Kitchen is the area that people want to be the most comfortable place in a house. This should not come as a surprise because it has traditionally served as a place where the whole family assembles together. A kitchen is not only a place where delicious meals are cooked but also a great learning center for women where they learn the fine art of cooking. It is also a place where people express their talent in ways of innovative recipes. But a kitchen should be comfortable, functional and cozy to be able to produce all these results.
Having a small kitchen can be very uncomfortable and at times embarrassing. But with some innovative ideas you can create more space and make it more comfortable than what it is now. Kitchens can be of different styles such as gothic, classic and contemporary and usually they occupy large spaces. But modern kitchen ideas for small kitchen are very effective in terms of cost and efficiency. A small kitchen more than space should serve in terms of functionality to be effective and comfortable and the designs should be adhered to these requirements.
Small open plan one line kitchen with 13 ft counter top
Small L shaped open kitchen with ample storage open to living room
Contradictory to the thinking that small kitchen designs are hard to achieve they can be worked out easily with proper planning. A properly laid small kitchen could match the comfort and effectiveness of a bigger kitchen and with proper appliance choice and creativity you can also spare more storage space out of it. Present times have seen the invention of small sized kitchen appliances that are compact to fit small spaces. Even appliance like refrigerators, kitchen tops, microwaves and storage cabinets are made in smaller size that will vibe well with the small kitchen space.
Small L shaped open kitchen with under counter and overhead storage cabinets
L shaped open plan small kitchen with breakfast counter
You can add a round table in your kitchen that would occupy less space but at the same would accommodate small sized chairs. Illusionary light effects like under the counter lighting and under the cabinet lighting can make your small kitchen to appear larger and aesthetically appealing. It is also advised for small kitchen to separate appliances and storage cabinets and line them up on one side of the kitchen to free the other side to facilitate other activities.
Adding decorations would brighten up your small kitchen. You can add the following decorations and see your kitchen shining with new additions. By changing the knobs and handles in your cabinet with new ones from contemporary styles or classic models you can significantly improve the look or your kitchen. You can put a throw rug of bright design in front of your stove or kitchen sink and this would add a little glamour. Small towels, hot pads and kitchen gloves made of bright colors and alluring designs can make your small kitchen look lively. These are obvious additions and their utility value is more than the decorative purpose.
Here we illustrate some small kitchen ideas that you can possibly integrate in your new home or replace the existing kitchen that you are currently using.
By cooking up more new innovations you can greatly enhance the looks and space of your small kitchen to make it the most loved living space in your home. One of the ideas is to add gloss to your kitchen. By installing glossy material on floor, walls and kitchen tops you can make it look brighter and bigger. Glossy surfaces reflect light and with this the kitchen ambience gets brightened considerably.
Vertical storage for a small kitchen will spare lot of floor space. Narrow and slim units for storage will accommodate kitchen accessories while they afford you more moving space. By adding glazed doors for these units you can also brighten up the kitchen considerably.
Proper lighting of small kitchens will give a look of being big and hidden lights can greatly enhance the visibility of the kitchen. Like it is shown in the image you can add hidden lights and make this part of the home a dearly loved place to dine and live.
The small kitchen you see here is ideally designed to the ideas mentioned above. It has everything is recommended to increase the lighting, ambience and space of the small kitchen. The vertical wall units on top are glazed to reflect the overhead light beams and the bottom drawers sufficiently store the kitchen accessories. You find no freestanding units in this kitchen and this has resulted into creating more moving space. The light colored paint work ideal to increase the visibility in the kitchen and the centrally located concealed lights are angled to throw light on the reflective ceiling paint. Use of vertical units has rendered this small kitchen bigger than actually it is.
The small kitchen here you see does not look so small with the amount of light it is getting from the choice of lighting. The ceiling lighting is aptly reflected by the glaze of the wall units and the window installation has furthered the light source.
L shaped small size kitchen with 4 seat dining
It is also ideal to move appliances from open space to cupboards and wall units so that you can free space for circulation. The wall units can work as multitasking furniture to accommodate things that otherwise would have required separate fixture to station. Coloring of the walls and ceiling and other exposed parts is important. A small kitchen with all dark painting will not only make the kitchen less visible but also gloomy. It will also shrink the kitchen size further. The three important elements appliances, storage and lighting have to be balanced correctly if you want your small kitchen to look larger and shiny. Here is an example of how everything has been properly blended to make a small kitchen look larger. This one encompasses everything to cooking to dining and the lighting and the coloring has added more light and gloss. End result is one big kitchen with the most elegant look.
Small galley kitchen with breakfast counter
If you are having a small kitchen that does not look big then you can steal on these ideas. You can contact your home improvement company and ask them to install them or alter them according to the design and taste.