Tips for Making Your Kitchen Feel Bigger
If you use your kitchen as a place to host friends and family, then you know how frustrating it can be when your kitchen feels cramped. While the best way to make your kitchen bigger is to expand it during a remodeling project, there are a few low-cost tips and tricks to make your kitchen feel bigger, even if you’re lacking in space. Choosing a few of these tips will open up the room and make the time spent in your kitchen much more enjoyable.
Here are a few tips to help you make your kitchen feel bigger, and advice for expanding your kitchen with the help of a design professional.
Light and Color
The two biggest factors that contribute to the feel of your kitchen is your lighting and paint colors. If the walls in your kitchen are darker colors, and your lighting is limited, it can make your kitchen feel extremely cramped, even oppressive. This means that the easiest way to open your kitchen is to make sure that it is bright and colorful.
First, you can repaint your walls in lighter, more vibrant colors like creams or yellows. Second, you can supplement the existing lighting in your kitchen with accent lighting. With minimal effort and money, you can brighten your kitchen and make it feel bigger than it is in reality.
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, it’s likely that you’re thinking about adding new cabinets. In addition to adding needed storage space, new cabinets can improve the openness of your kitchen if you choose the right types.
To make your kitchen feel more spacious, you can choose taller, thinner upper cabinets. Cabinets that are taller than normal shift the focus of the room towards the ceiling, creating the impression of more space. If you install taller cabinets, make sure that they are lightly colored and have a minimalistic design.
One of the biggest reasons that a kitchen feels cramped is a lack of floor space. If you don’t have enough room to move in your kitchen because the floor is filled with items, it can make the room feel much too small. During a remodeling project, you can open up your kitchen by freeing up floor space so that people can easily move into and out of your kitchen.
For example, if you already have ample counter space, you can remove your kitchen island so that the center of your kitchen is free of obstacles. You can also remove any unnecessary freestanding items like china cabinets. Opening up your floor space is a great way to make your kitchen feel bigger.
Start Expanding Your Kitchen
There’s almost nothing more frustrating than having a lack of space in your kitchen. Fortunately, there are several simple solutions for opening up your kitchen and making it feel more spacious. However, the best way to add space to your kitchen is through a remodeling project, and if you’re ready to start expanding your kitchen, you need to plan your project with Kitchen Solvers.
Kitchen Solvers makes remodeling your kitchen easier than ever before. When you work with us, we can help you plan a remodeling project that will add the kitchen space that you need. Get started by visiting a Kitchen Solvers location near you.