Tips On Making Your Kitchen Feel More Spacious


Spacious kitchens are not always an option to most of. However, creating an illusion of space is possible. Here are a few ways to do so…

The counters and the furniture

When it comes to the kitchen, the pantry cabinets that you store your dry food in, the table in which you have your meals, and the counters that your prepare your food inall take up space. You need to be very careful when you select it. If you have a relatively small family, and don’t really eat meals together that often, consider giving away that bulky dining table you have installed in your kitchen, and installing kitchen benchtops instead. When it comes to the cabinets, choose a design that has a mixture of glass and wood. See-through doors and shelves will not only make your cabinets look less bulky and space consuming; they will also force you to keep the cabinets organized.

The colors used

The color of the furniture you use, as well as the color you use on your floors and walls plays a large part when trying to make your kitchen appear more spacious than it is. Choose light colored granite countertops Melbourne and light colored floor tiles. Make sure it is both in materials that can easily be cleaned (and without grooves), as the kitchen is a high accident area. You don’t want to spend all afternoon cleaning up after your kids are done with their meal. The light colored walls will add to this illusion of space that you are looking to create.

The natural sunlight it gets; and the artificial lighting

Light has an almost magical way of creating the illusion of space in almost any room of your home. Most people don’t remember that the kitchen is one part of your home that is vital to keep well lit. Try to get in as much as sunlight as possible; avoiding placing furniture that will block the light. Be smart about your drapes; and have a care to keep the windows spotless. When installing lights, try to have a pendant light above the middle island counter or breakfast bar (if you have one, of course). Under cabinet lights are also a great option to consider; as they don’t take up a lot of space, yet do the job of illuminating the area.

The organized space

Any room that is cluttered and messed up naturally looks smaller than it is. Keeping this in mind, try to always have this specific room of your home in proper order. Place your spices in clear jars (so they don’t look like they take up space); and label them neatly. Place all your pans around your stove area, and knives and cutting boards around the sink. This will clearly mark the areas as the prepping area and cooking area. likewise, it also pays to try and organize your cutlery; making use of the now so readily available drawer dividers for it…