Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to Stretch a Small Space

by | Mar 14, 2012 | Home Improvement

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If you thought you were stuck with a cramped kitchen unless you tore a wall down, think again. There are loads of tricks in the book to make small spaces look larger, and your kitchen should be no exception. Here are a few tried and tested ways to fool the eye, make the best use of your kitchen space and

  • Use mirrors to fool the eye.

Mirrors can create the illusion of a larger space. Use mirrors as a backsplash. It can do much to open up your home and make the adjacent rooms an extension of your kitchen space.

  • Use up vertical space.

Many people don’t realize that they can actually use the space above their wall cabinets for – well, more cabinets. If you need more cabinet space, you can simply extend vertically instead of worrying about the lack of wall space. This is good for homes with high ceilings, of course. Stack the cabinets, and lend a period charm to your kitchen.

  • Chairs with no arms fool the eye as well.

When space is tight, it is easier to get in and out of chairs that don’t have arms. It’s a tip to keep in mind when buying furniture for your kitchen.

  • Use trays to hold the clutter in.

A well-organized kitchen is bound to look neater and more spacious. Using trays and baskets to hold in the little things that clutter up your kitchen will ensure that you always find what you are looking for as well.

  • Stack your spices in a neat spice-rack cabinet.

Spice jars can take up a lot of cabinet space, which is something that you don’t have. That’s where usage of vertical space can be a smart decision, once again. Using a slim spice-rack cabinet to make use of space that is unused solves the problem easily.

  • Camouflage the small space with seating the color of the walls.

Even better than armless chairs would be backless stools that can easily be slipped under the counter and out the way, when they are not being used. Moreover, don’t confuse the eye with a lot of breaks in a small space. If you use the same color scheme across your furniture and the walls, it can help to expand the space.

  • Use open shelves for an open look.

Simply using open cabinets can make a lot of difference as well.

These are only some of the ways in which you can make your cramped kitchen look larger. Think about implementing one or many or the above tips when you are planning your kitchen remodeling. Carlsbad manufacturers can help you to convert your design into reality.


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