The kitchen is the heart and center of the home. if the kitchen is not specious then It’s hard to concentrate on preparing a decent meal when your kitchen is cramped and cluttered. And its always not to possible to have a big space for kitchen. Here are some ideas which will help you open up your kitchen and make it a more pleasant working space.
Take the time to make sure all the existing light fixtures have working light bulbs. Make sure the blinds are open on all the windows and, if required, add a small table lamp or two to accent a dark corner.
• Clean up the kitchen
Studies have shown that one of the dirtiest places in the home is the kitchen. Before you list, pull out those rubber gloves and give everything a good scrub so that the kitchen sparkles. Replace unsightly floor tiles, or in a worst-case scenario, consider a complete floor makeover. Pay special attention to the cabinetry; in older homes, it is common to see cracks in the beaded caulking between the ceiling and the trim above the cupboards. For less than $10, you can buy a pre-mixed tube of crack filler and make it look like new. Also, to give the kitchen an inexpensive face lift, consider replacing the fixture – an affordable way to give doors and drawers a second wind.
• Paint cabinets the same color as the walls
Limiting the cabinetry and the wall color to a single hue erases visual boundaries that might stop the eye. The conventional school of thought is that pale colors will reflect light and make the space feel bigger, and that’s certainly a safe approach. But don’t be afraid to go dark, either. Deep tones such as black, navy, charcoal and chocolate recede visually and create the impression that the walls are farther back than they really are.
• Winnow down
Don’t crowd counters, shelves and cabinets with clutter, which makes the space look as though it’s bursting at the seams. Instead, focus on a few standout items and necessities and hide the rest away.
As always, colors play a big role when it comes to enlarging any room including the kitchen. Light colors will make it look spacious and that goes to the walls and floor and it is preferable to avoid using wallpapers. The kitchen cabinets colours need to go smoothly with the general décor as well.
• Reflective kitchen appliances
It is a smart trick to reflect light in the kitchen and make it look bigger. Arrange or hang kitchen appliances such as pans in a way that make them work as mirrors and you will feel that the kitchen is big.
This probably should be the first thing to take into consideration. No need to keep the sugar, salt or flour containers on sight. If you can’t arrange them neatly on a shelve, you could always use drawers for that and place the spices in another drawer. Even cooking utensils should be kept away in a kitchen cabinet or drawer. Finally use open shelves when you need extra storage place because they will give the illusion of space but make sure not to make it look messy. You can use one to place your microwave for example or the toaster that you use most.
I hope those ideas helped. We’ll be talking about “How to keep your kitchen clean” next time but until then enjoy redecorating your kitchen.