10 big ideas to steal for tiny kitchens
Simple tricks for making the most of a cozy space.
Published Aug 18, 2015 5:00 AM
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keep it light
The absence of light can significantly hinder the appearance of a small space. No windows? Opt for lighting solutions that can replicate a similar effect.
find a backdrop that wows
An ornate background provides a unique and decorative element to a space, distracting the eye from the intimate nature of the layout.
Establish a sense of diversity within the decor elements of the room. Contrast a vibrantly colored set of cabinets with a light floor or whitewashed appliances.
When it comes to the decor, keep it simple. An abundance of decorative elements can unnecessarily overcrowd a space.
trick the eye
Install a backsplash with an intricate tile design composed of small pieces, to give off an illusion of a larger space.
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ditch the cabinets
Floating shelves allow more space for storing dinnerware, as opposed to their bulky counterparts. Mount them high up against the walls to instill a sense of height within the room.
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think double duty
Invest in a kitchen cart that can double as extra storage or counter space. A wall-mounted table plays to a similar effect, providing a versatile station for all your culinary needs.
paint a clever colorblock
Paint the insides of cabinets in a contrasting shade to evoke a sense of added depth.
How to brighten your shelves in 3 easy steps.
Use chic wire baskets to store infrequently used items.
When it comes to kitchen storage, skip the obvious and think a bit more unconventionally. Rather than having spices take up valuable shelf space, hang them up on the side of a cabinet. Stuffed fridge? Opt for suspended wire baskets to store everything from fruits and veggies, to fresh herbs and packaged goods.
use every square inch
Make the most of the space you have! Awkward layouts, tiny corners, and slanted ceilings can be quite challenging to work with, especially in small spaces. Install floating shelves in spots too contoured for cabinets and use the area above the sink for added storage.
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