7 tips for making a small kitchen space look bigger

Is your small kitchen space bothering you? Is this space constraint not allowing you to go for your desired kitchen themes or ideas? Are you struggling to find ways to make the most of your available kitchen space?

If your answer is a ‘yes’ to any of these questions above, this post can definitely help you. Few very simple tips that can help you not only utilize the space in the most optimal manner, but also make your kitchen look bigger. As worktops are an essential part of any kitchen, you may also seek professional help from kitchen worktop suppliers in order to choose the most ideal worktop for your kitchen.

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The kitchen is an integral part of any home. Just like the interiors of any other room in your home, kitchen interiors deserve equal amount of attention. In case you have a smaller kitchen space, giving more attention to deciding the kitchen décor theme becomes all the more important. Next few sections provide some tips that can help you achieve a clutter-free look for your kitchen and also make it look bigger:

Light colour shades with minimal contrast

By opting light colour shades such as whites, off-whites, beige, creamy tones, etc. with minimal contrast, you can easily create the illusion of a larger, open space. Try to keep everything – worktops, walls, splashbacks, flooring, cabinets, and ceiling in the same light colour family with little variation. This will help your kitchen appliances, accessories and other items to easily blend in with the overall décor making your kitchen look more spacious.

Parallel or Gallery Layout

There are different types of kitchen layouts, so make sure you choose a layout that works best with your available space. For instance, parallel or gallery kitchen is an excellent option for smaller spaces. In this kitchen layout, two parallel facing worktops are laid opposite to each other at some distance. The layout not only offers enough work space, but also creates the opportunity to have ample storage in the form of cabinets and drawers built below the two opposite facing worktops. Additionally, you may use elongated patterns in geometric shapes, diagonal lines on floors and striped walls to complement the parallel layout and draw the eyes lengthwise making the space look longer.

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Light furnishings and décor

Use of light furnishings and décor such as smaller glass pendant lights, backless stools and floating countertops or work island help in leaving the sight lines open giving the illusion of a bigger space.

Avoid tall closed units

Traditional closed upper cabinets and lofts can make a space look stunted, cramped and bulky. Instead, if you opt for open shelves or replace cabinet doors with glass, it will make your storage space more airy and hence spacious.

Glossy finish for surfaces

Use of glossy textured floors, cabinets, and worktops, stainless steel appliances, glass tiles and satin paint can do the necessary trick.

Use windows to your advantage

Keep window treatments minimal so that natural light is not obstructed and can make your kitchen space look enlarged and airy.

Plan storage wisely

If you can keep your kitchen countertop clutter-free, it can help your kitchen space feel larger. Instead of keeping all the appliances on the worktops opt for corner storage cabinets that can comfortably store items such as coffeemakers, toasters, and other small appliances.