Kitchen / March 25, 2018 / .
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.
A trick of great kitchen designers to use shallow cabinets. You are still getting a key part of a kitchen which is essential to the look, without compromising on space. An added trick of installing lighting underneath the top cabinets and just above the kick board will bring more light to this area. Curves in the kitchen really can be your best friend. Curved cabinets and surfaces create soft lines and can open up small, tight spaces more. It might seem like only a few inches, but the difference it will make will seem much more.
Take the cafe curtain off the window, add under-cabinet lighting, and paint those oak cabinets glossy white! You can even add a mirror over a window-less sink to bounce the light around. The lighter and brighter your kitchen, the roomier it will feel. So all white is not your thing? No problem — but try to pick a color and stick to it. If your cabinets, walls, and countertops are all varying shades of gray, for example, the space would not feel chopped up by a countertop that is a strong contrast to the woodwork above and below.
Good kitchen design rules often dictate that very dark colors, cold neutrals, and all other cold colors like blues, greens, purples, violets, and other colors in similar families do not promote hunger. Thus, they generally do not work as well in kitchens. That said, kitchen colors should ultimately follow personal tastes. Black is conventionally a poor kitchen color.