Clever Use of Space

Jun 17, 2022 | News

Space within your kitchen and how to use it wisely will always be a tricky problem to solve unless you have unlimited space of course, but there are elements which change the perception of the space within your kitchen without the need for any structural changes.
Here are a few ideas on how you can achieve this:

  • Depending on their arrangement, using different materials, adding pops of colour or including lighting within your units can change the perspective of your room, making it appear taller, longer, wider, or highlighting a particular element.
  • When creating a feeling of spaciousness in an environment, the best method is to use light colours, which will reflect natural light and make surfaces appear larger to the eyes. If you have a very large space in your home and want it to feel more intimate, invest in dark tones on the back wall in contrast to lighter colours elsewhere.
  • The arrangement of colours or textures in an environment changes the perspective, making the room appear taller, longer, wider, or highlighting a particular element.
  • If you want to make the room appear smaller, opting for stronger colours on wall surfaces can work well as they will absorb most of the natural light, giving a feeling of enclosure that can be beneficial for certain functions.
  • If you are looking to include storage on your walls within your kitchen design, optioning for open shelving instead of wall units allows you to see the depth of the room whilst also enabling you to display your prettiest crockery, plants, jarred pasta, etc.
  • Painting selected walls whilst leaving others white can transform your perception of your space. Painting the back wall and the ceiling with the same darker colours and leaving the side walls lighter will give the space a wider feel, a technique used in corridors or narrow rooms. If you want the opposite feel, painting the two opposing side walls dark colours and leaving the back wall and the ceiling in light colours will make the space narrower to the eyes, improving the proportions of rooms with unbalanced dimensions. Alternatively, if you feel that your kitchen currently feels long, painting just the back of the room helps to shorten the space.

But of course, in the end, it is not necessarily the space that matters, it’s what you do with it that counts.

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona