Hudson Heights Residence
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2. Hang your upper cabinets higherFor this 72 square fee kitchen, architect Lauren Rubin hung the cabinets a little higher above the counter to give the feel of more space. Standard cabinets typically hang 18 inches above a counter. Rubin hung these at 22 inches. “I find for small kitchens, hanging cabinets 18 inches above a countertop makes things feel small and congested,” she says. “You lose some storage, but it’s important to make those small spaces feel as light and airy as possible.” Here’s how to exploit every square inch in your kitchen
4. Here, light-coloured tiles clad the walls all the way up to the ceiling, giving the small space a lofty appeal. This kitchen pulls off a highly functional design by incorporating open shelves as well as closed cabinets. The vertical lines of the cabinets and window boost the perception of height and grain of the wood, across the floor, makes the area look wider than it actually is.
8. Use shelf uppers In a small kitchen, removing all the upper cabinets may not be a practical option, but you can always use as much or as little as you like to house just your most attractive everyday items.A few open shelves on one wall will perfectly hold daily-use tableware, storage jars and bins, and cookbooks, and give the room a much more open feel. It can also give a beautiful window a little more space to breathe so the whole room feels less stuffed.