When you think of the perfect kitchen, chances are you don’t think of words like “small” and “cluttered.” Unfortunately, in most homes, we have to make do with tiny counters, cramped floor space and small cooking surface. And expanding the kitchen walls is not always possible for everyone because it can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are many other ways in which you can create a more open and spacious feel in the room, all without tearing down any walls! Here are a few tricks to create the illusion of space in a small kitchen and make the most out of every square inch:
1. Use light colors
Color is one of the most crucial components that determine how spacious a room looks and feels. If you are not ready to cut back on your appliances or collection of tableware, the best way to make the kitchen feel bigger is to repaint it in a light color. Colors like white, beige, cream, light yellow and pale gray can lend the space an airy feel.
2. Choose smaller furniture pieces
The best way to open up floor space in your kitchen is to choose small furniture that does not take up a lot of room. You should pick up chairs, benches and tables in slimmer silhouettes so that they leave sufficient space for you to move around the room freely. You can also opt for foldable pieces that can be tucked away when not in use.
3. Opt for built-in shelves and cabinets
Built in shelves and cabinets can really help you save on space in your kitchen. When tucked into walls, shelves and cabinets do not obstruct the flow of the space. Moreover, it also helps make the room look orderly and clutter-free.
4. Allow natural light in
If you have a window in your kitchen, avoid covering it up with heavy drapes. You should let in as much natural light as possible. Sheer curtains and valances are much smarter choices instead of blinds and drapes. In addition to making the kitchen feel airy and spacious, it will also reduce the need to turn on the lights during the day, which, in turn, will bring down your energy bills.
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