Making a small kitchen appear larger is not as difficult as it may seem. There are lots of ways to trick the eye into thinking a small space is larger than it actually is! These tips and tricks can also be applied to large kitchens to increase functionality and create that wow factor. The following article will show you how to make your kitchen look bigger.
One of the best ways to make a small space appear bigger is to add a colour that brightens up the space. A light colour like white creates a clean and light reflecting palette. White cabinets work well as a blank canvas, while drawing your eye through out the entire space. White is great choice for making your kitchen look bigger, but a neutral can be just as affective. Light Beige, grey or cream can also reflect light and create an illusion of a larger space. To take it to the next level, painting the walls the same as the cabinets will blend the kitchen seamlessly into the space.
Integrating lighting is such an easy and affective way to make a kitchen look bigger. It can be placed anywhere within the space to give a modern and elevated look. Locating the lighting in glass cabinets will make the upper cabinets appear roomy and spacious, while adding it to the kick plate will make the wall appear longer than it is. If your kitchen does not have many windows, it will brighten up the space as well.
If your thinking of lining your whole kitchen with upper cabinets, try to opt them out for open shelves instead. Creating a horizontal vizual point will drag the eye across the room, creating an illustion of a longer space. Too many upper cabinets can make the space feel cramped and tight, while open shelving can add visual interest and design once decorated.
Adding built in appliances is an impactful way to create a larger looking kitchen. Built in appliances de-clutter the space, create a seamless design and a luxurious atmosphere. For smaller spaces, built in appliances will invite the eye to the center of the kitchen instead of towards the appliances. For larger kitchens, it helps elevate the space while creating a luxe, high end feel.
Adding a variety of textures and materials to a small space is an easy way to elevate and make it look bigger. For a modern kitchen, high gloss cabinets is a good way to reflect light through out the space. Adding reflective surfaces will make the room appear larger than it actually is. Adding a high gloss, polished counter top and backsplash will be more affective than adding a brushed or matte material. Try to stray away from dull, light absorbing materials when designing a small space.
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