When you are a homeowner who loves to cook, having a kitchen that feels small and cramped can be one of the worst feelings on a daily basis. You feel like you never have enough space and you could do more and spend more time in your kitchen if it was only more spacious and inviting. While you may not be able to actually expand your kitchen itself, you may be able to do a kitchen remodel that will make your kitchen feel more spacious for you. Get to know some of the ways that you can make your kitchen feel more spacious and get to work remodeling your small kitchen space as soon as possible.
Create Open Cabinets Rather Than Closed
Sometimes the smallness of a space is all a matter of perspective. Your kitchen cabinets may be making it feel as if the kitchen walls are closed in and cramped when your kitchen is actually larger than you think.
To fix this, you can change the design of your kitchen cabinets. Rather than having solid cabinet doors for example, you can design a kitchen cabinet that is open and spacious. This can be accomplished by removing the cabinet doors entirely, if you would like. Removing the doors and hinges could give the illusion of a larger kitchen space as you can see back into the back of the cabinets where they meet the wall.
If you are not comfortable with open-air cabinets, consider having the solid wood doors replaced, by a company like Olson Cabinets & Woodworking Inc, with glass, mesh, or other transparent materials that still allow you to see into the cabinet while keeping your items secure.
Add Hidden Counter Space and Storage
Much of the time, your kitchen feels smaller because of all of the items you have on the counters that take away from your cooking space in the kitchen. It can be quite frustrating trying to cook a meal for yourself and your family with no counter space to prep your ingredients.
There are a few ways to remedy this problem. One way is to create more counter space for yourself. The area directly under your upper kitchen cabinets can often be converted into usable space with a few simple remodeling steps. Install a hanging spice rack or wine rack under the cabinets, for example. Then, you can get rid of your countertop wine rack and spice rack creating more prep space.
You can also have your countertops and lower cabinets and drawers redone to create hidden counter space. Pull out cutting boards and prep stations are a great way to create extra space in your kitchen. These counters slide out from the drawer spaces just below your counters like a tray.
You can add as many of these extra counter spaces as you need and can create the prep station that you need in your kitchen. And, of course, they do not add to kitchen clutter or make the space feel smaller because when you are done with them, you simply slide them back into their hiding places.
Now that you have a few ideas of how to remodel your kitchen to make it feel more spacious, you can get started on your project as soon as possible. While you may not be able to expand the actual area of your kitchen, you will still find yourself with a space that feels more open and inviting in no time.Share