Creative ideas can be put to good use when coming up with a small kitchen design. A good way to start out is by deciding on everything you think you may need in the kitchen. Once you decide on everything you need, you will have to figure out if you want your kitchen to show your personality or if you want it to speak more on a functional level.
The kitchen is already small, so you will want to design it in a way that will allow you to make the best use of the limited space. A functional kitchen design style will only need to have the items that you will absolutely use just about every day. You may like the idea of certain things being in the kitchen, like an espresso machine, but if you truly are not going to use it on a daily or regular basis there is no need to have it.
One thing to consider having in a small kitchen is a small island. An island does not have to be very big and can still be accommodating. An island can probably be a little more beneficial to you. The top of it can be used as a working space, while the cabinets below can be used as a storage place. You can keep kitchen utensils in the drawers.
The cabinets on an island can be used to store your pots and pans. Cabinets or even hooks can be hung up on the sides of the island to make for better storage place and convenience. Lighting will have to be sufficient enough if you decide to have a small island in your kitchen space. Lighting should not be too bright or too dim for you to work in.
Color is something else to consider when trying to come up with a good small kitchen design. You may want to try to find colors that will make your small kitchen space comfortable, warm, inviting and most importantly seem larger. Lighter or white colors tend to make a kitchen appear to be larger.
Most light kitchens have a dark base making the kitchen seem more spacious than it actually is. White, silver, and cream are commonly used lighter colors in a small kitchen when designing. You can use these colors alone or mix them together. A white kitchen may have silver appliances such as a refrigerator or sink. Or it can simply be a white kitchen with metallic accents would be appealing.
In order to incorporate a small kitchen design, you will have to have a good mind for creativity. You will need to be able to come up with a good color scheme or at the very least, have a good sense of color. There are interior decorators that you can consult with for professional ideas to design your small kitchen. You can also check out home decorator magazines to help you. Your small kitchen design will need to be comfortable enough for you to use.