Design Tips For Smaller Kitchens

If you’re looking to decorate or redo a smaller kitchen, which is all too common in the Thousand Oaks area, don’t feel like you are left with no option other than a major structural renovation. You may be able to keep your smaller kitchen exactly as it is, all while still enjoying the benefits of a brand new kitchen. The kitchen tile experts at Transworld Tile are here to help with the design of your new kitchen.



First off, we have to combat some common myths that exist in the world of small spaces. At the forefront of these is the idea that an all-white kitchen is the only option for smaller spaces, and that is just plain false. By not providing striking contrast for the white to intermingle with, you are creating exactly the same shrinking effect that a too-dark version would have. Next, is that less is more in a smaller space, with little-to-no furnishing and finishes providing the most bang for one’s buck; again, this is entirely false. By not providing something for the eye to grab hold of, the space will feel unimaginative and flat, no matter how large or small it is.


Small spaces need appropriately sized, contrasting and complimentary things; by providing a way for those walking into the space for the first time a way to imagine themselves using the space in a constructive way, you actually create a larger, more inviting feel. Plus, rather than stressing about the size of your kitchen, you should be embracing the potential for what the unique size or shape has to offer. Sure, you can open all the walls (at great cost), but that will just shrink your surrounding rooms and blend an already small space into other areas. Instead, consider minimizing your renovation and maximizing your impact.


You don’t need to be an expert in color theory to create contrast and interest in your kitchen. Instead, you can opt to play with different textures and patterns for your contrast. Think of contrast as a way to capture the eye, not as color rules that need to be followed. Find a color scheme that works for your kitchen, and consider playing with different kitchen backsplash tile shapes, sizes, and patterns, then contrast that with your flooring choice and tie it all in with appropriate cabinets and countertops. If you are brave enough, then you can actually have a lot of fun with it by using a single texture or kitchen tile configuration in multiple ways to highlight contrast through size, feel, color, design, etc.


As your home for the best kitchen tiles in the Thousand Oaks area, Transworld Tile has the inventory and experienced staff necessary to get you the best possible tile material and pattern into for your kitchen. Visit us in person or check out some of our supply online now!

Design Tips For Smaller Kitchens