Tips to Make The Kitchen Cosy
Living in a property with a small kitchen can be an obstacle, in particular if you like cooking and require space to save all your tools and supplies. An efficient kitchen remodeling plan can transform the situation completely, because it provides you with an opportunity to improve the functionality of the space you have. Here are some tips you can use when hiring a general contractor to ‘upgrade’ this part of your home.
# 1 Choose open cupboards
One of the major concerns with modest kitchens is that they may feel rather claustrophobic since there are too many cupboards jammed into this limited space. Removing them is usually not an option, because there are many items that must be stored in the room. Open cupboards offer a reliable solution to this problem because they don’t create such a ‘boxed’ feeling. These storage areas also provide you with the benefit to use elegant jars, glasses, and china as embellishments.
# 2 Add a kitchen island
Small kitchens don’t give enough counter space to work on comfortably. A kitchen island can solve the problem of having a working surface, but such a major construction job will work only if the room’s design is minimalistic.
The counter of the piece must be white-colored (if possible marble) and its bottom must be open. This way, the island won’t seem ‘cumbersome’.
# 3 Mix materials to create interesting designs
Limited space doesn’t enable you much room for creating a fabulous interior. You can make up for this by combining an assortment of components and playing on the differences in textures and colors. Every functional part of the place (cupboard doors, countertops, lighting, ceiling, windows, flooring, and fixtures) should be treated as an important element of design. Keep this in mind when studying the materials from your kitchen remodeling company and look for interesting blends. Remember that in order to be attractive, the final look must be ‘unified’ in either color or style.
# 4 Opt for unique and moveable seating
Maybe even if you live in the apartment or condo alone, you might want to entertain your guests in the kitchen at some point. Therefore, seating is essential, but benches and chairs take up too much room. There are a few solutions to this issue. You can choose moveable benches and chairs that can stay in the living room or some other part of your residence until you need them. In this instance, you will need to lug them around the house when preparing to meet your guests.
If you choose to have fixed barstools at your kitchen island, you will need to select ones that are small, but big enough to seat a grown-ups. Choose options made from transparent elements so they give the illusion of a spacy room.
# 5 Incorporate glass details
Glass is the best component for tiny kitchens as it allows you to create a false impression of space. You can mount glass counters, cabinet doors, or a kitchen door. Depending on your floor plan, you could be able to install a window into the next room as a part of your kitchen remodeling project. This will give the space a ‘lighter’ look, especially with strategically installed lighting.
# 6 Add a splash of color
If the kitchen is tiny, a single brightly-colored point can assist grow it visually. It will draw the eyes constantly, tricking the mind into believing that the space surrounding this ‘attraction’ is bigger than it actually is.
Note that this piece doesn’t have to be situated in the center of the room. For example, you can set up a bright orange cabinet in a kitchen of white and muted grays. A few smaller accents in the matching shade will complete the design.
# 7 Expand the space with lighting fixtures
There are hundreds of original lighting fixtures that can help transform the space completely. Your kitchen remodeling contractors should offer some ideas on how to use them most effectively in your particular instance. For example, mounting incandescent lighting underneath the hanging cabinets will ‘counteract’ the cold and bluish fluorescent or LED main lights, making the space look cozier. Hanging lights over the eating area will visually ‘lift’ the ceiling.
# 8 Mount top-quality flooring
Efficient and attractive flooring is vital for a small kitchen. Opt for a polychromatic pattern as it’s eye-catching and can expand the space visually. As the area is small, you should be able to offer premium-quality materials.