Ever have a kitchen that is so small you can barely turn around in? The walls and cabinets in a small space can be confining and begin to make you feel claustrophobic. Well, that is exactly what one of my clients has been experiencing. I have been working on a kitchen remodel I am having to use every creative way I can to make the kitchen space feel more open. Today I am going to share some ways to make your space feel bigger and more open that I am using in this project.
Keep your colors light.
The first way to make a kitchen space to feel bigger is by keeping your colors light. By keeping colors light in your space, you will find that you have more light reflection and the area will feel more open. Lighter colors give a seamless look without boundaries. Try adding color to your space with small items that accent the space. The smaller items will stand out more with the brighter colors.
Add glass front cabinets.
The second way to make a kitchen feel bigger is by adding in glass front doors. Glass cabinet doors will lighten the look of heavy cabinets allowing you to look deeper into the cabinet. This will give the space a larger feeling. Just don’t overcrowd the inside of the glass cabinet or you will defeat the purpose of opening the space.
Painting the cabinets the same color as the kitchen walls.
The third way to make a kitchen feel bigger is by painting the cabinets the same color as the walls. When you paint the same color as the wall you reduce the visual weight of the cabinet. You are essentially painting out the cabinet so they blend into the background.
Using clean straight lines in the kitchen.
The fourth way to make a kitchen feel bigger is by using clean straight lines. Straight lines give a refined look that is less busy in appearance. This look is sometimes referred to as a modern or minimalistic look or feel. Busy lines and details on a can make space appear less tailored.
Eliminating clutter in your kitchen and use the pantry.
The fifth way to make a kitchen feel bigger is by eliminating clutter. Kitchens that have overcrowded countertops can cramp the workspace. Try to find areas in your space to store small appliances when not in use. Clearing off work areas of unused items will give a clean look to your space. Make sure that you are using your pantry to its full potential with storage options.
Need more help with your kitchen
Kitchen cabinets are the furniture of the room. We want them to be beautiful as they will last for years to come but make sure they are also functional for all your needs as well. If you are needing help with your kitchen space or need help selecting colors to make your space free bigger check out my design services here and let's redesign your kitchen with a more functional floor plan.