6 design secrets to make a small kitchen look larger

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Kitchen renovations are probably the most common of home renovations with us Aussies. While there may be several reasons to renovate, a large number of homeowners do so to make their small kitchen appear larger.

In fact, according to Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, of those Australian homeowners that renovated their kitchen in the last 12 months or are looking to renovate in the next 3 months, 58% said that they renovated to increase the size of their kitchen.

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, now’s your chance to maximise space and make it appear larger. But how exactly can you do so? Today, we’ll take a look at this.

Continue reading this post as share with you 6 design secrets to help make a small kitchen appear larger. Follow these tips and you’ll definitely be happy with the results you achieve. You can thank me by choosing to buy your kitchen products from us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

1. Make your kitchen white

One of the simplest ways of making your kitchen appear larger is by painting it white. White reflects more light than any other colour and it enhances the sense of space.

You can consider having white cabinetry and benchtops, or painting your walls and ceiling white. Either way, your space will look brighter and larger.

2. Use elongated patterns

Another simple and effective way of making any kitchen look larger is by using elongated patterns. Geometric patterns, such as stripes are known to make a room appear taller or longer than it actually is.

To make your kitchen appear taller, use geometric patterns on the walls. Alternatively, you can use geometric patterns on your floors to make it look longer.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer a range of geometric feature tiles that can help you achieve this effect. Take a look at our Image Décor tiles, Osaka Décor tiles and Atelier tiles. These trendy tiles are hot favourites with our customers looking to update their kitchens in Perth.

3. Use glass doors on your cabinets

Another nifty trick is to replace your kitchen cabinet doors with glass. This will make a huge impact, as glass always makes a space appear much larger than it really is.

Glass doors allow light to pass through them. As a result, you won’t be seeing the door, but you’ll be seeing into the cabinet. This automatically makes walls appear farther away. However, do make sure to keep your cabinets uncluttered and colour coordinated for the best results.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, our Glass Door Gloss White cabinet is one option you can consider including in your kitchen cabinetry. This elegant cabinet is very popular with customers renovating their kitchens in Perth.

4. Choose sleek compact appliances

I’m sure you know that sleek objects make the surrounding space look bigger. By choosing sleek appliances for your kitchen, you can make even a small space look much larger.

For sleek kitchen appliances, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. In particular, I’d like to recommend our 60cm Multi-Function Double Oven, our 50cm All Gas Freestanding Oven and our 45cm Freestanding Dishwasher.

5. Open up your shelves

Open shelving isn’t only is a massive trend of 2017, it also work great in enhancing kitchen space. Open shelves reduce visual weight and offer an illusion of a space being much more expansive than it actually is.

I personally love floating shelves mounted using wall brackets. Not only do they look sleek, but they are also very fashionable, unlike traditional open shelves.

6. Incorporate shiny surfaces

Like I mentioned, more reflection of light allows a space to appear larger. Now, if you incorporate shiny surfaces in your kitchens, you will certainly allow more reflection of light. Consequently, your kitchen will look much bigger than what it is.

This is something you can easily achieve by choosing Ross’s Discount Home Centre in Perth for your kitchen design. Our kitchen cabinets feature a high gloss, 2 pack epoxy painted surface which allow maximum reflection of light. These, combined with our stone benchtops, will provide a reflective glow that will open your kitchen right up.


There are several ways you can maximise space and make your kitchen appear larger than it really is. Painting your kitchen white, using elongated patterns, choosing cabinets with glass doors, going with sleek appliances, opening up your shelves and incorporating shiny surfaces are some simple ways you can make even the smallest of kitchens appear larger.

And, if you’re looking for the best value for money kitchen products, look nowhere else but Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Ranging from cabinets and benchtops, tapware, sinks, accessories, appliances and packing and finishing panels, we offer it all.

Browse through our online store to buy high quality products for your kitchens in Perth today!

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