New home construction usually includes an expansive, open design kitchen. But, what if you don’t live in a newly constructed home or rather, live in a small, one bedroom condo with a teeny, tiny kitchen? Below are some idea to assist you in redesigning a kitchen to make the space feel and look larger.
- Downsize It- Usually, small kitchens are used solely for meal prep; no homework here! Think scaled-down-in-size appliances. Stoves with two burners rather than four, single sinks or pint-sized microwaves. Fancy one of those islands? Try a counter-topped cart on wheels, when not in use, can be rolled into a closet for storage.
- Open It Up – Overhead cabinets in a tight-spaced kitchen can make you feel claustrophobic. And, let’s face it, most of the stuff stored up there hasn’t been used in months. When considering a small spaced kitchen, why not trade out those top cupboards for open storage. In doing so, can let you show off your favorite dishes, glassware or shiny pots and pans.
- Mix It Up – Consider mixing up the textiles. Mixing wood with metal, interesting fabrics and cheeky drawer pulls add interest. But, use the same color to unify the look.
- Don’t Forget the Lights – Regardless of the size of kitchen, this room requires task as well as atmospheric lighting. Consider adding under cabinet lighting for that needed ambiance. Or, retrofit the canned lighting with pendant lighting adapters.
- Go Big with Color – The color of walls, appliances, stools, even dishtowels can have an impact on small-spaced kitchens. Pastels or other light colors reflect light, drawing the eyes upward, giving a sense of a taller spaced kitchen.