Kitchen / June 15, 2018 / .
Open shelving is another great way to make the most of a small kitchen. However, it must be kept minimal and tidy. Clutter on display is going to make the room feel crowded. There is an old saying of a place for everything and everything in it is place. Storage is essential to small kitchen living. If you can create dedicated space for items and activities it will make the space look, and feel, much bigger and you will be able to better utilise the space.
When painting your walls, countertops, cabinetry, and shelves, use different colors that do not have a huge contrast. The space will look bigger than it is. But make sure the colors belong to the same color family. For instance, you can use soft gray and green hues. Buyers eyes would not be confused by the abrupt shifts from light to dark and your kitchen will look spacious and serene.
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.
Add storage to a small kitchen, without consuming valuable floor space, by recessing a shelving unit into the wall space between studs. These recessed shelves, trimmed and finished to match the woodwork, blend with the architecture. If you do not have space within your kitchen, look for a spot near your kitchen, such as a breakfast nook or hallway, to implement recessed shelves.