Kitchens are often hearts of homes as many people love spending time there cooking, talking and eating. It’s perfect if you have a large kitchen room, while having a small kitchen doesn’t mean that you can’t have a stylishly decorated and very welcoming space. Here I’ll share some tips to design a small yet cozy kitchen.
If your kitchen is small, it is especially important to make sure your lighting is doing its job. The more light you have in some space, the bigger it seems – this tip always works and with more lights, your small kitchen can not only look larger, but look more inviting. Add some built-in lights, chandeliers and pendant lamps is a great idea to make your cooking more comfortable.
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Add a Prep Area
You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you cook.
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Break up the Cabinetry
In a small space, storage is a big deal. However, too much cabinetry can feel heavy and closed off, so we like to add one or two elements that break it up a bit. Usually, this is achieved by opting for a range hood instead of a microwave vent with additional cabinetry, as well as installing some open shelves. If open shelves aren’t your thing, a good compromise is glass doors on some of your cabinets. These small changes will make a big impact on how open your kitchen feels!
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Just because your space is small, doesn’t mean your ambition has to be! Pay attention to every detail, from cabinet hardware to window treatments, to the objects styling your countertop. Each of these elements will go a long way in making the space feel grand.