We’ve all dreamed of having an enormous kitchen, but the reality is most of us just don’t have the space or budget for one. Instead of chasing a super-sized kitchen, why not try and maximise the space you already have? It’s easier than you think.
The problem a lot of people have is that their kitchen can easily become quite cluttered - making it seem smaller than it is. This doesn’t mean you need a massive clear out though; you’ve just got to be smarter with your storage. Make the most of the space you have with revolving corner units and other clever storage solutions to let your kitchen breathe.
You’ve also got to take advantage of vertical space. Shelving is a great way to tidily store your kitchen essentials when a cupboard is a no-go. From plates to cups and even features pieces, shelves put the walls to work and help save space.
Shelves a bit too attractive to dust? Don’t worry. You can always go with glass front cabinets instead. They still let you see what’s in them, so not only do you have more space, but the room looks bigger with no unused walls looking like they’re closing in.
You’ve got to think outside of the box…or should we say under the cupboard? As that’s a great place for hanging storage. Whether you want to use small baskets or S hooks on the walls, they can help to keep your worktop clear of clutter.
Everyone likes a spot of colour in their home, but to keep your kitchen looking spacious you’ll want to tone it down a bit. White and pale colours schemes help to visually expand the look of a room. You might even want to give glossy tiles a try, as they bounce light around the room to lighten the kitchen even more.
If you want to be bold, you can always try opening up one of the walls in your kitchen. Not the easiest thing to do, but it can bring in light from other rooms while still keeping the kitchen area separate. You’d also then be able to have a breakfast bar. Sounds good, right?
You don’t always need to reinvent the wheel. Less can be more when it comes to the kitchen. If you have too many extravagant details (as impressive as they might be), the room will look too busy without anyone even being in it. Go for the simple approach. Ever tried cupboards that push to open? They’re simple, stylish, and perfect for making your kitchen look spacious.
Are you a fan of tiles? A simple trick to make your kitchen look bigger is to tile all the way to the ceiling. It draws people’s eyes upwards to maximise the height of the room and the space there seems to be in it.
We’ve mentioned colour in your kitchen, but to really expand the space you’ve got to let there be light. Whether you go for overhead or ambient lights, the more you can brighten up your kitchen, the more space there seems to be. So, it’s probably best to avoid anything that blocks the windows too much. Take advantage of sunlight as much as you can.
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These are just a few of the tricks you can try out to make your kitchen look bigger and make the most of the space you have. No need to thank us; just let us know how you get on.