Kitchen / June 2, 2018 / .
Certain elements, like backless barstools, wire kitchen islands, or glass pendant lights for example, leave sight lines open and do not trip up your eye as you move around the room. Floating countertop, and mid century stools, do just that. We talk a lot about using reflective mirrors strategically, but stainless steel appliances, glossy floors, satin paint, glass tiles, and sleek cabinets can also do the trick.
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.
While red as a kitchen color is not for everyone, it should be considered if you want to add spark and spice. In a kitchen with plenty of dark colors, it can cut through the gloom. In a kitchen with fog-gray stainless steel appliances, it can provide a welcome focal point for the eyes. Going red is like taking that big leap off the cliff. If you are going to do it, make sure you do it well.
A small kitchen dictates small-scale furnishings, but take it a step further by choosing a work island, bar chairs, or stools that are visually lightweight, such as this small industrial island. Clean lines do not distract the eye, and the furniture piece allows you to see the floor and walls beyond, making the room feel larger.