look roomy and large despite their size is not an easy task. Luckily, we have some tips which can make the small kitchen look larger than it is:
- Glass cabinets:
Solid cabinet doors highlight how much area the cabinet is taking, thus making the kitchen look small. Using glass cabinets gives a clear view and an illusion of the kitchen being larger than it is. It is not only modern but serves the purpose as well.
- Using neutral colors:
Neutral and light shades are well-known for giving a spacious ambiance. Peach, cream, white and beige are common choices. Dark or bold colors may be good for backslashing or highlighting certain areas, but using them in the entire kitchen particularly brings out the small size and makes the space imposing.
- Carefully chosen furniture:
When shopping for furniture, the proportion is very often not the first thing that comes to mind. However, furnishing any small space efficiently requires one to think carefully, measure the space and buy furniture that is proportionate in size and structure. The furniture should also not look awkwardly placed but should complement the space. Try to opt for smaller, sleeker pieces for a small kitchen. Anything bulky will take too much space and draw attention.
- Using wall-mounted cabinets:
Since storage is already less in a small kitchen, try to increase it by opting for cabinets that fit your walls. This will not only save you counter-space but also make the kitchen look more compact and put-together.
Despite modular kitchen having the reputation of being expensive and luxurious, one can always purchase some elements of a modular kitchen for more tactical storage. You won’t have to sit and design your own cabinets and have them made. Modular kitchen elements are efficient and designed for a seamless workflow.
Since small kitchens have restrictive space, open shelves are a good option because they are easy to put up and take down as well as completely customizable. Where cabinets can look bulky, open shelves will make the kitchen look airy.
- High ceilings:
Kitchens with high ceilings naturally look more spacious than their lower counterparts. Although this is not something you can choose, getting a high-ceilinged kitchen is lucky. Complement such space with light and neutral colors to give an overall roomy effect.
- Appropriate lighting:
Lighting is essential to create the mood in any room. When fixing lights in the kitchen, try to go for as much natural light as possible. For artificial lights, place them at tactical points which highlight the best parts of your kitchen. Warm, neutral lighting is your best choice.
- Open-space kitchens:
With the right design, open kitchens look a lot larger than closed kitchens of the same size. Use the right colors and select the appropriate cabinets to make the transition from the living room to the kitchen as seamless as possible.
For further advice or for help in designing your kitchen, hiring an interior designer may be a good idea. Wood Works Club is a reputed interior design that has competed over 200 projects with extremely satisfied customers. Visit their website www.woodworksclub.in for more details or to book a free consultation.