Creating a larger kitchen space
We all love the feeling of open space in our homes and kitchen, the concept of a cramped and cluttered house can even be stressful! However, it can be quite difficult to create these open spaces, especially in smaller homes. One of the best starting points is to keep non essential items from over imposing, so what exactly can alter within our kitchens to create open space?
Small flooring patterns
Something that is often overlooked in designing a kitchen is the style of flooring used. Smaller wooden panels or tiles can certainly make a room feel smaller. The larger the panels or tiles are, the bigger the illusion of a larger floor space is, making the room seem more open than it actually is. Designs including hexagons or triangles can be especially good at creating the open space illusion in comparison to small squares and linear wooden grout lines.
Hide away the appliances
Appliances are essential in the kitchen, it couldn’t be a kitchen without half of them! But making sure they are placed and stored in the right places can make a huge difference in how the room feels. The bigger appliances such as stand alone fridges and freezers can be bulky and take up huge floor space, even in bigger kitchens. A great alternative is integrated appliances, these allow more floor space to be free without sacrificing the functions of the kitchen. Try not to have too many appliances on countertops as well, removing clutter from these areas creates more open space illusion and a cleaner finish to the room.
Remove the oversized tables
Oversized items, especially huge ones like dining tables, can significantly reduce the feeling of space in a kitchen. Great alternatives include folding dining tables that are practical and also great for space management. Or if you’re looking for a more modern twist, opt for a breakfast bar option that is less bulky, yet still serves well functionally.
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