A light, spacious kitchen is top of most people’s wish-lists when it comes to redecorating or moving house, but if you don’t have an abundance of natural light, there is no need to panic. Simple touches, like adding stylish Compac worktops and clever lighting, can make a world of difference.
Even the smallest space will look a lot larger and brighter if you colourwash the walls and vertical surfaces with a light shad. Dark walls can be oppressive and swapping plums, blues and browns for pastel or neutral shades is a simple, quick and affordable means of adding virtual square-footage and allowing light to bounce around the room.
Painting cupboards or replacing dark wood with lighter shades, such as beech, can also lighten up the room and sticking to a single colour way or tonal shades will open up your room and give your kitchen an airy feel.
A modern, clean and sophisticated work surface is an ideal way to complement your new colour scheme. Caesarstone worktops; made from high-grade quartz, offer both substance and style and they are available in a range of colours, from off-white and sand to caramel and coffee tones.
Polished work surfaces, such as Silestone worktops, also offer a stylish sheen and reflect light, which will illuminate your kitchen.
Detail and finishing touches often make the difference between a good kitchen and a great kitchen. Adding lighting along the skirting boards or underneath the cupboards can add extra light and spotlights can also prove very useful for creating an atmospheric mood when you are entertaining.
Fitting illumination at different levels in the kitchen enables you to create lighting suitable for a range of scenarios and tasks, from preparing a meal to enjoying a cosy night in.
Natural light is a huge selling-point, but there are ways of creating space and illuminating your kitchen if you do not have large windows, French doors or a skylight.
Adding lighting at various levels in your kitchen, choosing neutral, light colours and a glossy, luminescent worktop will all help to create the illusion of a bright, airy and beautiful space.