By Zurie Monnier. Kitchen. Saturday, November 04th 2017, 04:06:16 AM.
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.
Since the kitchen is used primarily for meal preparation, you have to make sure you have all the appliances you need like refrigerator, microwave, range and others. But see to it that they are well placed. Do not use too large appliances for it can only occupy a large space when a smaller version of it can also function the same. For your work area, you can consider a small scale island or counter-topped cart that can be rolled away when not used.
Place some incandescent lighting under your hanging cabinets and let it shine down your countertops that will increase the shadowing, giving it a visual movement. You can place lights under the base of your cabinets, too. But do not forget to install fluorescent lights that can increase the larger look of your kitchen.