The biggest problem people struggle from in their kitchen is space. When designing your kitchen, you need to make optimum utilization of every inch, especially if you have a small kitchen. Therefore, you need to expand countertop areas as much as you can. You should also make sure there are enough storage spaces in your cabinets to store all your items and avoid clutter.
If you have enough space in your kitchen, opt for a kitchen island. It’s perfect in providing extra counter space as well as more storage options. You can have a kitchen island in any shape you want to fit perfectly in your small kitchen. All your pots, holders, pans, gloves, utensils, bowls, and dish towels can be stored in your kitchen island while freeing up all this extra space in your cupboard.
When you shop for appliances, make sure to get those in compact sizes such as a fridge with a drawer freezer, small dishwasher, a space saving oven, trash compactors, etc. That way, you’ll free up more space for your kitchen cabinets. While you’re at it, try opting for built-in appliances to save more space.
Make sure to arrange the sink, the stove, and the refrigerator in a work triangle pattern. It helps greatly when you move around in your kitchen as it provides optimum convenience. You just need to create multiple work centers to allow for your family members to help you in the kitchen without all of you getting in each other’s way.
Lighting is an important thing that you shouldn’t overlook. Make sure that your kitchen is well-lit to create a spacious airy feel. Don’t cover your window with curtains and try installing lights underneath cabinets. Sufficient lighting also helps a lot as you enjoy cooking or making any kitchen-based activities.
The color palette of your kitchen should be consisted of light colors. Those light colors make the illusion of a large space. However, sticking to light colors doesn’t mean making your kitchen look boring. In fact, some darker brighter colors in small accessories can make a stunning bold statement.
You can have your kitchen designed in a practical simple way and still be able to add your own beautiful touches. Whatever you do, make sure it fits your need because you’re the one who will be using it every day.