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Q: What are some ideas that I can think through as we plan a small kitchen design?

 

A: Putting together a kitchen that is well-designed in a small space means you want to minimize clutter and maximize use. Ideas for achieving this range from backsplashes to seating color.  

 

Here are some of our favorites:

 

Backsplash: Use a mirrored backsplash to create the illusion of extra space. Another trend that we see in smaller kitchens is opening up the kitchen to the living room or family room space. You can still designate one side for eating and the other for family time, but you can maximize the space with this layout.

 

Capitalize on Cabinets: Cabinets are an easy way to pack a statement into a small space. In fact, achieving a specific look and feel with cabinets is one of the most popular ways to draw attention away from the size of your cooking area. While selecting cabinets, consider going tall. What you might be missing in square footage, you can sometimes regain in height. Stacking cabinets is something that you can be creative with no; you don’t have to stack every cabinet!

 

Match Seating and Wall Colors: Other ways to add the illusion of space to your kitchen is by matching your kitchen seating to your kitchen wall color. If you have stools or chairs that you keep near a bar area or your island, you can build unity into the room design by matching the colors.  Easy on the eyes and the wallet, you won’t go wrong with you go for designs that blend central features of your kitchen.

 

Designing a kitchen to maintain a unified look without breaking the bank is possible. Whether you look to the unique backsplash, statement-making cabinetry or color throughout the room, your kitchen can maintain efficiency without becoming cluttered!

 

 

 

 

 

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