8 Ways to Make Your Small Kitchen Look Bigger

Why is it that during parties, people always end up in the kitchen? We like to think it’s because the kitchen is warm and inviting (not to mention where the food is). But if your kitchen feels like it’s closing in, rather than opening up to you, there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen “bigger” without having to add square feet.

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Glass cabinets reflect light and let your eye travel to the back wall – which will make your kitchen appear larger than it really is.

Small furniture won’t take up as much floor space as large, chunky furniture and will leave people with more room to walk around.

Clean lines draw the eye around the length of the room and create a continuous flow of movement.

Open shelves have less visual weight than traditional wood cabinets. And similar to glass cupboards, they let you see the back wall – creating the illusion of more space.

Combine rooms that are next to each other. By tearing down just part of a wall, you can make two small rooms feel like one large space.

Less is more in terms of countertop decorations. Coffee pots, fruit bowls and papers will make your kitchen feel like it’s bursting at the seams.

Vertical stripes draw the eye upward and give the impression of height. You can easily achieve this look with striped backboards or paint.

Let the light in by keeping your windowsill clear. Most kitchen windows don’t even have curtains, but if you are going to add a window treatment, choose light fabrics like cotton and silk.

 

If you’re planning a renovation, let Leslie Heating and Cooling handle all of your HVAC needs. Since the 1990s, we have been a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois. Learn more about our services by giving us a call at (630) 621-9419!

 

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