By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Inspiration. At Sunday, December 30th 2018, 01:40:20 AM.
Let’s review the basics on mid-century design and why it works for a small kitchen: Pastels and bright, vibrant colors add life to a small kitchen by brightening it and giving it a cheerful vibe. The minimalist open space concept of tall ceilings, fewer walls or open shelving makes a small kitchen look larger and removes some of the heaviness dark cabinets can create. Wood adds value and a warm, earthy feel. Fun, quirky retro or vintage accessories and appliances put fun back into a small kitchen design.
Flooring is an area of your kitchen that is often forgotten, and yet plays a major role your entire kitchen. If your flooring is keeping you in the past, try switching from your traditional rolled vinyl or linoleum flooring to a more resilient, timeless material — we’re talking wood, tile, or stone. These materials will last longer as well as boost the value of your home. In recent years, ceramic tile that mimics the look of hardwood has become popular, as well as travertine and slate.
New cabinets not in the cards for you? Painting and staining your kitchen’s existing cabinetry is a great option for homeowners on a budget. You could choose a vibrant and bold blue, or a dark, modern black finish to cover up outdated wood and dingy colored cabinets of yesteryear. From distressing doors to paint glazes and stains, you will be surprised how your elbow grease and some additional color will transform your old cabinetry into new.