Tips For Making Small Kitchens Look Bigger
October 17, 2009
Many homeowners all have the same complaints and it stems from their small kitchens. What most do not realize is that there are other ways of making the space looker bigger than tearing down walls. This is especially important for those looking to sell a home where less money spent is more! Those professional designers and interior decorators know all the little tricks to make small kitchens look bigger, and doing so on limited budgets. Here are a few ideas that will make the kitchen look bigger and not break the pocketbook in the process.
Paint & Illusions
Painting small kitchens can create an illusion and make them look bigger without doing anything else to them. Over the years so many people have been led to believe that lighter colors enlarge the room while darker colors close in the room. This is not always the case, because so many rooms are shaped differently and have other issues that can change the dynamics. One of the best paint illusions is to combine the primary paint color with a slightly darker color. Not to make it too drastic, however the change is what creates a larger look. Paint the walls closest to the entrance of the kitchen the darker color, and get lighter as the wall goes on. This tricks the eye into believing the space is much larger.
Skip Curtains & Let The Light Shine
Windows found in small kitchens should be covered minimally. No heavy draperies or curtains should be installed, instead allow as much sunlight in as possible. The more light that shines in, the bigger the room looks. Additional light also makes the room look cleaner!