What Kitchen Design Will Make a Small Kitchen Look Large?
Do you have a small kitchen? Are you planning a kitchen renovation to make your small kitchen look bigger? Fortunately, you are not the only one dealing with this dilemma. People have been trying a range of tricks to make their kitchens feel bigger by creating an illusion of space.
In today’s blog post, we will explore a few kitchen design tricks to help you make your small kitchen look bigger and more spacious.
1). Lighting Makes All The Difference
A bright and open kitchen is always going to look and feel much bigger. If you have a small space, make sure there is a lot of light. If possible, you might want to replace the solid roof with a glazed roof, install a skylight or install more glass windows to bring in as much natural light as possible.
2). Light Colours
The spaciousness of an enclosed space is determined by its contents, lighting, and colour. If you have ample lighting, the next thing you need to work on is the colour of your kitchen. Dark colours make a room feel more enclosed which is why you should choose lighter colours for your kitchen.
It is also important to avoid too much contrast in the kitchen as it will bring attention to those darker elements. For colour, invest in small things such as window treatments, appliances, or tea towels.
3). Reflective Material
Another way to add more light to your kitchen is to have reflective materials wherever possible. When light bounces off a reflective surface, it enhances the feeling of space. This can be achieved by installing a glass tile backsplash for example.
If you have solid cabinet doors, you can consider replacing them with glass front doors. This adds visual depth and gives the idea of a more spacious kitchen than it is. When you look at your kitchen, your gaze will go deeper and won’t stop at the cabinet door, thus creating the illusion of more space. It is also recommended to pair glass panels with light or white woodwork for maximum effect.
4). Go Vertical
When you don’t have a lot of floor space, you can still make use of the vertical space by installing taller cabinets that go up to the ceiling. Tall cabinets force you to look up which creates the illusion of extra space. On top of that, you will also get more storage with taller cabinets.
5). Make Intelligent Use Of Available Space
How you organise things in a small kitchen has a huge effect on how spacious it feels. You need to keep the sight lines open by making sure there is no clutter on the countertops. Invest in innovative storage solutions to make sure there is a place for everything inside the cabinets. For example, keep your knives in a knife drawer instead of a traditional block set. Try to keep your appliances inside your cabinets.
6). Layout Planning
Take as much time as you need to plan the layout. Have a clear idea of where everything is going to go while making sure you have enough space for prepping and moving around comfortably.
7). Open Shelving
A clever trick to make a small kitchen look bigger is to opt for open shelving. There are hundreds of shelving options available in the market. Instead of built-in units, incorporate open shelving in your kitchen to make the space feel taller and wider.
8). Under Mount Sink
Since under-mount sinks are not at the level of the countertop, it helps in creating that seamless view which, in turn, creates an illusion of extra space. If possible, consider installing a single bowl sink.
The above ideas are some of the things you can do to make your small kitchen look much bigger. The idea is to create a seamless view by using clever storage solutions, lighter colours, reflective materials, and as much glass as possible.
Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors has been providing kitchen renovation services since 1972. Our experts will be happy to discuss a few ideas on how to transform your small kitchen into a refreshing, tasteful, functional and bigger space.
If you would like further help designing your new kitchen call Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors today on (03) 9068 5496 to speak with one of our qualified Interior Designers or book a consultation.