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Ideally, your kitchen should accommodate a variety of appliances you need. Not to mention enough space that allows you to prepare your meals. How much more when you have a big family that loves to eat, it also requires you to have a bigger kitchen space for a better cooking experience. Of course, there is nothing wrong having a small kitchen – that if you live solo.
If you are planning to do some renovations, there are things that you need to consider before you start working on it. Of course, each kitchen design would depend on what kind of property you have invested. Properties such as a condo in Taguig has their own guidelines on what and what not to do when it comes to kitchen renovations. That means, you also have to consider their policies of the property. But do not limit your culinary dreams just because you have a small kitchen space since you can already create an impression of a bigger space with strategic decorating hacks.
Keep work triangle in mind
The working space of the kitchen is one of the most important things you need to consider. You have to keep in mind the right arrangements of your appliances to make sure that it will not look crowded in a particular area. The working space layout should form a triangle that connects your three main work areas – the sink, stove, and refrigerator.
Go with white
Admittedly, some of you here find the color white plain and boring. But did you know that white is an elegant color and can create an illusion of roominess? An all-white kitchen offers a seamless transition from walls to floor, where everyone can appreciate the clean look of the white. Of course, try to mix and match different textures or shades of white to add the beauty of the place.
It does not matter what color palette you decide to have, your kitchen should get as much light as possible. Having a good lighting will make a small kitchen feel spacious. Aside from the lights installed under your kitchen cabinets that help brighten up your shadowy countertops, you can also go for a natural light. Perhaps, you can install a large window that allows the light to go in.
Add the illusion of more space
Just like how mirrors can make your bedroom look bigger, having mirrors in your kitchen as your backsplashes can also achieve such results. The mirror can help reflect the light and view that creates the impression of a bigger kitchen space.
Store on the wall
Perhaps, not all of us here hang their kitchen utensils on the walls. However, if you do not have enough storage or cabinet for other kitchen appliances and utensils, you can always use your wall. Of course, you also have to make sure that the arrangement is stylish enough to make it look good in your kitchen. Moreover, you can also use a magnetic strip on the wall for knives – this will definitely come in handy.
These tips above gives an opportunity for other homeowners to do their own style of making their kitchen space look bigger. Although these tips may be simple, it is effective enough to make a big difference in your small kitchen space.
John Lee is a blogger and a business enthusiast. He is currently writing and blogging about Arca South Taguig,a highly networked central business and real estate company in the Philippines.