Want to know how to make a small kitchen look bigger? Transform your tiny space with these clever tips and tricks
6. LIGHTING IS KEY IN A SMALL KITCHEN
Good lighting is so important in a small kitchen to make it look bigger. From atmospheric dimmer switches over dining areas and brighter, more direct lighting for food preparation and cooking, effective kitchen lighting ideas can make or break a room.
'A well-thought-through lighting solution is integral to the space so it’s vital that the lighting, as well as the electrical wiring, is considered from the very beginning of the project. In this way, it’s possible to make a space feel larger than it actually is,' says Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director, Industville.
'Lighting should be approached in a layered manner, so embrace the whole range of available sources, from pendants to recessed lights, to track lighting, lamps, and spotlighting. I always advise customers to vary the lighting in a room to create little pockets and pools of light, and to mix and match products to create a coordinated scheme. Ambient lighting will brighten and enhance the glow in a room, while lanterns and wall sconces will create a soft, relaxing atmosphere.'
'Accent lighting is great for highlighting architectural features or to show off a piece of art or photography and can be created using halogen spotlights or table lamps. For work areas such as food preparation, task lighting provides localized light and is particularly important in a kitchen,' she adds. 'A trio of pendants over a dining table or breakfast bar makes a great statement and can complement other accessories in the kitchen.'