By Zurie Monnier. Kitchen. Saturday, November 04th 2017, 04:05:04 AM.
For your small kitchen, you can opt for checkerboard black and white linoleum which is very affordable. This can make your flooring look attractive. Or, since the space is small, you could afford to use marble that can give a very stunning look for your kitchen. Or you can try using cork that is properly sealed to avoid absorption of water for green flooring. You can add aesthetic to your flooring by using a rug or a carpet on it that fits the color and style of your kitchen.
Do away with that boxy feeling in your kitchen by using open storage instead of close cupboards. Also, if it is applicable, you can do away with an island. Consider the usage of the area. If you think that you can already work well without an island, then be it. Make your kitchen as open as possible with only the necessary things in it.
Make sure your kitchen is well lighted. You wouldn't want to work in a dark kitchen. You can put up some pendants, halogens and over-bench lights. To create a mood, you may use ceiling lights with dimmers. Whatever you do with your lighting, just be sure to make the area bright especially in work areas. You can use cold flooring for your kitchen. Ceramic tiles, granite and marble can be used. You may also opt for dark flooring if you want as long as your walls are light. Just make sure that your floor color option matches your wall. Make sure your floor is dry all the time to avoid accidents.