A kitchen usually becomes the hub of the family where you spent your time to gather, eat, laugh, and share every special moment with the rest of the family member. When you have limited space, you should take smart planning to make a multi functional and aesthetically appealing kitchen.
Larger doesn’t always have to be better, especially when we talk about kitchens. Small kitchens are usually more efficient work spaces than the big ones. Space and good design are not always specific for a large kitchen. All you need are small kitchen design ideas that keep your tiny space well-organized, functional, and stylish. Here are some small kitchen design ideas that you can try at your home.
- Focus on Function
The main function of a kitchen is to prepare meals. Stay focus on first function and make sure that you have the utensils and work space that you need. It is possible to save a bit area by using scaled-down or innovative appliances, for instance, refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves, stoves with only two burners, and single sinks.
If work area is at a premium, consider a small-scale island and a counter-topped cart that is able to be rolled into a closet when not in use.
- Open Up Cupboards
Small kitchens can feel frightening if the cabinets are towering overhead. You may not be able to reach what’s in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Make them organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage.
You can also consider using shelves, pot racks, and magnetic knife or spice holders. Your tiny kitchen will look larger and provide a display space for your favorite meals, shiny pots and pans, and a beautiful artwork.
- Mix Up the Materials
Your kitchen may be short on interesting architectural details, so you have your own choice to add the all-important style by compelling counter top surfaces, cabinetry, fixtures, lighting, color, and flooring.
Create a mix board with samples and swatches of materials under consideration to make a cohesive look. Consider using a similar color and style of fixtures and cabinet pulls to make it looks unified.
- Go For Glass
One of the most common ways to make your small kitchen looks more spacious is to incorporate glass. Choose a glass counter or tabletop, tile, door cabinets or kitchen doors that connect with the outdoors or lead to the next room.
The use of mirrors that are hanged around a room, or pass-through windows into the next room can lighten up the look.
- Lighting Strategy
A tiny kitchen should have a combination of task and atmospheric lighting. You can place pendant lights in the eating area, incandescent lighting underneath the cabinets and incandescent spot lighting above cabinetry. This way can counteract the bluish cast of fluorescent lighting and gain dramatic atmosphere.
The lighting can be positioned under base cabinetry in order to create a shiny look down onto the toe plate.
So, which are your favorite small kitchen design ideas?