Choose your materials wisely
Choosing one finish for all your cabinetry creates a clean and cohesive look in your kitchen which goes a long way in making a small kitchen appear larger. If a two tone kitchen is more your style then be sure to keep the darkest colour to your base units, under the benchtop, and the lightest colour to your overheads and tall units. This will eliminate heavy colours at eye level, as this makes the room feel smaller than it is.
Steer clear of including multiple colours, patterns and materials in a small kitchen as this will only overwhelm the space – which is not what you want.
Let there be light!
A well-considered lighting plan will heavily impact your kitchen, so be sure to include background lighting, mood lighting as well as task lighting. This will add both depth and practicality to your space.
Don’t forget about natural light too! If you don’t have the luxury of a kitchen window in your small kitchen, including a skylight to let natural light into your space is a great option. Natural light will create a feeling of openness within your kitchen space.