You cannot overlook your gastronomic call at all. So, even a small kitchen demands a luxurious revamping too. But the plethora of kitchen decoration ideas available can only make you dazed. The availability of great assortments of kitchen furniture and fixtures, flooring, storage options only act as bonus on it to make you even more bewildered. So, the idea of renovating your small kitchen into a paradise might fall back due to this utter confusion. But we have a solution for you on kitchen decoration that comprises of easy to follow and convenient tips. Follow them and convert your small culinary area into a magnificent living area.
Take into account the available space
Talking about revamping your kitchen, you cannot expect every kitchen to serve a number of purposes simultaneously. So, if your kitchen is a massive one, you have a greater scope for experimentation and giving in a multi-tasking face. But, if you have space constraint, accept the truth that you cannot put your entire dream into reality. In such a circumstance, work on the most primary function of that nook of your house, that is preparing the meal. So, work on this primary aspect and renovate your kitchen accordingly. Now, rescale the available area in such a way that it becomes accommodative of the modern kitchen appliances and fixtures.
Kitchen walls need greatest priority. For a small kitchen your palette is quite restricted as you will not be able to experiment with darker and denser shades. Choose colors that are light reflecting and bright. They will open up your available wall area. Spicy colors like yellow, lime, rust orange are great options for you.
Flooring is crucial
Flooring is the other most vital thing while decorating your small kitchen. Be very calculative in getting hold of flooring that looks spacious in appeal. The best thing to do is to go for pastel shades or neutral colors. Linoleum flooring is also a convenient option as it will not blow your fortune but remain resilient against the rough wear and tear of the area.
Create more space
When you have a small kitchen you need to ensure that you do not eat up the space and make it appear too claustrophobic. The first things to get removed from the kitchen are overhead cabinets. Frankly, they are extremely towering and you only face grave challenges in trying to get your things off them when needed. You will have to depend upon ladders and shelves to help you out every time. The worst thing of it all is that this ladder is only going to eat up your walkable space further. So, a better solution is that incline towards open shelves, glazed counters, crockery holding racks and things like that, which display your stuffs nicely without making the kitchen look messy. Things will also remain within your accessible range, without the need of any further equipment.
Mix and match aesthetics
While with a petite kitchen you are always at a risk of running short of space, you are lucky to sport a fusion look! Actually, you hardly have any area to create a theme and work on it extensively as the space constraint can come in your way of any structural additions. Moreover, when you are short of space and face a challenge in creating storage devices for your kitchen necessities, generating an extra space for a showable display will be dumbness. So, invest upon mix and matches. Get hold of furniture and fixtures that are functional for your kitchen. Set them up throughout your kitchen area in such a way that aesthetically they impart a diffused look and functionally they increase the efficiency of your kitchen. But be alert that an overall virtual unity is maintained.
Reflections work like magic
While you cannot do anything to increase the actual space in your compact kitchen, your wise steps can generate virtual space for sure. A wise tip to go about it is to replace the entire counter shelf covers and shutters with their of glass counterparts. Get hold of tempered glass species so that the durability of the same is also maintained in the process. For windows, go for broader glass panes with slim wooden frames, so that the play of natural light inside your kitchen is optimum even when the window shutters are closed. The same rule applies for the entrance door too. Replace them with see through glass supplements. This will dispel the claustrophobia of your kitchen and virtually increase the available space, rendering a visual uniformity with your living area. A glass counter-top will be an additional bonus on this. Work further on this reflecting aspect of your kitchen by installing a mirror in a strategic position, say for instance bang opposite to the entrance or behind the backsplash. Although this is not a very common kitchen decoration element, you need to install it for creating optical capaciousness. We assure you, this will give your kitchen a unique dimension.
Illumination creates ambiance
Your petite kitchen will suffer even more from space constraint if it is not properly lighted up. So, lighting is an integral part of your kitchen décor. Thus, install different types of lighting to lighten up your available area. Therefore, the first thing to do is to replace all your old light fittings with the ones that are of different types, styles and intensities. For instance, hang a pendent light on the eating area. Get hold of a few focused lighting for the cooking area and a flat light for the walkable zone. The variety lights will further work in increasing the dimension of your kitchen too.
Dispelling the boxy look of your petite kitchen and giving it the makeover of a luxurious culinary counter of a five star hotel is not a mammoth task. The easy to follow steps discussed here will come handy in your project of kitchen renovation if you follow them in a regimented manner.