They say good things come in small packages. And this is the focus of our interior design post today. Not all of us are blessed with a spacious kitchen. For small kitchen owners, cooking and eating can become a complex and strategic operation. Especially considering that this room is most likely the busiest and most active part of your home.
However, there are so many ways that you can improve the functionality of your mini kitchen while adding to its overall style and beauty. Let’s take a look at some ways to make the most of your small space:
If you lack width and length in your little kitchen, it’s time to look upwards. Your kitchen walls and even the ceiling has storage potential. Consider adding cabinets or shelves to your walls. On a style note, cabinets can look overbearing and take up vital room in small spaces so shelves or thin, glass fronted cupboards may work best. If your kitchen needs a redesign in order to make better use of the space, visit a quality kitchen showroom to see examples of how you could do things differently. Get advice and quotes on bespoke arrangements for your space.
Ceilings can be handy areas to hang items such as pots and pans and utensils. However, there is no point storing your kitchen items up high if you can’t reach them. Keep storage at eye-level, provide a ladder or store items you use often in easy to access points to solve this problem.
Lots of light will open up your small kitchen, making it feel less gloomy and claustrophobic. Plenty of natural light should be your priority so remove obstructions from windows and reconsider your blinds if they are not letting enough light in.
Keep the colors in your kitchen neutral and bright. For an illusion of greater space, the walls, cabinets, and ceilings should blend into one another to create light and flow. Consider adding a mirror opposite your window to reflect more light into the room.
Minimalist ceiling lighting, such as spotlights, are perfect for brightening up a small kitchen when it’s dark outside or one that doesn’t have windows.
Streamline as much as possible
Removing items that take up space or look too overbearing in your tiny kitchen will improve its functionality and style. Downsizing things such as bins, fruit bowls, and dry food containers will help. A small kitchen should be filled with equally petite accessories.
A streamlined and more spacious feel will be achieved by using armless chairs. Stools can be pushed under tables to take up even less space when not in use. Additionally, replace protruding drawer and cabinet handles with internal closing fixtures for cleaner lines.
Be neat and tidy
Once you have improved the style and functionality of your itsy-bitsy kitchen, unfortunately, there is more work to be done. In small spaces, it’s important to be clean and organized. So, make sure everything is stored neatly and conveniently, and keep it that way!
Hopefully, this post has shown you that tiny spaces can be wonderful!