Compact kitchen designs
Contrary to popular belief, compact kitchens offer more advantages than one might initially think. They are easier to maintain, the cost of developing the kitchen itself is more economical and the closer working triangle means that one person in the kitchen always has everything at their fingertips!
These are the reasons why we’re seeing more and more compact kitchens, so let’s take a look at the top 3 tips to make your kitchen look bigger and serve you well!
1. Low-contrast colour palette
Creating a kitchen with a colour palette that is not very different from that of the walls or surfaces makes the kitchen appear larger than it is. Here is an example where the facade, wall panel and the rest of the kitchen are in similar greyish-white tones. A bright kitchen really does seem more spacious!
2. Wall-to-ceiling cabinets – for a cleaner design
In smaller kitchens, it is preferable to have the wall cabinets as high up as possible to create a more relaxed feel in the kitchen. After all, it also frees up space at eye level.
3. Last, but most important – lighting!
If your kitchen space does not allow for a large kitchen, then you need to think about lighting in particular. Whatever your preferences, if the lighting in your kitchen is not optimal, it will appear smaller than it is!
Compact Kitchens – Summary
Natural lighting should be used sensitively, but the key to a kitchen is a wide range of artificial lighting solutions. It all depends on what the budget allows, but lighting solutions can be placed above the sink so that dishes don’t have to be washed in the dark, or in drawers and under cupboards so that the light fills the space harmoniously. Kitchen lighting really does play a big part in how spacious a room feels.
Compact kitchens are nothing to worry about, because if they are thoughtfully and tastefully designed, they may even serve you better in the long run and seem more handy for everyday use than larger kitchen furniture!
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