Maximize your space.
Look at your space with a critical eye.
- How you work in the space?
- What seems to be your distraction while cooking in the space?
- What functions are being interrupted?
- Are there walls, appliances or furniture could be relocated or eliminated for greater function?
Could you consider a smaller sink size in order to allocate that space to cabinetry?
Would open shelves serve you and give less apparent weight to the space?
I know I am asking a lot of questions, yet organizing and prioritizing items in your space will help you
discern their placements. Upon your consideration of all the above options, you are ready to move onto
Creating a Focal Point.
This is the fun part. What inspires you? What principle or element of design will you work with that will lend personality to your space?
- Bold color
- glass cabinets
- glass tile
- mixing materials
- wood counter tops
In this galley kitchen example I used a few of the attributes mentioned above.
Color and visual impact where attributes emphasized in this
galley kitchen I designed. The adjacent space allowed me to
move the dining table and seating there. Two small tub chairs
and round table was used casually instead.
I relocated the refrigerator and microwave to the opposite wall in order to create an aesthetically pleasing view
from the adjacent room.
The green sage cabinets was complimented and grounded with a solid stain on selected cabinets and
trim. The ventilation above the cook top was encased and surfaced with lineal mixed media mosaic tile,
which also, complimented the cabinetry finishes lending a cohesive merging of the two elements.
Notice that glass was used on upper cabinets above sink and on the end shallow cabinet. Display storage was also considered.
Overall, the kitchen was transformed having a style of its own.
Small Kitchens with functional considerations of prioritized placements of storage and items, along with creative
assessments can become a unique and inspiring place you enjoy working in.
Leave me a reply and let me know what you think.