Simmer small dishes, try out new recipes, acquire new equipment and utensils, prepare romantic dinner or invite your friends: kitchen evokes delicious time… provided you do not feel at the cramped! Indeed, all the little pleasures associated with taste buds fade when lack of space. To counter this feeling, here are various ideas to effectively furish a small kitchen.
Mix cabinetry with open shelves
Closed traditionnal cabinetry can visually take a lot of space in a small room. So using open shelves is a good alternative as it will leave le wall visible and create and nice contrast if you use some color on the wall, or a raw wood for the shelving.
Use “mirror effects” credenza
If the room is too small, we’ll need to make it appear larger. This can be done by creating an emphasis on the horizontal lines: the credenza is the perfect item for this purpose. Set a colored stained glass or a stainless steel credenza to create a mirror effect. This will reflect the surroundind space and add some deepness. This will also reflect the light from the window, which is always a good thing.
Use kitchen islands
If there is no space available for a larger countertop, don’t give up and install a kitchen island on wheels. This will add more storage space and support your daily tasks.
Clever use of furniture bases
High storage space to free up the floor
Do not underestimate the potential of walls! By installing wall cabinets or shelves, it allows to gain square meters and storage space. In this small kitchen, wall shelving accommodates a large number of utensils,cookbooks and even a few decorative accessories. Take advantage of the walls!
Highly customized cabinets
If you get a good carpenter or kitchen designer, find some ways to maximize the available storage space!
Steel bars for hanging kitchen utensils
A simple wall steel bar can change your life in the kitchen. Again, the walls serve us! The bars suspends all the everyday utensils but also larger vessels such as pots and pans.