Many of us dream of a large, spacious, light kitchen with room for the whole family to gather, but sadly this is not always possible and you have to make do with the space you have.
Thankfully, there are some clever ways of getting around a lack of space and opening up your kitchen to make the most of a small room. Adding stylish touches, such as Quarella worktops and maximising natural light are sure-fire ways to create a beautiful, airy space.
If your kitchen is more petite than palatial, do not worry; there are some amazingly effective, simple methods of creating space. Here are some ideas to inspire you and help you achieve a bright, open kitchen.
Colour is everything when it comes to creating the illusion of space. Dark colours make rooms look smaller and they can also make a kitchen feel crowded and dingy.
Light, bright pastel shades and neutral colours are a godsend for small kitchens; they open up the space and will make your kitchen look significantly bigger in an instant. Warm sand or terracotta coloured, glossy Compac worktops will add luminescence, as well as a cosmopolitan, modern vibe.
Clutter is a country kitchen’s best friend but it will not do your small kitchen any favours. Avoid hanging pans and displaying endless shelves of glasses, jugs and plates and opt for a minimalist approach with stowaway storage and glass-fronted display cabinets. Low level storage will also help to prevent natural light from flooding straight into cupboards on the wall.
If you don’t have the luxury of natural light, adding spotlights or strip lighting underneath cupboards will help to illuminate your kitchen. For an added touch of opulence, why not choose high-grade Diresco worktops to capture the natural light and bounce it around your kitchen?
They say the best things come in small packages and with a bit of design know-how and creative flair, you can open up your tiny kitchen and create a light, bright and airy room fit for cooking up a treat, relaxing with a glass of wine or entertaining.