“The kitchen is the core of your home, it is the place where lots of your family’s hearts have melted many times” may sound cliché to a lot of people but reality substantiates this as true. So how can a family of four look after each of their assigned chores all at the same time in a family kitchen that can accommodate only 2 persons at a glance? Like how can the images you periodically browse over when the mood consumes you be digested by an uninitiated mind? A small kitchen that can physically accommodate only two persons will never grow in physical size but you can visually enlarge it.
Well here are some ideas for small kitchen construction and remodeling describing the basic points of the schemes with words for easy understanding.
1. Keep It Light and Bright
Making it light and bright add an illusion of expansiveness to an otherwise narrow and tight space.
There are so many ways but none more effective than painting the walls and ceilings white. White reproduce light, expand sense of space and makes the walls draw out. You can then make your choice of white colored countertops, cabinetry and other wall mounted furniture matched with tile flooring’s that are predominantly white or light colored. The look will be one seamless space; bright, tidy and uncluttered. You can also use varying shades of white or you can recess your cabinet panels and use moldings to add some subtle shadows and drama if you really love the purity of an all-white theme.
2. Make A Go For the Low Contrast Color Blending
Organizing all the components in your small kitchen in contiguous colors will make it appear bigger. Adjacent colors; that is colors that have very slight variance when put together offer a seamless look, demarcating lines disappear. A light and bright kitchen but not totally white for those that like a little deviation in the color tone.
When painting and choosing kitchen appliances, custom countertops, custom cabinetry and other furniture choose those colors that are homogeneous/identical and don’t deviate too much. Make a plan of where an appliance, cabinet or a countertop is set to be placed so as to harmonize your chosen color tone and make it flow freely. That way you fulfilled the strategy of delineating your trendy color scheme.
3. Let Natural Light In
Although the physical space of your small kitchen is minimal it doesn’t mean you cannot place a window that will let natural light in. A single glass window with a matching blind that fits in with the entire color scheme or if you want nothing to distract from the unbroken look a slightly smoky glassed one for privacy.
Nothing is more soothing and appealing than a kitchen that has natural lighting during daytime to dispel away the suffocating sensation of limited space. Install a single tall window that can be opened when you want to, covered in clear glass that you can dress up with a complementary blind or curtain. If you want to keep the unbroken look you can do away with curtains or blinds for privacy. You can instead use smoky glass for the window, still letting in light but giving you enough concealment.
4. Utilize the Eye High Structure
When designing make allowances for drawing the eye up. It increase the height of a space when the eye can follow a perpendicular path from eye level to the ceiling. The space formed by the gap between the crown of your shelves and the ceiling can draw attention when outfitted with moldings and functionally decked with wine racks, huge ceramic platters that is not often used or installed with some dramatic lighting.
Cabinets are purchased as standardized sizes and ceiling heights varies from house to house. Also more often than not ceilings and walls are not accurately square. That’s the reason why usually there’s a gap formed by the top of cabinets and the ceilings. For low ceilinged houses though cabinets can be installed or mounted flushed to the ceilings so this space disappear. When you have this ledge space in your kitchen, then you’re lucky for you can make your space feel bigger by awarding visualizations with this interesting space. You can have it boxed by fitting in some panels and moldings or you can dramatize it with functional ornamentation’s.
These are but a few recommendations, there’s a lot more to come. Watch out for the follow up parts in the succeeding post. You can find a lot of small kitchen ideas with images from online and actual catalogs/brochures of construction and remodeling companies and other architectural platforms. Majority of these companies conceptualized design, schemes and plans for customers and clients alike to choose from. Or some are harvested from online and actual remodeling and construction enthusiasts’ pages. They compile these images as their small kitchen ideas collections and share them for the pleasure of the public who has no access to them otherwise.