Small Kitchen Design Tricks that will Get You Inspired
So, you don’t have a Master Chef kitchen! Don’t let that stop you from having the best tiny kitchen in the world! No matter the size of your space, there are always some ingenious design tricks that will make your space look larger and feel more practical. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.
This is a trick as old as interior design, but it’s still worth mentioning. When you’re dealing with a small space, get a bucket of white paint and get splashing! By painting your walls, cabinets and even countertops white, you’ll create an airy space that will make you completely forget about its tiny square footage. Other neutral colors are also a good choice, but make sure to go bright. And to prevent the room from being too sterile, add a few natural elements, like wooden cutting boards and wicker baskets or invest in a single statement piece.
Add some color
Sure, all-white spaces create an illusion of extra space, but many people find them a bit too hostile and bland. If you love bold colors that attract plenty of attention, you can still incorporate them in your tiny kitchen without overwhelming the space. Paint your lower cabinets a bold shade and leave the upper ones white or neutral. Not sure about painting your cabinets in red or yellow? Achieve the same effect by adding a rug that’s much easier to change out if you get bored of the shade.
If you have a tiny space to work with, the last thing you want to do is cut the line of vision and make the space look even smaller. Instead, employ light furniture and transparent materials that will allow your eye to reach far behind them. For instance, there are beautiful see-through bar stools that completely eliminate your visual clutter. Transparent dishes, trays and even cabinet hardware can also help create an illusion of space.
Open up the space
By opening your windows and letting natural light into your tiny space, you’ll extend your visual horizon and make the whole room feel bigger. Plus, the sunshine will boost comfort and make your kitchen more practical. No windows in your tiny kitchen? Invest in ceiling skylights of sky tubes that will take up very little space, give you pleasant natural light, create an airy feeling and serve as a beautiful design feature.
Bigger is not always better
No matter the size of your kitchen, you certainly need appliances. However, you can save some precious space by investing in compact models that will not take a half of your kitchen. Check out some practical bosch electric range models that measure only 30 inches. They still have top-quality burners and a spacious oven for your baking pleasure while taking up very little space!
Zen out with minimalism
Many top chefs and interior designers are turning their kitchens into a minimalist paradise. Light colors, clean lines and simple hardware and fixtures can all help the minimalist design and boost the illusion of space. Add a few minimalist stools and invest in simple, plain cabinets. An uncluttered and simple space always looks bigger!
Let it all hang
Many small kitchens have a big problem with storage space. So, if you don’t really care about minimalism, let all your kitchen tools hang. For instance, if you can’t fit your pots, pans and cutting boards into cabinets, hang them on your kitchen walls. They will double as artwork and always be at your hand’s reach. And, if you have matching cookware, the whole display will look quite tidy and clean. You can also start with bigger items, continue with the medium-sized ones and end your display with tiny elements for a sense of order.
Employ smart design
If you’re not thrilled with the idea of open storage, you can invest in some sneaky, hidden storage. For instance, if you happen to have a cozy window nook for your dining table, why not turn it into a bench. It takes less space and is perfect for under-seat storage for storing less-frequently-used cookware, gadgets and linen. However, if you don’t even have space for a breakfast nook, think foldable. There are practical tables that can be tucked away when not in use and pulled out when you need some seating or extra food prep space.
Invest in a mobile island
Kitchen islands can be very practical, but they do take up significant space. Luckily, there are mobile island options that can be rolled out the way when you need your floor space! Aside from being very handy for food prep, they can also be used for dinner parties when you’re short a seat or two.
See? There are so many great design ideas that will make your tiny kitchen look beautiful and feel comfy and spacious. Don’t hesitate to steal these ideas and implement them in your kitchen for some amazing design effects!