- I requested an inside designer make it small kitchen In my rental home the appear and feel is bigger.
- I steered we put money into extra storage options and vertical house to assist open up the world.
My husband and I really like our rental house in Washington, but it surely’s smaller than our final place, so we’re nonetheless determining take advantage of our house each functionally and aesthetically.
One of many massive issues is our small kitchen. Since our home does not have a eating room, we made a scullery within the kitchen, which nonetheless shrinks the house. We even have a tough time making the kitchen appear to be it suits with the remainder of the home because it’s positioned proper subsequent to the lounge.
To search out out one of the simplest ways to make use of and design my kitchen house, I consulted Reya Duenas, inside designer, artistic director, and CEO of Reya Duenas Design.
After sharing photographs and a video tour of my house, Duenas shared tips about make my kitchen really feel extra spacious and cohesive with the remainder of my house.
She mentioned I may maximize my counter house by doing a big elimination
As a passionate house chef, I like to prepare dinner. However since transferring into our new house, I have been missing the house to comfortably prep and prepare dinner.
To get began, Duenas steered, we must always do away with our worktops. She mentioned we must always take away as many gadgets as potential from the counters, together with our butter dish and small oil tins.
If our oil packets had been to dwell on counter tops, I steered we put them in a pleasant tray or basket in order that comparable gadgets can be grouped. This makes them look extra intentional and, because of this, extra elegant.
She additionally advisable eradicating coffee-related home equipment by the sink to create extra space. Duenas steered utilizing our cart as a espresso station or shopping for a brand new one to accommodate all of those home equipment.
Vertical house can be utilized to open up the room
Along with decluttering, she mentioned that profiting from a room’s vertical house could make it seem bigger.
Though Duenas mentioned we had a pleasant desk within the dinette, she steered changing it with one thing extendable. It will permit extra friends to take a seat and eat if wanted, and the desk might be made smaller when not in use.
I additionally steered utilizing a counter or bar peak desk to present the phantasm of extra space.
A sideboard might be the reply to our storage issues
Since we’re quick on storage space within the kitchen, my husband and I’ve resorted to storing our many kitchen instruments and equipment in random cupboards all through the home. This consists of the microwave, air fryer, bread machine, toaster, and lots of different coffee-related home equipment.
This additionally provides to the inconvenience of house cooking as a result of it’s tough to seek for and pull this stuff from the again of our cabinets.
As an answer, Duenas steered changing the small nook shelving unit with one thing bigger like a sideboard to create extra cupboard space.
This space can home the espresso station to save lots of extra counter house.
I could make the kitchen really feel extra cohesive with the remainder of the house by sticking to 1 fashion
Our kitchen is adjoining to the lounge, however the two areas are stylistically totally different; The kitchen/eating space has a country, industrial vibe, whereas the lounge has a mid-century trendy look.
In our final place, there was extra pure separation between areas so cohesion did not matter. However on this home, I really feel caught determining deal with the transition between the 2 areas.
To repair this drawback, Duenas steered selecting a stylistic focus for every space. For starters, she mentioned the present bar cart and different shelving unit subsequent to the eating room desk had been too industrial for the house.
She mentioned we must always cease attempting to marry each kinds and select one.
To additionally assist with transitions between rooms, Duenas steered swapping out a smaller recliner chair. The chair we at the moment are in is just too massive and prevents the pure move between the areas.
Shade coordinated accents are a should
Whereas our kitchen design, Duenas mentioned there was an awesome distinction between the massive black home equipment and white counter tops.
She mentioned switching home equipment can be perfect to unravel this drawback – though it will not be potential since we hire. As a substitute, I steered, we must always incorporate extra black parts into the house for steadiness.
“Strive including some black parts within the art work, runners, or frames to present smaller black touches and steadiness the house,” Duenas mentioned.
On the whole, I’ve realized that bigger storage items are key to maximizing house and decluttering your countertop
Duenas suggestions have given me some nice concepts for making my kitchen extra usable. My greatest criticism was that I needed to put money into greater storage options.
Presently, we now have smaller items that look cute however do not present a lot cupboard space. If we invested in bigger items, as Duenas steered, we may simply maintain extra kitchen instruments and equipment within the precise kitchen.