DC Row Home Kitchen - Sink traditional-kitchen
 

DC Row Home Kitchen - Sink

Undercabinet lighting and dimmable recessed cans ensure that the lighting can adjust for the mood desired in the kitchen.
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Sinali Ranwala wrote:
any sujjestion to lighten up a small dark kitchen?
   Comment   April 14, 2014
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If you're looking to lighten your space without investing a significant sum of money (by replacing the kitchen cabinets, for example), there are a few tricks you can try.

Adding lighting to the space would be an economical suggestion. If it's not possible to have an electrician come in to replace out-dated fluorescents or add recessed cans, try above-cabinet lighting (such as light rope) or under-cabinet lighting. Lighting the space well will go a long way in brightening it. If you have limited options for where you can add lighting, try introducing just one great statement piece, like this one: Leesburg Contemporary Kitchen - Banquette. This eye-catcher will both produce light AND distract you from the less desirable finishes in your kitchen!

I would also suggest trying a new paint color. Use a light neutral, as it may be hard to find a brighter hue that matches the dark items in your kitchen. Stick with a light grey, beige, tan, or off-white. A cozy color that is not too 'colorful' will make the space look fresh. Using a light paint (or even a light backsplash tile), you can actually "embrace" the dark fixtures/cabinets in your kitchen, such as in the photo above, or these: Project: Leesburg Contemporary Kitchen

Last but not least, if you're able, you can try replacing the panels in your upper cabinetry with an opaque or frosted glass. This will make the cabinetry look less 'heavy,' while also giving the light a reflective surface to bounce off of, brightening the room. See: Vallejo Street

Hope this helps!

Emily
April 14, 2014 at 7:14AM      Thanked by Sinali Ranwala
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