Getting the opportunity to remodel your kitchen can be both thrilling and intimidating. On the one hand, you have the chance to redesign this space so that it not only meets your needs but also your aesthetic preference. This means that the time you spend in your kitchen will be both efficient and enjoyable. On the other hand, looking through the multitude of custom design options available to you can be incredibly daunting, as it is hard to determine what direction to go while also sticking within your budget.
Fortunately, you can simplify this project by hiring remodelling contractors and having a clear idea of what changes you need to make to your kitchen. If your primary concern is limited illumination, check out these custom kitchen design tips for increased lighting in this room.
Invest in glass partitions
One of the most common reasons why your kitchen may not have adequate lighting is the fact that it is closed off from the rest of your living space. The more walls surrounding this room, the less light that is allowed to filter through and you find that you are heavily dependent on artificial lighting each time you are prepping or cooking. However, this does not mean that you have to change the layout of your home into an open plan.
Instead, you can request the remodelling contractors to knock down one or more walls and replace them with glass partitions. The great thing about glass partitions is that they will still define the square footage of the kitchen without being obtrusive. Hence, natural light coming from other windows can stream into this space. For a dramatic effect, consider overhauling one wall in the kitchen and transforming it into a floor-to-ceiling window, which will not only allow in more natural light but will also provide this space with a view.
Switch out cabinets for custom shelving
Rows of cabinets have been a staple in kitchens for decades, and this can be credited to how some homeowners believe that their appliances, crockery, pots and pans all need to be out of sight. While stuffing your kitchen items into cabinets may make your kitchen clutter-free, you can attest to the fact that this does not mean the items in the cabinets are organised. A custom design tip that you can consider when remodelling your kitchen is to switch out a majority of your cabinets for shelves.
What you may not realise about having multiple cabinets in this space is that the obtrusive nature of these structures means they not only make your kitchen look smaller but they also reduce the amount of light that streams into the room. By having your remodelling contractors replace all your overhead cabinets with custom shelving, you get to display your designer kitchenware while allowing more illumination into the kitchen.