20 Small Kitchen improvement idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhNj6HkdFRY Transcript 0:06 Hopefully there aren’t many issues with your kitchen… 0:07 but if yours is on the small side… 0:09 there might be plenty of problems that arise. 0:12 Things like utensils piling up on the counter… 0:13 stacking your pots and pans… storing your 0:16 raw foods… 0:17 and making sure you still 0:18 have enough space to move around. 0:20 Take a look at your kitchen… 0:21 figure out what you’d like to change.. 0:22 and get ready 0:23 for this countdown 0:24 that will hopefully help you fix them all! 0:26 20. 0:27 Fix the counter top! 0:29 How can you make your kitchen look like it’s gotten a face lift? 0:31 Fix up the counter top! 0:33 For instance, you can replace it with one that’s solid black. 0:36 Leave at least three inch wings on either side… 0:38 then paint the bottom drawers with 0:40 bright white paint. 0:42 If you already installed a medium height back splash, 0:44 cut half of it… this will give the 0:46 illusion of more space above the counter. 0:48 Add in some pendant lighting with a unique 0:50 shape an your kitchen will be looking perfect. 0:54 19. 0:55 Mount a Table on the wall 0:56 Eating a meal on the sofa just can’t compare 0:58 to having one at a dining table. 1:01 Sure when you’re having a party or entertaining guests, 1:03 sitting on the sofa and using your 1:04 thighs as a table might be fun… 1:06 but it’s just so nice to sit down to a dining table. 1:09 If you don’t have the space for one… 1:11 why not try mounting a folding table 1:13 to the wall in your kitchen or hallway… 1:14 wherever you have the space. 1:16 Then when you’re done, just tidy up and fold the table away again. 1:20 18. 1:22 Add a Rolling Island. 1:23 Having a kitchen island can be a blessing… 1:25 or a curse. 1:26 The permanent kinds can be great for preparing 1:28 your meals or maybe even dining at… 1:30 but sometimes 1:31 don’t you wish you could just push 1:33 the island to the side 1:34 so you have some more space 1:35 to move around? 1:36 Well, if you pick up yourself one of these rolling islands… 1:38 you can do just that! 1:40 Bring it into the middle of your kitchen for preparing food… 1:42 then move it to the edge 1:43 of the room when company is over. 1:45 And for a special dinner for two… 1:47 these rolling islands make for a great dinner caddy. 1:51 17. 1:53 Be smart about buying your cutting boards 1:55 If you’re always looking for space to put 1:56 your cutting boards when you need to chop things up, 1:59 why not think outside the box. 2:01 If you get cutting boards that are wider than your kitchen sink, 2:04 you can place the board 2:05 across the sink and do both your cleaning and cutting in one place! 2:09 As a bonus, you’re still not losing space for your dishes. 2:12 16. 2:14 Expand your kitchen with Patterns 2:16 This tip is shared by one of the world’s most 2:17 famous interior designers. 2:20 It helps you achieve a look of an exotic and spacious kitchen while still remaining elegant 2:24 First, try installing tiger stripe wallpaper horizontally 2:27 to give the illusion of more space. 2:29 Pair it with solid colours on the counter top or shelves. 2:32 A bonus of going with this idea is you can keep everything else simple… 2:35 no need to pair it with decorations else where. 2:38 Just keep it clean and the patterns will do the talking. 2:41 15. 2:43 Dig Up the Sink! 2:44 If you are a fan of mixing and matching, your 2:46 biggest enemy would probably be the sink. 2:48 Unlike the stove that can blend into almost any styles, 2:51 the sink dictates how stylish your 2:52 kitchen can be. 2:53 If you still have the concave type, 2:55 maybe it’s time to consider remodeling. 2:57 The top mount and front sink model has the most flexible style 3:00 compared to the others. 3:02 Its gray silvery color fits well with almost any concepts 3:06 14. 3:07 Mount Wavy Shelves 3:08 Kitchen shelves usually have a monotonous shape 3:11 maybe that’s why almost all kitchens look the same…. 3:14 dominated by boxes. 3:16 Give your kitchen some movement by mounting curvy boards to the wall. 3:19 It works just like open shelves, but with style. 3:22 Just be careful if you have an open stove…. 3:24 Make sure any boards are far enough away from 3:26 heat or flames as to not cause a fire. 3:29 13. 3:31 Get Glossy! 3:32 Besides a mirror, another way to achieve a spacious impression 3:34 is by giving your ceiling an upgrade. 3:36 Lacquer finishing gives a blurred but glossy look to your ceiling’s surface, allowing it 3:41 to reflect light randomly, creating the illusion of endless ceiling. 3:44 When choosing your color… 3:45 remember not to stray too far from the color on the walls… 3:48 you can then complete the set with mosaic tiles of a similar color. 3:53 12. 3:54 Splash Metallic Element. 3:56 One option to make the tiny space looks bigger 3:58 is by adding a silvery shade. 4:01 Take a look at the colors already on your walls… 4:03 then find pretty silver wallpaper 4:04 with a similar background color. 4:07 This eye trick works better in the light… so make sure to turn them on at night. 4:10 The morning sunshine could also be 4:12 the perfect lighting to enjoy these metallic shades. 4:14 Recommended colors include blue, beige and other soft colors. 4:19 11. 4:20 Trim with Colors. 4:21 If you decide to go with this idea, you are 4:23 aiming for small but fun cooking corner. 4:25 The equipment needed is also pretty easy to get. 4:27 All you need is a can of your favorite color paint and a roll of painter’s tape. 4:31 Design the blue print first….. 4:33 Trimming helps to add contour by adding shape. 4:35 If your kitchen already has a back splash, then you can add-in some elements from it. 4:40 This way, you have a more cohesive look to your kitchen…. 4:42 Another color with a similar hue is also possible. 4:45 10. 4:46 Install Extra Storage! 4:48 Adding storage does not always mean expanding 4:50 your kitchen. 4:51 The area from the floor to the mid-section of the kitchen is usually occupied by kitchen 4:54 equipment such as the stove and sink. 4:57 However, the area above the cabinets and close to the ceiling is often forgotten. 5:01 You can Install some cabinets on top, or store things above your existing cabinets, 5:05 just make sure you have a step stool handy to reach them when you need them. 5:08 Also, this storage space is best used for equipment not needed often as it is up and 5:13 out of the way. 5:14 9. 5:16 Create a Rack Chandelier 5:17 When it comes to your cooking equipment, your 5:19 pots and pans take up the most space. 5:22 Instead of hanging them on your precious walls, or taking up space in your cupboard 5:26 make some space up in the air.. 5:27 The concept is similar to a chandelier. 5:30 Set it above the dining table, and built a ring around the lights with some hooks. 5:34 Alternate the pot colors and see how they turn into unique decorations. 5:38 Measure the height and make sure your guests’ head will not bump the pots. 5:42 Keep in mind that this trick is not suitable for catering properties. 5:46 8. 5:47 Build yourself some open shelves out of Copper. 5:50 Don’t let your limited cooking corner stops you from being fancy. 5:53 If your kitchen is surrounded by windows on both sides, then this idea might work well 5:57 for you. 5:58 Built two stories of open shelves, using copper pipe. 6:01 Add one bar on the bottom to hang mugs and cups. 6:04 Later on, this shelf will be attached to the counter tops. 6:07 When calculating the size, don’t forget to match your height to the design. 6:10 The first level should be within arm’s reach. 6:13 The items on the second bar should be within reach without having to get on your tippy 6:16 toes. 6:17 7. 6:19 Apply a Monochromatic Look 6:21 Black can hide stains… and white has the 6:23 power to brighten the atmosphere. 6:25 What about the combination of both? 6:27 You could go for what is called a monochromatic style. 6:30 If you know how to plan out the tones, it will be a magnificent setting. 6:34 Put black on the cooking area, so any stains can wait a while before cleaning time. 6:38 Then use white for the preparation station, allowing you to cut cleanly. 6:42 Adding in a checkered back splash and floor are also good complements for this combination. 6:47 6. 6:48 Hang some Oversize Arts 6:50 If you arrange things effectively, there might 6:52 be a case when you have an empty wall. 6:54 Instead of letting it remain bare, Hang a piece of oversized art. 6:58 It expands the visitors’ view, and as a result, you have what looks like a spacious 7:02 kitchen, as well as chic focal point in the room. 7:05 Keep in mind the effect will stand out only when you have a single color on the walls, 7:08 floor an cabinets. 7:11 5. 7:12 Organize your Spices! 7:14 If you take cooking seriously, then you undoubtedly 7:16 have a lot of spices in stock. 7:18 Even if you’re not so fond of cooking, you still need clear jars to store your oatmeal 7:22 and snacks. 7:23 The original packages have different sizes and shapes… 7:26 so to make things prettier, 7:27 add decorative stickers, labeling each one of their names. 7:30 Utilize the jars on the counter top, close to your reach. 7:33 It’s even better if you have mounted wall shelves. 7:37 4. 7:38 Use Molding to pull it all together. 7:40 How can you tell when a space is nice and large? 7:43 One way to measure it is by looking for useable hanging space. 7:46 For example, the embossed surface from the molding and drawer pull. 7:49 This concept could be adapted to your kitchen. 7:52 Add at least two inches of molding to your counter top edges. 7:55 For the drawers, pick the pulls that are easy to grip, easy to clean, and have a simple 7:59 yet stylish design. 8:01 3. 8:03 Light up your Shelves 8:04 If it is not possible to use an entire wall 8:06 for a display, find another way to spice up your kitchen. 8:09 Ceiling shelves might just be your savior. 8:11 The first option is to paint the inside with a bright color, more vivid than the outer 8:15 frame. 8:16 During the day, seeing your cutlery, plates and bowls stored inside a colored box will 8:19 be like looking at a piece of art. 8:22 However, This sight will fade during the night…. 8:24 which is a good reason to install some small 8:26 lighting in your ceiling to illuminate your shelves. 8:28 2. 8:30 Split the Tone! 8:31 There are reasons why your eyes cannot be 8:32 used to accurately measure. 8:34 An instant example is when you see a bright top paried with a dark bottom. 8:38 The eyes will automatically decide if it is proportional. 8:40 That is what happens when you apply a similar trick to your kitchen. 8:44 The small space will look bigger than its real size. 8:47 The white top spreads from the counter top to the shelves. 8:49 The Bottom shelves then adopt a dark color to give total contrast. 8:53 And last, 1. 8:55 Mirror Back Splash 8:57 Nothing makes a room look larger better than a mirror…. 8:59 It reflects whatever placed in front of it, allowing your eyes catch a glimpse 9:03 of an extended room. 9:04 Since installing mirrors for each cabinet can be too pricey, pick specific a spot for installation. 9:09 The Back splash would be the most appropriate space. 9:12 In addition, a mirror back splash also yells out elegance and contemporary style. 9:17 That’s it, If you enjoy our little show, hit the like 9:20 or share button under this video… or better yet comment with your valuable opinion. 9:25 Lastly, press the subscribe button if this channel is new to you and would like to see 9:29 more. 9:30 Thanks for watching.