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How To Think Big In A Little Kitchen

by Martha Soto

The kitchen is the heart of the home. From midweek homework sessions to weekend dinners with family and friends – the kitchen is the destination, which is likely one of the reasons you're considering a kitchen remodel in the first place. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, don't let this hold your creative juices back. You can still think big in your little space.

Choose Your Color Scheme Wisely

Be mindful when selecting a color scheme for your kitchen. In a small space, the last thing you want to do is add layers of dark colors, as darker colors tend to close in an already small space even more.

First, go with lighter hues. Soft yellows, pastel blues, off white and bright white all open and expand a space, in terms of visual. Next, don't go one dimensional. For instance, a white kitchen with hints of red will create more dimension than a kitchen that is all white, which will make a space appear larger.

Think Dual Purpose

When working with a small space, try not to use every inch of space. This probably sounds like complete nonsense, but it has a huge impact. The more you try to cram in a little space, the more cluttered it will look and the smaller it will appear.

Instead of trying to add extra cabinets and countertops in the space, think dual purpose. For instance, a cutlery drawer that can double as a cutting board limits the amount of cabinet space you need, while still meeting your functionality needs. This dual-purpose mindset will ensure you have everything you need without taking up too much space, unnecessarily.

Let in the Light

Want to make your kitchen look larger? Let in the natural light. Natural light isn't only warm and inviting, it can also expand the space.  In addition to natural light, you should also add layered lighting, such as a combination of spotlights, hanging lights and under cabinet lighting fixtures.

Like varying colors, layered lighting creates dimension and makes your kitchen appear larger than it actually is. Layered lighting will also ensure your space is well lit, increasing functionality.

If you have a small kitchen, don't underestimate the help a remodeling services contractor can afford you. These professionals have likely been around the tiny kitchen block a time or two and can provide you with helpful tips and design ideas to get the most out of your remodel.