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Home Improvement  /  February 11, 2020

How to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

Don’t let your tiny kitchen cramp your style. If you’re looking for a way to make your small kitchen look and feel bigger, check out these 5 tips from the kitchen and remodeling experts at Handyman Connection of McKinney.

5 Tips to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

Keep the colors light 

Dark shades on the walls, counters and floors can make a room feel confined. Light colors or white in your kitchen to prevent the space from feeling claustrophobic. An added bonus: light colors are much better at bouncing light around the room, which can make your kitchen feel brighter instantly. 

Pro Tip: Don’t like the idea of a colorless kitchen? Accenting with a few dramatic decorations or bright green plants strategically placed throughout the room can help keep your kitchen from looking cluttered, while giving you that pop of color you’re looking for.

Avoid sharp cabinet and wall contrasts

While you’re choosing paint colors, try to keep your walls and cabinets a similar shade. High-contrast wall and cabinet combinations can draw attention to the lack of depth in the room, making it look and feel tighter than it may already be!

Choose a reflective backsplash

Everyone knows that mirrors are the ultimate way to open up a room, and kitchens are no exception to this rule. When choosing a backsplash, opt for a mirrored tile to create a deeper feel to your cooking space. 

Pro Tip: Need help installing your new mirrored backsplash? If you’ve never worked with tile, don’t leave the job to chance – call Handyman Connection of McKinney for expert tile installation services.

Add open shelving or hanging hooks

If you have wall space, using it wisely can be key to making your tiny kitchen look larger. Adding open shelving is a great way to increase your kitchen’s overall storage space without having to spring for brand new cabinets. You can also opt for a chic hanging rack for your pots and pans to keep them from taking up precious cabinet space. 

These are especially great options if you have beautiful statement pieces in your kitchen that you’d like to display – copper pots and pans, vintage baking equipment, etc. 

Pro Tip: Decluttering old, unused kitchen supplies is crucial to making sure you’re making the most of your kitchen’s limited space. For seasonal items, like deep fryers and holiday baking supplies, consider storing these in the basement or attic until you need them. Be sure to donate or toss anything you haven’t used in the last year or two.

Lighten up your window treatments

Whether you’re choosing between blinds, shades or curtains, make sure to pick a light-colored option that will allow lots of natural light into your cooking space. Sheer curtains can help to diffuse sunlight and disperse it around the room, keeping your kitchen looking bright and open. 

Need help with these upgrades? Want a bigger kitchen? Give us a call

At Handyman Connection of McKinney, we’re here to help make your home dreams come to life. Whether you need help with a few upgrades to your small kitchen or want us to help you expand the space entirely, give us a call for high-quality installations and kitchen remodeling services. Contact us or call (972) 752-6985 to schedule an estimate.

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