101 Ideas: Simple design tips for tiny kitchens
Maximize the space and efficiency of a small kitchen with these design tips.
BY e and Garden Television
Maximize the space and efficiency of a small kitchen with these design tips, sure to spark some renovation inspiration.
— Make your small kitchen feel larger by following an open floor plan. Allow the space to carefully flow into the living or dining room. Change the wall colors from room-to-room to visually separate the two spaces.
— Make a small kitchen feel open and airy by using a light-color palette and plenty of natural light.
— Lightwood cabinetry and a large window prevent a small, apartment-style kitchen from feeling cramped. In an extra-tiny kitchen, downsizing is the best way to go. A pint-size stove, range hood, microwave and kitchen table are in proportion and take up less space.
— When using deep-toned cabinetry, keep surrounding walls and countertops neutral for a more balanced look.
— Small kitchens are often filled with the wrong lighting, making the space feel dim and enclosed. Using pendant lights on the ceiling and fluorescent lighting below cabinets will gracefully cast light off the countertops and backsplash, visually expanding the space and uplifting the overall tone and mood.
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