After 2020, we don’t blame anyone for wanting to change their home’s design and add more space and/or style.
Maybe rethink that small kitchen and see if changing your appliances colour schemes, and/or décor might do the trick.
Fortunately, there are various tips and tricks to give your kitchen a fresh new look for the new year ahead, just like these 10…
1. Ditch your bulky extractor hood…
… for a combined extractor induction hob to save heaps of extra (storage) space. And if you don’t need to add extra shelving or cupboards, how about just leaving that space above your hob empty?
2. Choose a crisp colour palette
You don’t have to drown your small kitchen in all white just to make it look/feel more spacious. Consider another neutral, like beige or cream or soft grey, and see how that helps to spread the light around.
Hint: Painting your kitchen cabinetry’s base units in a darker shade will create the optical illusion of there being much more space between your floor and ceiling.
3. Stick to a simple design scheme
Along with your new crisp colours you’re also going to have to commit to sleek, contemporary details to visually open up your small kitchen. No wonder touches like frosted glass cabinet doors, stainless steel worktops, and white backsplash tiling always seem to remain popular.
4. Commit to flexible storage
It’s not just about cabinetry and shelving. Try a wire panel for hanging glasses upside down, a wall-mounted wine rack, furnishings with built-in storage compartments, etc.
5. Hide your small appliances
That scattering of your kettle, toaster, and other small appliances on countertops just adds to a messy look. Leave only the essentials out (i.e. your coffee maker) and commit the rest to storage behind closed cabinet doors.