How to make your small kitchen look bigger? You may not be able to expand a small kitchen. It might even be difficult to move things around since the pipes and electrical sockets are fixed.
However, with some small modifications, you can add more physical space for storage or preparation or at the very least, give the illusion of space. And with more space to breathe in your kitchen, you can really focus on perfecting your recipes!
1. Install hanging wall cabinets
Utilise the space on the wall by adding hanging upper cabinets in matching design with the lower cabinets. With the extra storage space, you can keep most of the things behind the doors, leaving your counter looking neat and tidy.
2. Use more white
Using the same colour tone for the floor, wall, cabinets and ceiling will make your kitchen design look seamless and creates a spacious feeling in the area.
3. Use low backrest chairs or barstools
Low backrest chairs and barstools will not block your view and can be fully hidden under the bar or dining table, allowing more space for you to roam around.
4. Have a minimalist kitchen design
Two-toned kitchen design in black and metal grey will make your kitchen look sleek and clean. Add a lot of built-in storage to keep away all the appliances and groceries.
5. Add storage in unconventional areas
Use the awkward corners and spaces as additional storage area. A professional cabinet-maker will be able to customise practical shelving and pull-out drawers for spices and condiments.
6. Add more light
Having plenty of lights will visually make your kitchen feel more airy and spacious, as compared to a dark, gloomy kitchen. If the windows are too small to let in lots of natural light, install ceiling lights and under-cabinet task lights.
7. Elongate the visual appearance of the kitchen
Use horizontal designs in your small kitchen. Horizontal tile arrangements for the backsplash and horizontal cabinet design could pull the trick just right.
8. Remove the wall
Instead of separating the wet, dry kitchen and dining area with a full wall, go for a low wall instead or remove the wall altogether.