20 Small Kitchen improvement idea

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, If you enjoy our little show, hit the like or share button under this video or better yet comment with your valuable opinion Lastly, press the subscribe button if this channel is new to you and would like to see more Thanks for watching

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