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Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Seem Bigger

January 12, 2017
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Kitchens are considered to be the heart of the home. Are you stuck with a tiny kitchen with little storage and counter space that seems dark and dingy? These days, kitchen remodels can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but some of us don’t have that kind of money. Here are some affordable ways to make your kitchen seem larger.

Painting the Walls & Cabinets
When it comes to improving a small kitchen, one of the first things you should do is assess the lighting situation. One reason small kitchens don’t look bright is because of dark cabinetry and walls. A simple, inexpensive fix is paint. Painting the walls & cabinets are relatively easy projects to tackle, but it will take some time and patien

For the cabinets, choose a white semigloss paint that will reflect light. Maybe even replace a couple cabinet doors for glass inserts, which will draw the eye even further.

Choose a solid light color for the walls that Amberwood Northmont Backsplashcontrasts nicely with the cabinets. The final step is to add new, modern hardware and maybe even a flashy backsplash. Placing a glass or tile backsplash is another way to bounce light around the room.

Painting can be very time-consuming, but in the end, all the blood, sweat and tears are worth it! You’re kitchen will instantly feel fresh and bright!

Clear the Counters
While having the toaster, coffee maker, pizza oven and a personal blender out on the counter is convenient, having them out on display takes up precious counter space. Eliminate clutter by putting things like blenders and flour canisters away in a cabinet. IMG_5959Replace your countertop microwave with an over-the-stove model. Don’t let piles of dishes consume your kitchen—clean them right away or put them in the dishwasher.

You’ll be surprised how big of a difference it is when you keep your kitchen clean and organized!

 

 

 

 

 

Create Creative Storage Solutions

One big problem with small kitchens is lack of storage. It’s time to brainstorm and get creative! First, use what you have wisely. Clean out your drawers and cabinets and get rid

of stuff you don’t use. Putting in drawer organizers and wall shelving are easy ways to add more storage to a kitchen. The key is to use every nook and cranny.

Fewer Knick-knacks

There are hundreds of little knick-knacks that you can clutter decorate your kitchen with. For smaller kitchens, keep it simple. Clear your refrigerator of all the old Christmas cards, calendars and photos. Accessorize the walls with a couple of photos or pieces of art and unify them with the same colored frames. Use a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers as a table centerpiece to add a feeling of freshness to the kitchen.

Whether you have the money to do a complete kitchen overall or not, you are more than capable to make a small kitchen seem larger.

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This post was written by Greg Drusch

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