How to Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger


With some clever design elements, a small kitchen can easily be made to look and feel much larger than its actual square-footage. This blog will explore some of the different tricks of design that can help you to transform your small kitchen into an airy and comfortable space that you’ll love spending time in.

Open Wall Storage

We know that storage space is premium real estate in a small kitchen, you need to seriously think about properly utilising the wall space you have available. Instead of choosing solid cabinets which can make the room feel smaller, consider open storage options. Shelves offer plenty of storage space for lighter kitchen accessories and appliances. As well as using glass-panelled cabinet doors, which provide the same benefits as a normal cabinet whilst maintaining the element of open design.

Remove Clutter

Clutter is the number one enemy of small kitchens; whether it’s on the shelves, worktops or in the cabinets. Clever use of drawers and a narrow larder could help to maximise the amount of storage available, which will allow you to hide away ingredients, crockery and utensils which means your worktops and shelving will remain available for the must have to hand items. Having things on display such as statement appliances such as a freestanding mixer can add to the overall design of the room; daily essentials like the kettle and toaster are basically impossible to pack away, so make them into a feature of the room.

Light and Bright Colours

The chosen colour scheme for your kitchen will have a big impact on the impression of the space available. Using light colours with plenty of white tint will work in your favour as they naturally reflect the light which dramatically helps with making the room feel light and airy.

Bright white or even cream are obvious choices, but don’t trap yourself with just this colour palette. Light green, blues or even greys can work just as well. Whatever colour you end up choosing, try to make the cabinet doors and walls one consistent colour, this will remove any visual barrier that causes the human eye to stop short; this will make the room look bigger than it is as a result.

Glossy Features

Mirrors are synonymous with hallway interior design as they make the space appear larger; the same can be said about kitchens and the use of glossy features. Gloss finish worktops and cabinets, as well as stainless steel accents across handles, taps and kitchen appliances will help to reflect the light and make the room feel much larger.

To enhance this, make the most of the natural light coming into the kitchen, keep the window area clear to maximise the light in the room, which in turn maximises the amount of natural light there is available to bounce from the glass surfaces.

Contact the professional kitchen team today to discuss how we can help to make your kitchen work for you.

Contact the professional kitchen team today to discuss how we can help to make your kitchen work for you.


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