Lighting can play a big role in the way your kitchen space can appear in size. A small kitchen does not need fluorescent lights as they can depress a small kitchen. Any lighting that can be put up under wall cupboards will not make the room appear too bright or too small. Lighting should blend in with your colors and overall décor to give the room a good contrast. The appliances should be next to each other when you are designing the kitchen. This increases their efficiency and prevents you from having to walk across the entire room to get from one appliance to the other. If you do not require a large refrigerator, you can purchase a smaller, deeper one to save more floor space. There are software design tools that can help you come up with design ideas for your small kitchen and appliances.
If you have a solid countertop then you should consider putting up a glass tile blend. This beautiful assortment of color can pull together your counters, cabinets, and fixtures. A lot of companies sell stock blends with particular colors but there are some out there that will customize the blend for you. Done correctly and a glass tile blend will make your kitchen backsplash something that everyone will talk about.
Interior designers create an illusion of space with lighting under the cabinets and under the counter. The proper lighting can make your kitchen larger and appealing. Lighter color cabinet with glass doors creates the appearance that there is more space. Flooring tiles can be placed diagonally. In a galley, designed kitchen hardware floors can be used and still give the room a large appearance. If doing a modern small kitchen design and an island is desired, it is best to double it up as a work space as well. There are island designs that come already available and can suit your needs and preferences. The islands provide solutions to and space problems in your small kitchen.