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Best Kitchen Decor Ideas

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on October 06, 2014 at 04:07 PM

Don’t let your small kitchen limit your culinary dreams. There are tons of small kitchen design ideas that can make your tiny kitchen more efficient and look bigger. Here’s a comprehensive list of the  most cost-effective tips and techniques to make the most important room in your home smarter, larger and warmer. This week on The Future Of Design we celebrate the hearth of the home - the kitchen!!

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We’ve all wished for that perfect kitchen, especially like the one they show on television. You love cooking shows and you wish you could cook like a top chef. Ideally, your kitchen should be big enough to accommodate a variety of appliances, not to mention, a huge island that allows you to prepare meals. However, given that the average home size is shrinking, your kitchen is probably more like a cramped nightmare- every Indian’s story, in a nutshell. Our  food becomes blander, and our kitchen capers become sadder. Don’t let your small kitchen limit your culinary dreams. There are tons of small kitchen design ideas that can make your tiny kitchen more efficient and look bigger. Here’s a comprehensive list of the most cost-effective tips and techniques to make the most important room in your home smarter, larger and warmer.

Thinking Out Of The Baskets

Do you have empty space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling? While many hate the awkward space, small kitchen owners should see it as a potential storage space. You can store your seasonal kitchen appliances to free up your counter space. Say goodbye to dusty lofts and cobwebbed nightmares, and use the space effectively and intelligently- wicker baskets are a great idea!

Allude to Space

We all know that mirrors can double a room’s visual size, and taking advantage of that fact is just another way to make your kitchen seem larger. Also, they  help reflect the light, the view and open up your space. 

All-White, All Right

An all-white kitchen can create an illusion of roominess, as it offers a seamless transition from walls to floors. Of course, not everyone appreciates the clean look of white. To add interest to a plain white kitchen, try to mix and match different textures or shades of white within your accessories. Go for darker tones, and bright pastels- the choice is entirely up to you.

Bright Colours Do The Trick

No matter which color palette you finally go with, your kitchen should get as much light as possible. Sufficient lighting will make a small kitchen feel spacious. If you can, install a small window with simple treatments to make the most of the natural light. Besides natural lighting, consider adding under-cabinet lights to brighten up your shadowy countertops. This way, your cramped kitchen will become more functional and attractive.

The Advantage Of Glass

Another way to make your small kitchen look bigger is to replace your solid cabinet doors with glass ones. Glass cabinet doors not only give your cabinetry a lighter look, but also lead your eyes into the depth of the cabinets. Using this trick will make your small kitchen seem visually airy. Since you can see everything in your cabinets, make sure you tidy up your glassware or dishware. Clutter makes your tiny space even smaller.

The Golden Triangle In The Kitchen

The kitchen work triangle may sound like a cliché. Yet, we can’t deny how helpful the concept is when it comes to enhancing the workflow in a small kitchen. The work triangle connects your three main work areas—the sink, stove and refrigerator. The distance between any two should be two easy steps. This layout allows you to keep your major appliances in an efficient work zone, making cooking a much easier task in your small kitchen.

Open Shelves, Big Shelves

If your kitchen is rather small, consider installing open shelves instead of cabinets. Compared to upper cabinets, open shelving is less bulky. Its streamlined look helps provide the illusion of a more expensive space. Moreover, open shelves allow you to show off your favorite collections. This is a great chance to add some pops of color and personalities to your small kitchen.

The Wall

Don’t waste any usable wall space. Your counter is a valuable work area in your small kitchen. You should save the space for cooking preparation and avoid storing any kitchen utensils on the surface. Go for a wall-mounted rack to hang your pots. Also, try to install a small curtain rod near your pot rack so you can keep your lids within reach.

The Nooks and Crannies

Believe it or not, your small kitchen can store more than you think. Check the side of your refrigerator. In most cases, you will find a four to 10 inch gap between the refrigerator and the wall. Make use of the space by installing a large pullout pantry. It’s a great idea for storing canned goods and spices that usually take up too much cabinet space.

Minimalism Is The Key

Just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on essential kitchen. Appliance manufacturers are now offering all sorts of compact appliances to work with any tiny space. Modular kitchens are fast gaining popularity, and the industry is flooding with new and practical solutions every day. Or use simple home DIY remedies that help save space:  hang your microwave underneath cabinets to yield more counter space. Both tactics are effective when it comes to streamlining a small kitchen.

In the end, accept  the chaos. If it's small and crowded, make it fun and small and crowded. A crammed kitchen can also be a cozy one, as long as you know where everything is. 

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