How to make a small kitchen look bigger
You can make a small kitchen look bigger without literally having to increase the floor space. The colors, lighting, furniture and design elements can be very powerful to make small kitchen seem larger. Follow professional decorating tips to give the visual illusion and the illusion of more space in your kitchen.
Remove any clutter from floors and counter-tops.
Remove any clutter from floors and countertops look to provide a more orderly and more spacious. Avoid using the kitchen floor like a dump toys, laundry baskets, shoes and other household items. Saves using cookware and small appliances rarely in closets or drawers. Strip away broken items and donate unwanted items to charity.
Clean the cabinets, appliances, countertops and floors.
Clean the cabinets, appliances, countertops and floors. Layers of dust, dirt and grease can create a dull appearance. Bright and clean surfaces tend to reflect more light to provide a brighter and larger space. Clean appliances, cabinets and countertops with a clean cloth dampened with a solution of hot soapy water and mild dishwashing detergent. Use a degreasing solution in grease and grime difficult to remove. Mop floors with a solution of white vinegar and warm water.
Apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls and cabinets.
Apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls and cabinets . Light colors and paints neutral colors produce a wider look and improves almost any decor. Choose a satin paint or semi-gloss paint to provide a reflective surface of natural and artificial light to create the visual illusion of a larger space and brighter finish. Painting walls and cabinets the same color creates a unified and consistent look. Make a low ceiling appear higher by painting a couple of shades lighter than the wall paint.
Remove curtains and blinds.
Remove heavy drapes and window blinds. Natural light and exterior views attract eyes to the outdoors, beyond the small area of the kitchen, creating a visual mix of the two spaces. Install wooden blinds to allow sunlight to shine during the day and provide privacy at night. Wide blade white blinds tend to illuminate the area while allowing more natural light to penetrate your kitchen.
Remove some cabinet doors.
Remove some cabinet doors to avoid enclosed appearance. Small kitchens may seem more spacious if you replace solid doors for cabinets glass doors. You can also remove some cabinet doors without replacing to provide a wider appearance, making open shelves.
Install recessed ceiling in your kitchen to provide bright illumination, light on top that takes no valuable space lighting. Add lighting under your countertops for your kitchen more illuminating. Put lamps hanging over a kitchen island or bar area to provide details that accent lighting.
Replaces old dark counters with more clear. Granite counters have a higher price, but add a touch of luxury to a small kitchen. Economic laminated countertops are durable and are available in various colors and designs, including faux stone. A desk light in color with streaks or dark spots, adds visual interest while maintaining a bright and airy kitchen.
Rearrange the furniture in your kitchen.
Rearrange the furniture in your kitchen to create a wide and open space. If it is just you two, keep extra chairs and drop-leaf table until you need them. Replaces games with solid wood dining chairs sets of metal and glass tables to give the illusion of more space. Delete independent pantries, closets or other storage elements that occupy valuable floor space. Go to a vertical height installing cabinets occupy little higher than floor space, but provide ample storage space.
Supplementing with few items.
Supplementing with few items to make your kitchen look more spacious. A framed piece of art on the wall and a coffee maker that is frequently used or an espresso machine on the counter in your kitchen adds visual interest and functionality. Put a vase of fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit or ornamental pots on a kitchen island or a counter to add a touch of colorful energy.