Hopefully there aren’t many issues with your kitchen… but if yours is on the small side… there might be plenty of problems that arise. Things like utensils piling up on the counter… stacking your pots and pans…
storing your raw foods… and making sure you still have enough space to move around. Take a look at your kitchen… figure out what you’d like to change.. and get ready for this countdown that will hopefully help you fix them all! 20. Fix the counter top! How can you make your kitchen look like it’s
gotten a face lift? Fix up the counter top! For instance, you can replace it with one
that’s solid black. Leave at least three inch wings on either
side… then paint the bottom drawers with bright white paint. If you already installed a medium height back splash, cut half of it… this will give the illusion of more space above the counter. Add in some pendant lighting with a unique shape an your kitchen will be looking perfect. 19. Mount a Table on the wall Eating a meal on the sofa just can’t compare to having one at a dining table. Sure when you’re having a party or entertaining
guests, sitting on the sofa and using your thighs as a table might be fun… but it’s just so nice to sit down to a dining table. If you don’t have the space for one… why not try mounting a folding table to the wall in your kitchen or hallway… wherever you have the space. Then when you’re done, just tidy up and fold
the table away again. 18. Add a Rolling Island. Having a kitchen island can be a blessing… or a curse. The permanent kinds can be great for preparing your meals or maybe even dining at… but sometimes don’t you wish you could just push the island to the side so you have some more space to move around? Well, if you pick up yourself one of these
rolling islands… you can do just that! Bring it into the middle of your kitchen for
preparing food… then move it to the edge of the room when company is over. And for a special dinner for two… these rolling islands make for a great dinner caddy. 17. Be smart about buying your cutting boards If you’re always looking for space to put your cutting boards when you need to chop
things up, why not think outside the box. If you get cutting boards that are wider than
your kitchen sink, you can place the board across the sink and do both your cleaning
and cutting in one place! As a bonus, you’re still not losing space
for your dishes. 16. Expand your kitchen with Patterns This tip is shared by one of the world’s most famous interior designers. It helps you achieve a look of an exotic and spacious kitchen while still remaining elegant First, try installing tiger stripe wallpaper
horizontally to give the illusion of more space. Pair it with solid colours on the counter
top or shelves. A bonus of going with this idea is you can
keep everything else simple… no need to pair it with decorations else where. Just keep it clean and the patterns will do
the talking. 15. Dig Up the Sink! If you are a fan of mixing and matching, your biggest enemy would probably be the sink. Unlike the stove that can blend into almost
any styles, the sink dictates how stylish your kitchen can be. If you still have the concave type, maybe it’s time to consider remodeling. The top mount and front sink model has the
most flexible style compared to the others. Its gray silvery color fits well with almost any
concepts 14. Mount Wavy Shelves Kitchen shelves usually have a monotonous shape maybe that’s why almost all kitchens
look the same…. dominated by boxes. Give your kitchen some movement by mounting
curvy boards to the wall. It works just like open shelves, but with
style. Just be careful if you have an open stove…. Make sure any boards are far enough away from heat or flames as to not cause a fire. 13. Get Glossy! Besides a mirror, another way to achieve a spacious impression is by giving your ceiling
an upgrade. Lacquer finishing gives a blurred but glossy
look to your ceiling’s surface, allowing it to reflect light randomly, creating the illusion
of endless ceiling. When choosing your color… remember not to stray too far from the color on the walls… you can then complete the set with mosaic
tiles of a similar color. 12. Splash Metallic Element. One option to make the tiny space looks bigger is by adding a silvery shade. Take a look at the colors already on your
walls… then find pretty silver wallpaper with a similar background color. This eye trick works better in the light…
so make sure to turn them on at night. The morning sunshine could also be the perfect
lighting to enjoy these metallic shades. Recommended colors include blue, beige and
other soft colors. 11. Trim with Colors. If you decide to go with this idea, you are aiming for small but fun cooking corner. The equipment needed is also pretty easy to
get. All you need is a can of your favorite color
paint and a roll of painter’s tape. Design the blue print first….. Trimming helps to add contour by adding shape. If your kitchen already has a back splash,
then you can add-in some elements from it. This way, you have a more cohesive look to
your kitchen…. Another color with a similar hue is also possible. 10. Install Extra Storage! Adding storage does not always mean expanding your kitchen. The area from the floor to the mid-section
of the kitchen is usually occupied by kitchen equipment such as the stove and sink. However, the area above the cabinets and close
to the ceiling is often forgotten. You can Install some cabinets on top, or store
things above your existing cabinets, just make sure you have a step stool handy to reach
them when you need them. Also, this storage space is best used for
equipment not needed often as it is up and out of the way. 9. Create a Rack Chandelier When it comes to your cooking equipment, your pots and pans take up the most space. Instead of hanging them on your precious walls,
or taking up space in your cupboard make some space up in the air.. The concept is similar to a chandelier. Set it above the dining table, and built a
ring around the lights with some hooks. Alternate the pot colors and see how they
turn into unique decorations. Measure the height and make sure your guests’
head will not bump the pots. Keep in mind that this trick is not suitable
for catering properties. 8. Build yourself some open shelves out of Copper. Don’t let your limited cooking corner stops
you from being fancy. If your kitchen is surrounded by windows on
both sides, then this idea might work well for you. Built two stories of open shelves, using copper
pipe. Add one bar on the bottom to hang mugs and
cups. Later on, this shelf will be attached to the
counter tops. When calculating the size, don’t forget
to match your height to the design. The first level should be within arm’s reach. The items on the second bar should be within
reach without having to get on your tippy toes. 7. Apply a Monochromatic Look Black can hide stains…
and white has the power to brighten the atmosphere. What about the combination of both? You could go for what is called a monochromatic
style. If you know how to plan out the tones, it
will be a magnificent setting. Put black on the cooking area, so any stains
can wait a while before cleaning time. Then use white for the preparation station,
allowing you to cut cleanly. Adding in a checkered back splash and floor
are also good complements for this combination. 6. Hang some Oversize Arts If you arrange things effectively, there might be a case when you have an empty wall. Instead of letting it remain bare, Hang a
piece of oversized art. It expands the visitors’ view, and as a
result, you have what looks like a spacious kitchen, as well as chic focal point in the
room. Keep in mind the effect will stand out only
when you have a single color on the walls, floor an cabinets. 5. Organize your Spices! If you take cooking seriously, then you undoubtedly have a lot of spices in stock. Even if you’re not so fond of cooking, you
still need clear jars to store your oatmeal and snacks. The original packages have different sizes
and shapes… so to make things prettier, add decorative stickers, labeling each one of
their names. Utilize the jars on the counter top, close
to your reach. It’s even better if you have mounted wall
shelves. 4. Use Molding to pull it all together. How can you tell when a space is nice and
large? One way to measure it is by looking for useable
hanging space. For example, the embossed surface from the
molding and drawer pull. This concept could be adapted to your kitchen. Add at least two inches of molding to your
counter top edges. For the drawers, pick the pulls that are easy
to grip, easy to clean, and have a simple yet stylish design. 3. Light up your Shelves If it is not possible to use an entire wall for a display, find another way to spice up
your kitchen. Ceiling shelves might just be your savior. The first option is to paint the inside with
a bright color, more vivid than the outer frame. During the day, seeing your cutlery, plates
and bowls stored inside a colored box will be like looking at a piece of art. However, This sight will fade during the night…. which is a good reason to install some small lighting in your ceiling to illuminate your
shelves. 2. Split the Tone! There are reasons why your eyes cannot be used to accurately measure. An instant example is when you see a bright
top paried with a dark bottom. The eyes will automatically decide if it is
proportional. That is what happens when you apply a similar
trick to your kitchen. The small space will look bigger than its
real size. The white top spreads from the counter top
to the shelves. The Bottom shelves then adopt a dark color
to give total contrast. And last,
1. Mirror Back Splash Nothing makes a room look larger better than a mirror…. It reflects whatever placed in
front of it, allowing your eyes catch a glimpse of an extended room. Since installing mirrors for each cabinet
can be too pricey, pick specific a spot for installation. The Back splash would be the most appropriate
space. In addition, a mirror back splash also yells
out elegance and contemporary style. That’s it,
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