Who doesn’t want more space in the kitchen? This is one of the biggest complaints we hear from people when they ask about kitchen remodeling. “My kitchen is too small. I can’t do anything in it!” You may not be able to change the square footage of your kitchen, but there are some tricks you can use to create more space and help the entire home feel open and clutter-free. Check out these kitchen remodeling techniques from Maryland Tub and Tile.
Install Extra Shelving
Shelves are great for getting items off the countertop and creating more room for you to work. You could get just about any shelving you want for your kitchen, depending on the existing design. For instance, if you have a rustic kitchen, you could use brackets to turn old shutters into shelves. If you have a modern kitchen, you could get floating shelves that look like they’re sitting on the wall without support. Use the shelves to hold spices, fruit, cleaning equipment, coffee, or anything else you need easy access to
Replace Your Kitchen Table with a Storage Island
If you have a table in your kitchen that is taking up a lot of space, you could replace it with a moveable storage island. These usually have wheels on the bottom so you can move them throughout the kitchen as needed. You can use the storage in the cabinet to hold extra appliances (toasters, mixers, juicers, etc.), as well as pots, pans, mixing bowls, and more. Then you can use the top of the island for extra prep space. When you’re done working with it, push the island where the table used to be so it is out of the way. Talk about versatility!
Upgrade the Lighting
Good lighting won’t add space to your kitchen, but it can make the kitchen feel more open than it actually is. You could change out the fixtures, add new lighting from the ceiling, or install under cabinet lighting that illuminates the entire room. If you have windows in the kitchen, you could hang sheer curtains instead of sun-blocking ones to help let in as much natural light as possible. Paint the walls a light color to add even more brightness to the kitchen, and you will feel like it’s doubled in size
Refinish the Countertops
Countertop refinishing is another kitchen remodeling technique designed to make the room feel bigger. Cover your existing counters with a fresh coating that looks like natural stone. This will beautify the kitchen and give you a fresh area to work in. If you have dark countertops, you could use this opportunity to lighten them and make your kitchen look bigger. You could also use a color that contrasts your cabinets to emphasize the horizontal lines in the space. Give us a call at 877-717-8827 to learn more about your options.
Extend Your Cabinets to the Ceiling
Do you have space above your cabinets that is just collecting dust? Use it for extra storage instead. This is a great place to put serving trays you only need for select occasions or bulks quantities of kitchen staples (flour, sugar, etc.). You could close off the area with new cabinet doors that match your existing cabinets. For a more affordable alternative, you could hang curtain rods up there and use small curtains to shield the items from view. This will create the appearance of a café, which you could easily decorate around in the future.
Use the options above to keep your kitchen clean and clutter-free, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a wide-open space.
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