Kitchens in our city-homes are always cramped and the lack of space has become inescapable. With high real estate prices, kitchen space is often compromised and most flats come with poky kitchens, sometimes even fitted along narrow passages! Under such circumstances, it is difficult to manage space.
Here are some tips that will help you deal with the problem and design your urban kitchen:
- Color Illusion:
The color of your kitchen helps to create an illusion. Use similar colors for the walls, cabinets, furniture, and flooring. It then becomes difficult for the eye to differentiate between the spaces. This creates something of an optical illusion, tricking you into believing that the kitchen is bigger than it really is.
- Glass Cabinets:
Use glass doors for cabinets. This will enable anyone to look beyond the frames and reach the depth of the cabinets. This also works as an illusion, but it will only help if the items in the cabinets are clean and placed neatly!
- Natural Light:
Natural light is very important in a kitchen. It makes the place look bright. Do not block the windows and keep the décor to a bare minimum, allowing maximum sunlight in.
Use recessed shelves in the kitchen or along the passage. They offer storage without occupying space.
Cover the floor and walls in plain designs. You can opt for diagonal lines or big diamonds for the floor. This will make the kitchen appear wide.
Make use of lightweight and slim furniture in the kitchen. Opt for open and round tables. Choose furniture that has clean lines.
Stripes are the best design to create an illusion. Broad stripes will make the kitchen look big. You can also get lines painted to create the same effect.
- Open up space:
Create openness in the kitchen. You can take down separating walls between the kitchen and the living room, especially if not necessary. This will make the area look spacious.
- Enhance the height:
Make the kitchen appear taller by getting printed décor items like paintings or plates and place them above the cabinets. Ensure that you use a color matching the overall tone of the kitchen.
- Reflective Surfaces:
Use reflective surfaces like ceramic and stainless steel in the kitchen. They will lighten up the place. An illuminated kitchen will always look bigger than a dark one.
Keep your kitchen neat. Do not clutter the countertops with utensils and other items. Let the kitchen be well-organized and clean all times.
Plan the kitchen placements at angles. Use clean lines to enhance the space. If the kitchen is narrow let the cabinets be fixed at an angle for a perfect look.
These simple tips will let your urban kitchen look spacious. You may also buy Sleek Kitchen’s attractive modular sleek kitchens that come with a good space management plan.