A kitchen is an important room in the house. In case you have a limitation and can only have a small space left for the kitchen, you should make sure that you focus on the function first before the others while decorating the kitchen. After that, you can focus on the style and beauty of the kitchen because it is impossible not to bring beauty into the decoration no matter what room it is.
Anyway, what is meant by function here is not only by providing the appliance for the kitchen but also the other aspects such as the plumbing, the lighting, the air quality, etc. The point is that how the kitchen can support your needs in making good and healthy foods there. Back to the small space, basically, there are some tricks that you can do to make the room have a spacious impression and to arrange everything well. Let’s say that you can have a bright neutral color scheme for the decoration to make the room look brighter and not narrow at all. We still have some other ideas that you do for your small kitchen space to make it proper, functional, and pretty at the same time. Check them out below.
Color Scheme Choice
The color scheme is the first impression that you will see when entering the room. That is why you should pick the right color carefully. Especially for the small kitchen space, we recommend you choose a bright neutral color such as white, ivory, or soft beige. However, it doesn’t mean that you can combine it with another darker color to create balance. Just make sure that you control the domination.
Being able to see the outside is functional to create a wider space impression. It feels like there is no limit between indoor and outdoor to let you have a feeling of spacious room. for your small kitchen space, you can install a wide glass window or a glass wall if it is possible. You can see the difference which is so great.
For the small space, not to make the room look crowded, you can add many details there such as patterns or colors. You should be careful because the room can be seen as narrow when there are too many details applied. Anyway, it doesn’t mean that you can’t provide any detail there. You may have it but in a small part and only when it is needed. For example, your kitchen looks too boring with the color choice and items provided. For that case, you can add a little bit of details into the room.
Minimum Stuff on the Countertop
Even when you have only limited space and can’t provide too much storage there, it doesn’t mean that you can fill the countertop with many stuff such as spices or appliances. We recommend you keep the countertop clean not to make the kitchen seen as crowded and narrow. Well, of course, you can still use the countertop to put one or two items but just make sure to minimize it.
Good lighting is needed so that you do the activity there anytime. Also, the lighting will help you get a wider room impression. The lighting itself can be from the lamps and the natural sunlight. For the lamp, you can do the layering lighting and for the natural sunlight, you can get by installing a wide window.
Even if you only have a small kitchen space, you should be able to provide the storage or cabinet so that you can organize all the stuff there. It is important not to make the items displayed here and there around the kitchen such as on the countertop because that will only make the room be seen as narrow and crowded. You can use the possible spaces for storage maximally. It can be on the wall, under the countertop, or under the kitchen island.
The Presence of Greenery
For a small kitchen space, greenery is the savior to beautify the decoration without needing too much space. Also, the greenery will be able to bring a fresh and welcoming atmosphere around the kitchen which is great. You can hang the greenery on the wall, put it on the storage, or on the countertop. Just find the best placement that won’t distract the space’s wider impression.