Singaporean homes are extremely unique, which means that it can be really hard to find design and renovation inspirations on the internet that translates directly within their context. This is specially relevant for kitchens. Walking that fine line between too small and not open enough can be really challenging, which is why we’ll be bringing you 5 Singapore-oriented kitchen design inspirations that can totally transform your homes:
1. When you want open and not
If you’re struggling with the decision whether to opt for an open or closed kitchen, here’s a smart in-between that can make your life extremely easy. You can install an L-shaped transparent glass wall on the connecting wall of your kitchen-dining rooms. This way, you’ll have a vast view, your interiors can feel spacious, and you’ll be introducing a stylistic edge in your spaces at the same time.
2. Creating visual links between dining & kitchens
Having some sort of visual link between the kitchen and dining areas can lend your spaces with so much charisma. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the repetition of wood in the lower of the dining and kitchen cabinetry creates a very impactful aesthetic, which is complemented even more with the use of Scandinavian style dining furniture in the foreground.
3. Don’t shy away from accessorizing
Ornamentation and decorating is an important part of all sorts of interior designs, but most people tend to shy away from it in the kitchens. This is because it is a largely functional space, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t style it with small trinkets. You can, in fact, invest in some great mugs, tea pots, cutlery, trays, and lighting fixtures which can be artfully arranged to spruce up the ambiance.
4. Forego the typical knobs
Kitchen cabinets have seen a major evolution in the past few years, but the most apparent of them all is the aesthetics. While the typical painted facades have given way to laminated claddings, it’s the absence of knobs and handles that has been majorly impactful. These days, the smooth, uninterrupted expanse of drawers and cabinet doors remains unembellished and stylishly clean.
5. Don’t undermine counter space
Undermining the value of enough counter space can come back and haunt you in the long run. Many Singaporean homeowners tend to make this mistake. The trick to avoid this is to ensure that you have enough room on either side of the stove and the sink to keep your utensils comfortably.