Types Of Kitchen Interior Design-Today we're going to talk about maximizing your small kitchen!. Hi everyone welcomes another design lesson. In each article, I'm going to review some key design principles that you should keep in mind when you're. thinking about renovating or decorating your space so if you have a design. you can tweet me your questions on twitter at design chicky your dilemma could. become one of these design lesson articles right here in the meantime let's get to today's topic it's a small world after all and that means at least in my world.
that many of us live in small spaces and many of us have small kitchens because of it so I'm not surprised that after I posted my design lesson on small. spaces many of you asked about a follow-up article small kitchens in. the fact a viewer named Rose Kelly was the first to initiate this idea in comments so here we are I'm going to review three different areas that will maximize your kitchen and make it look and feel bigger than it is so let's get. started the first area that I'm going to focus on is storage and if you're like. me you have one too many read ten too many kitchen gadgets and utensils and. perhaps a purge is a good idea but before you purge think of different ways. to store items outside of your kitchen cabinetry here are a few of my favorites.
who needs pot drawers when you can hang your pots like this I love the brass. rails to any wall space become a key area for storage and hanging it up means. you can free up space in your cabinetry for other items think of everything else. you'd like to have at arm's reach and hang them up to I love the idea of adding some decorative items like plants for a different texture and a burst of. color think about how you display it all and what looks pretty if you've got a little more room in front of that wall space add open shelves like this.
I love tucking some baskets or stools underneath for a little extra something. you may not have had room for in your small kitchen it also helps to keep. people from brushing up too close to the shelves also if you have a window in. your kitchen considers using that space for storage as well add a few shelves up. high where you can display some items and. still get your view and don't forget the size of your cabinetry can become great. places to add items like cookbooks and utensils as well as the key to all this. stuff outside of your cabinets is to keep them organized and tidy group.
like-minded things together or group them by color to make it all look. cohesive the next key area for small kitchens is the surfaces we need. surface areas to make your kitchen practical and user-friendly and sometimes a small kitchen means you have a very limited surface area so here are some tips on how to expand your kitchens surface the sink and the stove are obviously necessary but the space in between may not be sufficient for all. the prep work involved in cooking your meals if this is the case a cutting. a board that fits snugly over the top of your sink is a great way to cut and prep food or cutting a board that fits over the top of your cooktop making sure that the stove is off when you're using it obviously another option is folding tables I love the idea of adding an extra surface not just for a new eating area in your small kitchen but it can also be used as extra prep space when you're cooking and of course
we'd all love a kitchen island if room allows that island could provide much-needed surface area as well as storage below or additional seating or both it may not look like kitchen cabinetry but this is where an open island can really make your kitchen look and feel larger and finally the look and feel of your small kitchen can make your kitchen look and feel larger so how do we maximize your kitchen by changing the look here. are a few examples that go bold with color and really make your kitchen stand out.
you might think twice about a black kitchen but with minimal cabinetry and space, a black kitchen becomes a real conversation starter and any color will. do this will make your kitchen a focal point no matter what size it is you'll. actually forget how small your kitchen is on the other hand white will always. make spaces feel so an all-white kitchen will give you. that larger more open feeling full height flat paneled doors will also make space feel larger because there's less detail to focus on using mirrors in. your kitchen will open things up visually as well. you can add mirrors to the cabinet fronts like this or add a mirrored. backsplash in one section of your kitchen like these mirrors is great. way to fool your eye by reflecting more light while also giving you the illusion. of more space beyond so here's your take away small kitchens may in fact be pretty common but there's no reason a small kitchen can't look and feel larger.
find alternative ways to store your items by taking advantage of walls windows and cabinet sides for hanging kitchen pans pots and utensils add narrow shelves and keep items organized by type or category increase surface an area with cutting boards that fit over top the sink and stove flip-down tables or open islands are a great way to add surfaces as well as additional seating or storage and finally go bold with color to celebrate your small kitchen or go all white and add mirrors to make your kitchen look and feel larger than it is your small kitchen is still the beating heart of your home so make it. grand thanks for watching my latest design lesson article if you liked the. articles please hit the like button and share it with your friends and don't. forget to subscribe hit that notification bell so you don't miss the. next episode you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram as well where i. always post tidbits of all the real-life design projects I'm working on and if. you have any design questions let me know in the comments below and it could. next time.