This is one of our most frequently asked questions by customers who are planning to remodel their kitchens. Although small kitchens can still be functional, they don’t always look or feel very large. It is important not to feel cramped while hosting guests. However, to increase the size of your kitchen, you will need to remove walls. This can be quite costly.
Although humans are intelligent, they can still be fooled. There are many tricks that can be applied to your kitchen design to make it appear larger. Let’s take a look at 7 ways to increase the size of your kitchen. What’s the best part? The best part? These tricks can be used regardless of your budget!
1) Stick To A Low-Contrast Color Scheme
It doesn’t mean you have to use only one color in your kitchen design. However, it can help increase the space’s size if you use low-contrast colors. To determine if colors have high or low contrast, go back to Pre-kindergarten to look at a color wheel. Low-contrast colors are those that have similar undertones to each other. High contrast colors are indicated by wheels with opposite ends.
Black and white are the most contrasty colors, but yellow, blue, green, and purple are also high-contrast combinations. High contrast is also given in the darkest and lightest shades of blue. A medium or dark-medium green shade is low-contrast.
This system allows you to select similar colors that will make your kitchen appear larger. This is why it’s true. The eye can easily navigate from one place to another when cabinet, countertops, backsplashes, accents and other elements have the same underlying tone. The eye seeks out color contrast to find a resting place. However, when the eye is free to move from one detail to another, a space suddenly seems larger.
2) Paint Your Kitchen Walls White
This is the most popular way to make your kitchen appear larger. Contrary to white walls, which give a more spacious feeling and open feel, dark walls will always make a space seem smaller and condensed.
3) You Can Also Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets White
For a long time, white cabinets have been the preferred color. White cabinets have a sleek, clean appearance that makes a kitchen seem larger. White Kitchen Cabinets Las Vegas, just like white walls, take up a lot of space and make the same statement.
4) Add Glass Cabinet Doors
To give your cabinets an open-face appearance, you can replace the cabinet faces of a few cabinets with glass. Some cabinets might not be glass-safe. It’s nice to have 3-4 cabinets scattered throughout the kitchen.
Glass cabinets can be used to trick the eyes into believing that a space is larger than it actually is. Glass allows the eye to see beyond the cabinet doors, making the space seem larger.
You might find that your cabinets are cluttered and can make your kitchen seem smaller. Glass cabinets can lose some of their expansion capabilities and can make your kitchen feel cramped or over-filled.
5) Flood Your Kitchen In Natural Light
Because natural light brings in the outside, it makes any space appear larger. Window coverings should be installed in kitchens with windows. You can add light to your kitchen by installing a window if it doesn’t already have one.
6) Get Smaller Furniture
Oversized furniture can make a space look cramped. If you have lots of space to work with, large furniture is a good choice. However, if you’re trying to make a room appear smaller, petite furniture will be a better option. You don’t have to sacrifice a large table that your family can comfortably use. Instead, consider smaller table legs or slabs to make the space seem larger. Avoid bulky, heavy furniture that makes the space look smaller.
7) Add Some Wide Strip Patterns
You don’t want your horizontal stripe shirt to be too tight if you’re having a bad day. Horizontal lines can enlarge all the items they are attached to. You can also make your kitchen seem larger by adding a horizontal stripe floor, a carpet, or backsplash.
Enhancing the look, comfort, convenience and usable space of your kitchen make every moment spent in your kitchen even more enjoyable. When it’s time to enhance your kitchen space, trust the experts of GI Construction.
We can handle all your bathroom & kitchen remodeling projects. Call for your free estimate today. Our kitchens can look bigger for a fraction the price.