If your kitchen is on the smaller side, that are a few tricks you can use to make a small kitchen look bigger. Read on to find out our top tips for making the most of your space.
Stick to a light colour scheme
Light colours like white and cream are well known to reflect light and make spaces appear bigger, but don’t feel limited if white isn’t for you. Other pale colours and pastel shades such as mint, lavender, aqua and even pale grey can work just as well. Keeping a consistent colour scheme throughout your kitchen will also help to make the space seem larger, so having your cabinets match the walls will also go a long way.
If the room is lacking in natural light, having plenty of lighting will help reflect around the room. Having extravagant light fittings can clutter a smaller space, so instead opt for integrated lighting such as under cabinet lights to really brighten your kitchen.
Kitchens are often the room that see the most clutter in our homes on shelves, cabinets and worktops. While it’s not practical to store everything out of sight, too much clutter in a small room can make the space feel cramped and look even smaller. If you don’t have enough storage space for your stuff, try to clear the space you see first when you enter the room and store things out of eyeline.
Make it glossy
Mirrors are commonly used in other rooms to maximise space, but you can achieve the same effect in the kitchen with glossy features. A glossy finish on your cabinets and other furniture will help bounce light around the room, creating the illusion of more space.
Another feature that will help make your small kitchen appear brighter and bigger is the introduction of glazing. Glass can be an effective feature on cupboard doors, or try glazed interior doors to really bring the light into the room.