Make a Small Kitchen Look Spacious

Small kitchen? It can still be beautiful and functional.

Small kitchen? It can still be beautiful and functional.

Is your wish list larger than the space in your dream kitchen? Don’t give up. We at Innovative Kitchen & Bath in Kirkland are here to help you. There are many elements in kitchen design planning and execution that can make your small kitchen area more accessible than you’ve ever dreamed of. If you take advantage of the experience of a skilled kitchen designer, it will be one of the best investments you’ll ever make and save you money in the long run. When it comes to small spaces, good design is important, and your designer will optimize your budget with his creativity.  Here are a few clever design techniques that will not only create the appearance of a larger kitchen, but also optimize every square inch of available space.

Kitchen Colors

Usually dark colors can make a small room feel crowded and look smaller. However, when combined with lighter kitchen features, dark cabinets or walls may be used with the suitable design. When you decide to play it safe, white and light neutrals can still work to make the kitchen look larger. In comparison, white kitchens deliver a timeless design style, suitable for a visual opening of rooms. Adding geometric patterns to a design where the main features are light in color will draw the eye vertically creating an impression of a longer taller kitchen.

Reflective or See Through Features

Unobstructed visuals will significantly improve the look of your space and if you are able to open up a wall your design will feel much more spacious. Many features you can consider include glass cabinet doors, open wall cabinets, and a mirror or glass tile backsplash stretching to the ceiling. You could replace your closed upper cabinets with open shelves, making your kitchen look more spacious. Just be careful not to clutter the shelves as this will have the opposite effect, making the space appear smaller.

Minimalistic Design & Matched Appliances

Avoid unnecessarily elaborate crown molding and cabinet door designs. Simple, clean lines work better. Appliances that perfectly match the cabinet color improve the design and make the kitchen appear larger.

A Good Designer Will Bring it all Together

Choosing the right design elements can be a hugely challenging for you to handle on your own, particularly if your kitchen is small. A professional kitchen designer will bring their design skills to the table by sharing their tried and tested recommendations for choosing suitable cabinets, appliances and space-saving options. Your investment in a good design would result in a kitchen that suits your lifestyle, making the room the most efficient it can be.

Whether you have a small kitchen or a large one, let our designers at Innovative Kitchen & Bath work with you every step of the way from start to finish. If you are contemplating giving your kitchen a makeover, arrange a consultation today!