Your Small Kitchen Remodel: It’s All About Space

Every square inch of space is important when you are remodeling the smaller kitchen.  You want to keep efficiency in mind without giving up functionality or style.  This is a remodeling project that requires creativity, vision and a focus on what’s most important.  Think about increasing storage and utilizing unused space.  Pull-out storage solutions and open shelves are a great place to start.

There are also a few ways that you can trick the eye and create the appearance of a larger kitchen space. The illusion of spaciousness is the best friend of the small kitchen remodel.  Cabinetry can also be a great way to add space and height, as well as functionality and style to your kitchen design.

Look Up And Find Storage

Cabinetry that extends from floor to almost touching the ceiling, creates a sense of height and decorative touches on top can draw the eye upward. The additional cabinet space, with closed and open shelves, is a perfect answer to the storage space concerns.

White Paint Opens The Space

The way the light bounces off of the color white works wonders in creating a sense of more space.  The darker colors can make the walls feel like they are closing in while white has the opposite effect.  When white is used for both cabinets, walls and appliances, it can seem as if they have no end. Adding color is how you create an end or a boundary.  Use varying shades of white to avoid having it look too much like a hospital.

Stripes Will Widen The View

Stripes that run from side to side across the kitchen floor will create a sense of wideness.  This can be achieved by installing wood floors in this manner or painting your existing flooring.  A colorful wide-striped rug can also be used to achieve the widening effect.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Mirrors on walls, in recesses, as a backsplash or on the back of a door are one of the best ways of creating the illusion of the space going on forever. There are many ways you can use mirrors to expand the smaller kitchen, at least in the mind’s eye.

If you have been considering your own small kitchen remodeling project, contact us and we can discuss your plans and how we may be able to help make them come to life.

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