If you’ve been following us on Home@8, you’ll know how I bought a townhouse and I’m really eager for its completion so we can do it up. Well I went past the new place yesterday and I’m feeling pretty upset cos the space looks smaller than I expected. Boo.
Here’s a picture of my home in progress!
Fine, I didn’t get to see my actual unit and the unit space and layout of the place I saw is completely different from the unit I’m getting… but still.
And if it’s anything to go by, my kitchen’s gonna be too small to even fit a proper set of galley kitchen cabinets. So I’m toying with the idea of knocking the wall down and having my kitchen open up to the living and dining area.
Unfortunately, there are pros and cons to open concept kitchens and especially for Asian cooking, the smells and grease will waft into the living area and seep into the cushions and other soft furnishings too… no matter how powerful your hood is. Boo x2.
I’ll need professional help with my kitchen and will consult with Serena on this definitely. But in the meantime, I’ve been checking out some open kitchen plans…
LOVE the white on white open kitchen. White creates the illusion of space and the fact that it’s an open concept kitchen definitely helps! Fave accessory in this pic? The ginger kitty! I have one too! <3
Guess we’ll most probably be using a lot of muted colours for our tiny kitchen like this: concrete and white. Smart use of pink as a bold colour to accent the otherwise spartan-looking kitchen. Yes it’s smart and adds character although I’m not too sure if pink would be my colour of choice!
I love the pic above predominantly because of the texture from the exposed bricks, the white tiles and concrete floor. Love the rawness of this kitchen. Although I can foresee storage issues/ clutter with the limited cabinets.
Another white kitchen, but with a steel surface instead. The muted colours add to the illusion of space but as with metal, there’s always the cold and impersonal factor which can be softened by wooden flooring like in this case.
This is a personal favourite. Although the kitchen cabinets are painted a dark hue, the slightly white-washed texture somehow adds to the breeziness of the room. Coupled with a homely wooden dining table and airy white dining chairs, this kitchen WORKS!
Tell me, do you have an issue with a small kitchen too, and how did you overcome it?