You may think that luxury kitchens cost the earth and that if you don’t have loads of space to play with, you have to content yourself with a mediocre room. Well, believe us when we tell you that that’s not true.
There’s so much you can do with a small space to achieve that luxury look and feel, and the good news is that you don’t have to rip out and replace your kitchen, that is unless you want to.
Here are five cost-effective ways to spruce up your kitchen to make it look bigger and more glamorous:
1. Choose lighter colours for your walls
Painting your walls white is a quick and easy way to make your kitchen look larger than it is. You can add to the luxury feel by using pops of colour in your white goods and small appliances if you like, but keep your walls as light as possible to make your kitchen look bigger and brighter.
2. Think hard about your storage options
Any kitchen you walk into, you expect to see cabinets. However, there are other options. Perhaps consider open shelving, which will automatically make your room look larger. But, of course, you’ll have to be careful to avoid cluttering up these shelves if you want to maintain that luxury feel.
If you have a lot to store, invest in slim cabinets instead, and again, choose a light or neutral colour to maintain that spacious aesthetic.
3. Use reflections to make your kitchen look bigger
A reflective backsplash, for example, is a great way to make your space look larger than it is. You can also invest in mirrors, stainless steel appliances, shiny floors and high gloss paint to achieve the same effect.
4. Invest in slimline white goods
Where possible, opt for slimline white goods and appliances to leave you ample room for a minimalist, luxury feel. The more workspace you have, the larger your kitchen will look. We can help you select the right appliances to complement a smaller space while giving the illusion of a larger kitchen.
5. Lights, lights, lights
Even if you have large windows that are south-facing, strategically placed lighting can increase the luxury feel even more and make your kitchen look bigger than it is. Consider installing ceiling spotlights, cabinet lighting, or spotlights embedded at the base of your units.
The more lights, the better, although be sure to stay away from shades or other designs that will dampen the light’s reach.
These are just a few tricks you can use to make your room look bigger than it is. Whether you’re redesigning or completely renovating your kitchen, our designers can help you find ways to create the kitchen of your dreams, even if you lack space.
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