Continuing our theme on kitchen design, our latest tips for the smaller kitchen
The sad truth is that many people with small kitchens have lower budgets think the DIY stores are their only option.
But people with all budgets and sizes of room deserve to get expert advice for their hard-earnt money and their lifestyles can be improved with expert advice. We at Chameleon Designs Interiors, In Norfolk and London offer both practical and resourceful thinking to make the most of that space and your lifestyle.
However there are some simple rules to follow
- Focus on getting rid of as many ups and downs on level of units
- Remove pelmets and coving, they can look dated
- Conceal as many appliances as is affordable
- Choose colours that don’t dominate and, if using two-tone, put dark colours on lower levels and pale above
- If affordable, use glass splash backs or up stands running the full length of the room.
- Lighting is so important. Avoid using a center option with spotlights on it- they make you stand in t=your own light.
- Under-lights are essential to add interest and light up worktops.
- Storage is king. Try to ensure you use height, as many gaps that are reachable will eventually be filled with all sorts, biscuit tins, spare packets of kitchen roll, post, cook books. So use 900mm tall wall units and if the room is dark consider a gloss finish.
- Boiling hot water taps are perfect, if affordable as they get rid of the kettle and declutter the worktop. They are also safe and cost effective in the long term.
- Underfloor heating to get rid of radiators is not too expensive and helps clear the walls for storage.
An Interior Designer can help make these changes work for you, we can often suggest changes such as moving windows, or altering positions of doors, all of which can make the room and space work batter for you. . We can give you ideas to make changes in your own home. For more help and advice contact Chameleon Designs Interiors www.chameleondesignsinteruors.co.uk.