Here, then, is our list of design tips for smaller kitchens.
- Light and Bright: stay away from dark, dull colors that will make the room look small. Go, instead, for the lighter and brighter colors, which will make your kitchen seem much larger!: if the wall between the kitchen & dining areas of the house isn’t a structural wall, knock it down. This will create the added illusion of additional space!
- Floating Cabinetry: keep the kitchen cabinets as close to the ceiling, and the top of the walls, as possible. This will free up the square footage of the floor, if only incrementally.
- Beefy Appliances Are a No-No: oversized appliances can clutter up the space and make a small room seem even smaller. Opt for sleek, simple appliances.
- Glass Tile Backsplashes: to be sure, this is a bit of an investment. However, glass tile backsplashes – especially so-called “subway” style tiles – can also add the appearance of space in an otherwise small room.
- Lights, Camera, Action: the right lighting makes all the difference in any room, but most especially in a cramped kitchen. Pendant lights on the ceiling – combined with fluorescent lights under the cabinetry – will make for a bigger, bolder-looking room.