Kitchen / June 25, 2018 / .
Reflective surfaces, such as ceramic tile, marble countertops, and stainless steel, subtly amplify the effects of natural and artificial light, thereby making small kitchens seem larger. Plus, adequate lighting improves functionality. Undercabinet lights come in handy while cooking, and pendant lights add ambiance to meals served at an island or peninsula.
There is absolutely no reason to feel sorry about a small kitchen because it always has its advantages: it is cozier, you would not spend 30 minutes to find something because everything is at hand. Here are some ideas how to make a small kitchen cool. To better give an feeling of space, create contrasts in colors and luminosity. Do not hesitate to play with materials like brick, glossy paint, wood and plain white. If your kitchen is very small, you can use built-in furniture and appliances and make the dining zone in the main room. Some more pictured ideas are below to help you better design your small kitchen.
Just as clothing with horizontal stripes can make a person look wider, striped flooring that runs from side to side, rather than following the length of a room, will stretch the apparent floor space. These broad stripes were created by alternating light, and medium-tone laminate floor tiles. Achieve a similar effect by painting existing wooden or vinyl flooring or by covering the floor with a large striped rug.
When selecting your paint, flooring and fitted kitchen, try to keep everything in the same tone or colour family. Bold, bright contrasting colours work best in large kitchens, whereas subtle differences in tone work best in small to make the most of the space and make it appear larger. Sleek, modern appliances will make the kitchen feel less clunky. Think about the size too, if you do not need a double-dishwasher or American sized fridge, then do not buy them. The smaller sized Smeg fridges will give a kitchen an elegant, sleek sense of style without being too over powering, especially in a small space.