Although newer BTO kitchens are often smaller than those of older homes, one should not be constraint by the limited space but, instead, enhance what you already have through these 7 techniques.
Merge the kitchen with most preferably, the dining area, and place a counter in between to make distinct the two spaces. If this is not possible, then go for open shelves to reduce the boxy feeling for the kitchen.
Slimmer is better
Avoid bulky and big furniture or decorations. Instead, opt for slimmer versions of dining tables, chairs and islands to create more movement space.
Heavily ornamented and elaborate details to the kitchen may result in a cluttered appearance. If one goes for a fresh, simple and streamlined designed, it can create a more spacious atmosphere.
While solid doors blocks off a limited space, glass doors (including that of cabinets) on the other hand, allow us to see beyond the given room or furniture. This creates the illusion that the kitchen is bigger than it is. Also, display only what you need, and store the rest, as a cluttered space would defeat the purpose.
Blend with the Wall
Select cabinets and furniture with colours as similar to the walls when possible, so that the area won’t look as if it is divided into contrasting colours and spaces. To make the ceilings appear higher than it is, choose vertical patterns that lead ones gaze upwards.
Choose lighter colour palettes such as different shades of white to give the kitchen a more spacious and clean look, as white reflects light. Add in some textures for the cupboards or furniture to avoid the sterile feel. Allow in more natural light in by having blinds instead of tinted windows. Also, include hanging lights as part of the overall design, as more light will give an expansive feel to the small kitchen. It is also functional when one is cooking and preparing the food.
Certain designs can optically make a space feel smaller. However, patterns like chevrons, oversized diamonds and horizontal stripes on the floor can widen the apparent floor space.
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