Back in the day, many, many hours were spent in kitchens preparing and cooking elaborate foods. Now that life is busier for everyone, sometimes the only time families are able to get together is during dinner time. This is when they are able to reconnect and update one another on each other’s day. This makes the kitchen a hub for various activities, cooking and hanging out with the family. This makes it important for your kitchen to be functional, but big enough to house multiple people, yet comfortable and cozy, all at the same time.
Unfortunately, these perfect kitchens are not always possible. Small kitchens make this especially hard; they usually don’t allow for enough space to cook and store all your appliances. But do not fret! Our team here at TEKA Kitchen is here to help you utilize your kitchen and make it spacious enough for you.
Opportunity for Creativity
Now is the time to get your creative juices flowing. When undergoing a kitchen renovation, there are endless possibilities that you can utilize in order to make your kitchen more functional and give the illusion of having more space. Here are 6 ideas on how you can make your kitchen look bigger.
Patterns are powerful illusionists. If you have a wallpaper with horizontal lines, it’s going to make your kitchen seem shorter. The same thing goes for certain tiles, making it so that it looks and feels like the space is small. One way to make it seem like you have a larger kitchen is with geometric patterns or vertical designs. Both of these will appear to add some height to your otherwise small kitchen.
It’s already apparent that small kitchens don’t offer enough space to store important things. Due to this, people tend to overcrowd their countertops. Use these tricks to get rid of the clutter.
- toss out any and all outdated kitchen utensils and tools
- use hard to reach shelves for items you don’t use often
- purchase a corner unit to hide appliances
- get a pullout pantry
- save space by buying a mounted pot/knife rack
If you want the light to reflect, creating the illusion of more space, paint your walls and cabinets white. Alternatively, if you don’t want white, use a pale blue to add a little colour while still making your kitchen look bigger.
Reflective surfaces are a great way to add depth to your kitchen. Glass is a relatively cheap and easy thing you can get for your cabinet doors. This allows the natural sight line to travel longer distances, ie. into your cabinets to the back wall, and makes it look more spacious.
Any extremely large piece of furniture, whether it be a big dining room table or something else, will attract attention and make rooms look even smaller than they really are. Things like lightweight chairs, stools, cabinets, etc. are best.
Natural light is always good, no matter what room you are in. This lets people see outside and helps to illuminate the room nicely. You should also make sure to have the right combination of atmospheric lighting and task lighting.
How We Can Help
Do not fret if you have a small kitchen. If you follow our tips, you can avoid a costly renovation while still making it look roomy. If you are looking to spruce up your kitchen, we here at TEKA Kitchen offer Toronto Custom Kitchen Cabinet services! Give us a call today at 905-237-5031 or 416-877-4030! We also offer free estimates, so that you know what to expect for your budget before the work begins.