LET THERE BE LIGHT! OPTIMISING NATURAL LIGHT IN YOUR KITCHEN
It’s amazing the difference natural light can make to a kitchen. A space that once seemed small and drab can suddenly be transformed simply by allowing more light to be introduced into the space. With this in mind, it’s important that you consider the light factor in your new kitchen design. Today, we’re sharing our top kitchen designs ideas for introducing natural light into your new kitchen.
Choose a light colour scheme
If you want to enhance the natural light in your new kitchen, choosing a light colour scheme, such as white, is a popular option. White surfaces have the ability to reflect light and open up a space which is perfect if your kitchen doesn’t receive a huge amount of natural light. When it comes to reflecting light, features such as mirrored splashbacks can also be incorporated.
Utilise secondary light
Natural light can often be introduced through secondary light from other areas of the house. If your kitchen is in a closed in areas with very little light, consider removing a wall or cutting out a section to open up the space and let the light in. If your kitchen is situated on an open plan area which leads outside, you could also look at glass French doors or retractable doors as the natural light can then fill the entire space.
Install a skylight
If your kitchen is in a location which simply doesn’t allow for a large amount of natural light, consider installing a skylight. A skylight is an easy way to introduce light into your space and it provides a unique effect as the sun moves across the sky throughout the day. These days, it’s easy to find skylights that have visual appeal so they become a feature themselves. The skylight doesn’t have to be big – even a small skylight can make a big difference.
Incorporating additional windows into your kitchen design in the place of traditional splashbacks or overhead cabinets not only looks beautiful but also allows natural light to flood into the new space. You can choose to have well-placed smaller windows or, if you have the space, go for larger windows which extend up to the ceiling – whatever works best for your space. As a unique feature, you can also opt for a transparent splashback with views to the outside.
The Maker are WA’s most awarded kitchen designer and manufacturer and we pride ourselves on our craftmanship and exceptional customer service. Our award-winning designers will work with you to create a unique, customised kitchen that perfectly fits your style. We keep up to date with all the latest design trends and innovations so these can be incorporated into your design.
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