After collecting plenty of utensils, crockery, pots and pans over the years, you might feel like your kitchen is bursting at the seams. You’re losing space, and your kitchen in general is looking a little tired; it’s an issue many of us come to face. Kitchen designers Colwyn Bay will be able to give you the best advice regarding how to use the space, but there are also little tricks to think about in making the space look bigger than it actually is.
Use of Colour
It’s the oldest trick in the book - keep the colours light. Dark colours on cupboard doors can make the appearance look heavy. This of course works well for an open space, defining an area and making it look more enclosed. But when you need to make the space look bigger in a closed room in particular, it won’t do you any favours. The trick is to keep the cupboards the same light shade as the walls, letting natural light bounce across the room.
Create the Illusion of More Space
In the same way your light cupboards will make the room appear bigger, adding additional reflective surfaces will help tremendously. Instead of using high maintenance mirrors that need wiping down regularly, add white or chromed coloured tiles. The same goes for appliances. Use open shelving selectively, with a few decorative pieces to draw the eye upwards, making your room look taller.
Hide Away Clutter
One of the easiest ways to make the room look smaller is by cluttering up surfaces. It simply looks like you have nowhere to keep your utensils, like every drawer, nook and cranny has been occupied. Even if you use these pieces daily, they have no place on your surfaces. Instead, think about reorganising your drawers so that you have better access to the things you need and only have your statement decoration pieces out. There are handy storage solutions that help you to double up your cupboard space at a very low cost. Many kitchen designers are aware of this need and have incorporated wine racks and mini shelving into little spaces you thought you couldn't use.
Built in Appliances
Although an absolute necessity, your appliances easily break up the flow of the kitchen design and make the room look busier. Built in appliances is certainly a useful way to maintain continuity. A statement fridge is great, but it makes sense to hide away the dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer.
Keep it Bright
The idea is to mimic natural light. A brighter room will always look more spacious than a dark and gloomy room. Strip lighting has come on leaps and bounds, now giving off a warm natural light onto your surfaces. Check out our helpful post all about Lighting Ideas for your Kitchen.