Large kitchens seem like a dream to have. All that space that you can do whatever you want with, all those possibilities – and you still have no idea what to do with it. A large kitchen is quite difficult to renovate because you have to add enough items to make it look complete – without going into the “too much” zone.
- Paint the Cabinets Dark
Since you already have a fairly large kitchen, you should not be afraid of the fact that dark cabinets will make your kitchen seem small and claustrophobic. In fact, it will actually be the opposite – the kitchen will look elegant and cozy, mostly because the dark cabinets will bring the space together. You can go for black, as you can never go wrong with it – or you may go for any other dark shades. Earthly colors are quite trendy these days.
- Add a Kitchen Island
A small kitchen would not be able to afford a kitchen island – not because of the price, but because it simply won’t fit. However, a larger kitchen could easily benefit from an island. You may use it for a variety of things – from dining to storage and food preparation. Plus, an island will make your kitchen look more sophisticated. Your cooking area will look like the kind that a rich person will have in their homes – and the chances are that you won’t have to pay much for it.
- Add a Cozy Nook
You already have a lot of space to spare in your kitchen – so why not make use of it and create a comfy nook? Let’s say that you have a large window in your kitchen that gets a lot of light; why not get the most out of it by “planting” a few comfy chairs and a table? It would be the perfect spot for you to drink your morning cup of coffee – particularly if you are surrounded by comfy pillows and blankets. However, this might only be a good choice if your kitchen has a good ventilation system – or a high-quality range hood.
- Invest in Pendant Lighting
Spotlights are generally a good choice for small kitchens, as they open up the space and they make them seem overall bigger. However, this is not a problem with larger kitchens – and also not exactly recommended, because it will make the place seem large and empty.
To bring things to a balance, you might want to invest in pendant lighting – or even chandeliers. You may go for a large chandelier – but ideally, you should opt for three pendants hanging right above your kitchen island. To improve the mood (and the lighting) even more, you may want to add sconces on the wall and invest in light-dimming systems. This way, you should be getting the exact amount of lighting that you want.
- Go for Tall Cabinets
Do you want to make your large kitchen look even larger? In that case, you should definitely go for tall cabinets that go straight into the ceiling. Not only will you get more storage space out of this move, but it will also make your kitchen seem less cluttered and more organized.
This way, you will no longer have that empty space right above your kitchen cabinets – space that you normally use to store random boxes or appliances. You should be able to “hide” them in the cabinets, giving your kitchen a much cleaner look.
- Install Shelves
There’s only so many cabinets that you can have installed in your kitchen – and sometimes, it’s better to emphasize a large space instead of trying to make it seem smaller. This is why you may want to install shelves as well, as they will open up the place and make it seem bigger. Install those shelves at a standard cabinet height – with the lowest being set around 18 inches above your countertop.
The good part about a large kitchen is that you can do pretty much anything with it – and it should still look great. You have a fairly decent canvas – and all you have to do now is decide what you wish to adorn it with. Hopefully, our ideas proved useful to you.