Having a huge kitchen complete with the latest state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and appliances is everyone’s dream. A large kitchen provides more than enough space for you to do your cooking activities and to put all of your cooking equipments. However, not everyone has the luxury of having a big kitchen in their house. A lot of modern houses or apartments are equipped with quite small kitchens. Below are several simple small kitchen design tips that will help you to make the most of the available space.
1. Paint the walls with bright colors
Bright, cheerful colors such as yellow, aquamarine, or baby pink tend to give the illusion of a larger space. You can also combine the colors to create a specific mood or a statement. A touch of bright color will give bold statement for a small space.
2. Open up the window and maximize the lighting
Sufficient lighting will make your small kitchen look bigger. If your kitchen already has a large window, don’t cover it with a curtain. Remove the curtain to let in more natural light. You can install a mini blind with narrow slats so you can cover the window at night or when no one’s at home. If your kitchen doesn’t have a large window, compensate with good lighting. Under cabinet or under counter lighting can help create the illusion of more space.
3. Get rid of clutter and mess
Don’t leave stuff lying around your kitchen, keep your kitchen clutter free. Only put the necessary utensils or appliances on the counter top. You should store the rest in the cabinet or cupboard. By minimizing clutter at eye level, your kitchen will look and feel larger than it really is.
4. Make use of the wall for equipment storage
You mount open shelves or hanging racks on your walls if you don’t have enough space in your kitchen cabinets. Open storage is great for organizing spices, cooking utensils, dinnerware, etc. With a little creativity, everyday kitchen objects can make good decorations. You can also hang fabric pockets behind your kitchen door for storing small objects like aluminum foils, paper bags, or napkins.
5. Opt for compact kitchen appliances
Kitchen appliances today come in various designs and sizes. Manufacturers have come up with space-saving appliances to make small kitchen design easier. Smaller appliances like microwave can be hung underneath cabinets to saving space.