At Sanctuary Kitchens, our expert designer, Kate Diss can provide clients with a luxury kitchen whatever the size. When it comes to small kitchen spaces, she has used her 30 years experience in the industry to provide us with some top tips to consider when thinking about your new kitchen space.
Paint it White
The colour white is the best solution in a small kitchen as it reflects light, enhances the sense of space and makes the walls recede. When you use white cabinetry, countertops, walls and ceiling you create a seamless space without edges. Panel cabinets can create subtle shadows to bring in some interest to the space.
Welcome Natural Light
Natural light enlarges any space. Although you might not be able to add or move windows in your kitchen, you can keep window treatments minimal. Blinds can add finish to a window without blocking the light.
Borrow Space or Extend
Depending on the layout of the house, we sometimes encourage clients to remove walls that may be separating the kitchen from the living or dining room. It won’t increase the actual size of the kitchen however it will provide a sense of space and bring in more light.
Certain patterns created with your flooring can make a space feel larger. Oversize diamonds or chevrons create diagonal lines that can draw the eye from one side of the room to the other making it feel wider.
Crowded countertops can make a small kitchen looked cramped and also reduce your workspace. To make a room feel bigger, clear the counters, windowsills and cabinet tops and store as much as you can behind closed doors.