How Can I Make My Kitchen Look Bigger?

April 13, 2017

Have a small kitchen? Maybe you simply want your kitchen to look even larger? If you’re wondering how you can make your kitchen look bigger, here are some tips and tricks from the pros to help you achieve the look you desire without altering your existing space too much.

Pick the Right Color

Your color choice will have a dramatic affect on the overall look of your kitchen. If you want your kitchen to appear larger than it r is, choose soft paint tones to brighten up the room. The brighter your kitchen is, the more airy of a feeling it will have. Common paint colors used to “open-up” a room are white, off-white, gray, and any pastel blues or greens.

Get Stuff Off the Floor

Simple adjustments in the floor plan can also improve how big a kitchen feels. If you have a free-standing trash can sitting in your kitchen, install a pull-out cabinet door where you can keep the trash can hidden and out of the way.

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Adjust the Floor Plan

If your kitchen and dining room are next to each other, and neither of them really wow you in terms of size or overall feel, then why not combine the two? Open up your kitchen’s floor plan by knocking down that wall! Another idea is to re-direct the flow of the kitchen itself by adjusting where an island is facing, or moving the location of the oven. For help with making your kitchen more open and accessible, contact a Maryland kitchen remodeling service today.

Adequately Sized Island

Along the same lines of adjusting the location of the kitchen island, it’s also important that the size of your kitchen’s island or table is proportionate to the room. An over-sized kitchen table or island will put a huge limitation on the amount of physical space you can move around in. By downsizing your island or table you may lose a little counter space, but you’ll gain the look of a larger kitchen.

Open Shelving

Closed shelving is great, but it’s not the only option you have. If you’re looking for ways to open up your kitchen, then consider open shelving. It grants visible interest, and about a foot of extra viewing space making the kitchen look and feel larger. If you’re not ready for completely open shelving, have your Maryland kitchen remodeler install glass or mesh face panel cabinets instead.

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Proper Lighting

Sometimes, adjusting the amount of light in your kitchen will help to improve how big it feels. This can be achieved by removing a wall cabinet or two and then adding a new or larger window. Another idea would be to install under-cabinet lighting or a few more over-head lights.

For help with making your kitchen look bigger, contact a local Maryland kitchen remodeling company today. The Bath Doctor is a Baltimore remodeling company specializing in bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. For more information, or for a free quote on our services, give us a call at 410-444-4133 or fill out the form on our website for a free quote today!

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