Gathering your friends and family into the room where you make delectable creations, and enjoy each others’ company is a common thing to do as an adult, but what do you do if your kitchen is feeling too small, and cluttered? Just because you live in an apartment does not mean your kitchen cannot be the room you always dreamed of. Here are 5 tips to make your kitchen look and feel bigger.
Use a Smaller Table
Instantly freeing up space in your kitchen is easy if you opt for a smaller table. The majority of your meals will not be large and extravagant, so why not opt for something that will fit in a corner, or is convertible, with smaller options for when you are alone, and a leaf insert for when you have guests? Using a smaller table will free up some floor space, making your kitchen feel much larger.
Storage Options in Other Rooms
Items like wine glasses, extra mugs, and silverware can take up a lot of precious storage space in a smaller kitchen. To alleviate some of your storage woes, try creating a wine glass holder/bar out of an old dresser, and keeping it in your living room instead of the kitchen. This will free up some cupboard space, and it can be a tasteful way to offer wine to your guests before dinner.
A smaller kitchen can sometimes be a result of dark colouring. Add a touch of brightness, while making your kitchen feel larger by adding some greenery to the room. Whether it is an indoor herb garden, or your favourite flowers, the addition of foliage is an easy way to make your small kitchen feel larger and brighter.
Hide Your Appliances
No kitchen is complete without a toaster, blender, and mixer, but these items can make a kitchen feel small and cluttered if they are left out on the counter. Instead of leaving your appliances out, store them in a cupboard. Having your counter clear of these items will make your kitchen look tidier, thus making it feel larger and more open concept.
Light the Room Up
Regardless of the room, proper lighting will make it feel larger and more open. Avoid blocking your windows with items on the counter, and only close coverings when required. If your kitchen has small windows, install mirrors, or bright coloured artwork to reflect the natural and artificial light sources in the room. Having the right lighting will make your kitchen feel less confined.
Making your kitchen feel larger and more open is as simple as ensuring it is clutter free with proper lighting, and smaller furniture. Following these guidelines will help you feel like your kitchen is larger than it is, so you can create a delectable masterpiece to share with your family and friends. For more ideas on how to make your kitchen look and feel larger, visit the Medallion Blog.