Who doesn’t want a nice and spacious kitchen to work in, right?
If you are stuck with a small kitchen, there are some simple things you can do to make your kitchen not only functional to fit all of your needs, but also aesthetically pleasant so it’s the best place for your family and friends to hang out.
You can either DIY (do it yourself) or hire a home remodeling contractor to do it for you. Either way, these tips can help you formulate a plan and guide you on your simple kitchen-remodeling project.
- PAINT IT LIGHT
The color that you choose can make a huge difference. Opt for light-colored paint on your walls, especially if you have a small space. Dark paints can overwhelm the entire room, making your kitchen space appear smaller than it actually is.
Do you have dark wood cabinets in your small kitchen? How about painting those with a light colored paint, or better yet, opt for open shelves to create the illusion of a bigger kitchen space.
Another way to make your small kitchen appear larger is to add stencil designs to your cabinet walls in order to draw the eyes upward to the ceiling; a trick to creating the illusion of higher ceilings.
Similarly, avoid dark flooring in your small kitchen space. Do not install black tiles or dark wood floors. Instead, choose something light such as light grey, white oak, or another light-colored flooring that will blend well with your kitchen motiff.
If you are thinking of a laminate or linoleum, avoid small and busy designs. Choose solid light colors as much as possible.
If your kitchen does not receive enough natural light, or you do not have enough windows for sunlight to come in, then consider putting artificial lighting in strategic places to illuminate your kitchen. You can even put lights under your cabinets.
- WINDOW DESIGNS
Ask your home remodeling contractor if you can add additional windows or find a way to make your existing windows larger. An unobstructed view of the outside can definitely make it appear as if your kitchen space is bigger than it actually is.
If adding more windows is not possible, then just make sure that you don’t use heavy draperies and bulky valances. Opt for lighter fabric curtains in solid or pinstriped designs.