Planning the design of a small kitchen can be a complicated and painful task, but by observing some great small kitchen ideas pictures below, you should be able to discover new ideas to plan the redesigning and remodeling job of your small kitchen.
When you cannot expand laterally due to the limited space of your kitchen, your only way is up. Expand vertically whenever possible and use any empty spaces on your wall efficiently. There are several ways to do vertical expansion. You can choose taller cabinets with more shelves inside, add shelves above your kitchen’s door, use hanging rack on your ceiling to store your kitchen utensils, and use the space above your cabinet to store rarely used items. There are many small kitchen ideas pictures on the internet that you can use as references for your vertical expansion job.
Leave empty space for breathing.
Just because you want to make use of the limited space of your kitchen efficiently doesn’t mean you have to leave no room for breathing. Expand vertically or laterally as much as you want, but don’t be so aggressive that there is no empty space left in your kitchen. Extra empty space is especially wanted on your countertop, so if you choose too small countertop or you use up the space on your countertop for storing spices, you will end up lacking enough space for working. Use your kitchen’s limited space efficiently, but leave enough room for breathing because you need that room to create airy atmosphere in your small kitchen.
Make your kitchen brighter.
Bright colors create an illusion of space, so flood your kitchen’s walls, floor and furniture with bright-colored paints. You can add darker accents on your countertops, floor, and corners to prevent your bright kitchen from looking too bland. The metallic colors of your kitchen utensils can also be used as accents, so it might be better to store them outside your cabinets by using pegs, wall-mounted hooks, or ceiling-mounted racks. You can also use mirrors whenever possible because they make your bright kitchen even brighter and roomier.
Use your kitchen for dining.
You may have a kitchen with limited space because you use separate rooms for your kitchen and your dining room. So, why don’t you remove the separator and combine both rooms into one big room? Integrating dining function in a kitchen is a common trend nowadays. You can take a look at small kitchen ideas pictures that integrate dining room and kitchen in one room as references. To save even more space, you can use a pull table that is concealed in your kitchen island when not used.
Make your kitchen enjoyable.
In the end, the best design for your kitchen depends on your personal taste and preferences. If you don’t like a kitchen that is too bright, darker colors still look good in a small kitchen, if you know how to work with them. Explore all available small kitchen ideas pictures and choose one particular design that suits your preferences.