5 Ways to Make Your Small Kitchen Feel Larger
Small kitchens pose their own unique set of problems: You want all the functionality, storage space, and design of a larger kitchen but have to consider the limits of the space you’re renovating. Here are 5 things to keep in mind to make your small kitchen feel larger after a remodel:
Scale Your Appliances & Cabinets
Bigger is not always better when it comes to the things inside small kitchens. To buy yourself some extra space, shrink the appliances. Modern appliances can be as big or as small as you choose. There are a variety of slim, tall refrigerators that make use of vertical space along with slim range hoods, microwaves, and ovens. Cutting down on the space taken up by appliances means more space for something else.
You can also change your cabinetry to take advantage of floor-to-ceiling storage space. Smaller cabinets can help organize and store cookie sheets, spices, utensils, and other small items. In some cases, it may be best to order custom cabinetry designed specifically to leverage every square inch of your small kitchen.
Think Function First
Now, kitchens are seen as more than just places to cook food. They serve as a multi-purpose space and are often designed to allow families to gather, do schoolwork, sort mail, pay bills, entertain, and more. To maximize the space you have, you may need to bring your small kitchen back to its main purpose: meal preparation. When remodeling, design with function in mind and leave the remaining activities to the other rooms.
Make it Open Concept
It’s easy for small kitchens to feel closed in. If your kitchen is feeling a bit tight, consider knocking out a wall or removing hanging cabinets and replacing them with airy, floating shelves to display your china. This makes your dishes easy to access and helps make the room feel bigger.
Add Glass Doors
Prefer not to get rid of those cabinets? That’s okay. A glass cabinet door can work just as well. Glass doors offer an elegant, classic look while increasing the visual space to add depth to your small kitchen. Pair those cabinets with a reflective glass backsplash, and your redesigned kitchen will shine!
Bring in the Lights
Any dimly lit space will feel closed in, dark, and outdated. Work on getting stylish pendant lights and under-cabinet lights into your kitchen redesign. You’ll be met with a feeling of a spacious, luxury home when compared to using only basic overhead lighting.
Experts in Small Space Kitchen Remodeling in Maryland & Virginia
If you’re looking for a small space kitchen remodel, contact the experts at Adroit Design Remodeling to learn how our home remodeling contractors can work together with you to create the kitchen of your dreams!