A small kitchen remodel can be an exciting project. It’s not often that homeowners remodel their kitchen, which makes it such an important and special renovation. If you’re thinking about remodeling parts of your kitchen but aren’t quite ready to do a complete remodel, we’ve got a few tips and tricks for you. These suggestions are for homeowners who are interested in making small changes to their existing kitchen. If you implement just one of these suggestions, it will make a big difference in your space. Take a look at these tips on how to make your kitchen appear larger.
Paint your Kitchen White
Painting your kitchen white leaves you with a fresh looking space. A fresh coat of paint will instantly make your space appear more bright and open. It’s a simple way to visually open up your kitchen space. White paint gives off a clean and polished finish in your kitchen. It’s a warm and inviting color that makes any home feel cozy and inviting. In addition to the color white, creams, beige, and neutral tones will also create the effect of a larger kitchen.
Create Open Shelving
If you aren’t filling up your existing cabinets and feel comfortable downsizing, try removing a few upper cabinets and replacing them with open shelving. I’d recommend keeping plates, bowls, and decor on the open shelves to a minimum so you don’t create clutter. Wood and copper shelving units are both very on trend this year. Wood shelving creates an organic, life like style to your kitchen. Copper shelving creates a modern styled, chic kitchen. Open shelving is a great way to open up your kitchen walls, creating a more spacious kitchen.
Add Geometric Patterns
If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen homes accented with geometric patterns in your feed. Lots of homeowners are incorporating these unique patterns into different rooms such as their living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. These patterns are showing up in all different forms – pillows, blankets and decor. Geometric patterns can be found in a kitchen setting in the form of floor runners and tiles, tablecloths and wall decals. These designs draw your eye up and across which gives off the illusion of a trendy, long and tall space.
Just like with the open shelving decor, you don’t want too much of a good thing. Keep the patterns to a minimum so the kitchen doesn’t feel busy. We love the geometric backsplash behind the range in the photo below. It displays a fun pattern that breaks up the white cabinets without overpowering the space.
Add Lots of Windows
Let lots of natural light shine into your kitchen. The more light you have spilling into your space, the larger the area will look. When it comes to covering your windows, less is more. Keep the windows simple by steering away from heavy curtains. I love the photos pictured below because of all the natural light that shines onto the kitchen countertops and island. Sunlight is always better than filling up your kitchen with artificial light. If it’s in your budget, adding a window or two in your kitchen can really open up the layout of the entire kitchen.
Add Mirrors - Mirror Backsplash
Mirrors are great visual pieces that leave a lasting impression in your kitchen. The reflection of your countertops or island give off a beautiful illusion of a larger kitchen. Mirrored backsplashes or cabinets can also do the trick. Reflective surfaces such as glossy paint and stainless steel appliances can also help you achieve this look. Personally, I love a glass subway tile backsplash that reflects various parts of your kitchen within each tile. Mirrors are an easy way to create a modern and chic styled kitchen.
There you have it! Those are 5 different ways you can implement a small kitchen remodel without breaking the budget. If you implement just one or two of these ideas, you will notice a big change in the way you view your kitchen. Remember that whether your kitchen is small or large, it will always be the heart of home and a wonderful gathering place for the people who matter most to you.