What to Do with a Small Kitchen to Make it Look Large
The kitchen is a very important part of you house because this is the place that the whole family uses a lot. Making a small kitchen look large is not so difficult with kitchen remodeling designs. Follow the ideas below to help make your small kitchen a large one.
If you have a narrow and tight space, you can add an illusion of expansiveness by making it light and bright. You can paint your walls and ceiling white. The color white has the quality of reproducing light. Another quality of the color white is that it expands the sense of space and draws out the walls. A white countertop will help make it look larger. Your cabinets and wall-mounted furniture should also be white or light in color. It will look like a bright, tidy, and uncluttered unseamless space.
You can also make it appear bigger by organizing all the components in your kitchen in adjacent colors or colors that have slight differences when put together. This will give it a seamless look since demarcating lines disappear. Your cabinets, countertops, appliances, and other furniture should have identical colors as well. You should arrange your kitchen in such a way that your appliances, cabinets, and countertop will harmonize your chosen color tone.
It is good to put a window so natural light will come in. Make sure that if you are going to put a blind or a curtain, the color will match the kitchen color scheme. You don’t have to feel that you are in a cramped space if natural lighting comes in during the daytime. If you have a single tall window that you can open, then you can put some blinds of curtains on it. You don’t have to put blinds or curtains if you use smoky glass for your windows which can let natural light in and keep your home private.
If your design will let people draw their eyes up, it will increase the height of the space. You can put moldings on the gap between the crown of your shelves and the ceiling to draw attention. Or you can deck it with wine racks, huge ceramic platters with some dramatic lighting. Ceiling height varies but cabinet sizes are usually standardized. Ceilings and walls are, most of the time, not accurately square. This is why there is a gap formed by the cabinet tops and the ceilings. If your house has a low ceiling, you can install cabinets flushed to the ceiling so the space disappears. It is only through visualizing the space that can make your small kitchen space feel bigger. You can decorate the space with panels, molding or ornaments.
These are just a few suggestions in making your small kitchen to look larger.