Small kitchens can be cozy, but more often than not, they’re just frustrating. Whether you love to cook and you want enough space to store all your appliances, or you simply don’t have enough space to prepare meals, small kitchens can be troublesome.
Here are some small kitchen remodeling ideas to make your kitchen look and feel larger:
- Let your paint do the heavy lifting: Repainting your kitchen can make a huge difference in how large it feels. Keep the ceiling white, and use satin or eggshell paint. This will let the light bounce off the surfaces. Use light and neutral colors for the walls and upper cabinets—you can also repaint the lower cabinets. This will add the illusion of height.
- Add mirrored surfaces: Mirrors and mirrored surfaces instantly make a small room feel bigger. They reflect more light around the room, and visually expand the space. If you don’t want to install mirrors in your kitchen, try ultra-shiny mirror-like appliances.
- Simplify your storage: After you’ve decluttered your kitchenware—from small appliances to your weird utensil collection—you can start adding smart storage solutions. For example, corner cabinets can take advantage of odd, empty spaces. The more you utilize unused space, the more kitchenware you will be able to keep.
- Use accent lighting: Accent lights are a great way to spotlight parts of your kitchen. They help remove shadows (which draw the eye and make a space feel cramped) while brightening your kitchen space. Try track lighting, or under-the-cabinet lights. Not only will they make your space feel bigger, but it will be much easier to see what you’re chopping and mixing.
- Add French doors to the outside: If your kitchen leads to the outdoors, why not install French doors during your kitchen remodeling project? They’ll let in a lot of natural light during the daytime. Plus, being able to see your yard from the kitchen will create the illusion that the room is bigger than it is.
- Use horizontal stripes: Horizontal stripes are a great way to make the room feel wider. They catch the eyes and direct them across the room’s horizontal lines. Whether you choose bold black and white, bright colors or a combination of neutrals, this will give your kitchen a fun, modern look.
- Try geometric patterns: Speaking of fun and modern, geometric patterns on the walls and backsplash can open up the space, too. The texture and depth trick your brain into thinking the room is larger than it actually is.
- Install open shelving or glass cabinets: Finally, open up your space—perhaps literally—with open shelving or glass cabinets. These look and “feel” lighter than traditional cabinets. Plus, you’ll get to show off your favorite dishes and glassware, making them a design element on their own.
When you’re ready for kitchen remodeling, the team at Metro Contractors Inc. can help you make your small space feel larger. Call us today for assistance and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you!
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