6 Ideas To Make Your Small Kitchen Pop

6 Ideas To Make Your Small Kitchen Pop

Having a small kitchen might seem to limit but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways that you can make a small kitchen more comfortable and more functional. The following are six ideas that can help improve your smaller kitchen space.

1. Add more cabinets

If you’re storing a lot of your kitchen items on your countertops, you may need more storage space. While you might think that adding more cabinets might make your kitchen feel smaller, it will actually make it feel less cluttered if you’re able to clear those countertops. Clutter is often one of the reasons your kitchen feels small, after all. Cabinets can make your kitchen feel cleaner and more organized.

2. Use the space above the cabinets

A lot of upper cabinets don’t extend all the way to the ceiling. That leaves a lot of unused space that could be put to good use. For example, you could upgrade your cabinets and make sure that they extend all the way to the ceiling, thereby giving you more storage space. If you prefer to keep the cabinets you have, you can use the tops of the cabinets as shelving space for decor items or items that you don’t use very often.

3. Use your island as a kitchen table

If you want to use your kitchen as a secondary dining area that’s a little more informal (for quick breakfasts and lunches), then you might want to set up a small kitchen dining area. However, you can’t do this without sacrificing a lot of space if you have a small kitchen. You can simply use your island as an eating counter by investing in a few stools to line up on the other side of the island.

4. Paint the cabinets lighter colors

The colors you choose for your kitchen will have a big effect on how spacious it feels. If you choose darker colors, it will make your kitchen feel smaller and more cramped (unless your kitchen is big, then darker colors can make it feel cozier). The use of lighter colors will help to open up the kitchen more. Lighter neutral tones are popular, although some homeowners will choose bolder colors for their cabinets to help them stand out. In this case, light greens and blues can help create a relaxing atmosphere.

5. Upgrade your lighting

Good lighting is essential to making your kitchen feel as big as possible even if it’s small in reality. Besides your general lighting, you should add plenty of task lighting. For example, consider installing LED light strips beneath your upper cabinets to provide your countertops with plenty of light. This way, you won’t end up trying to prep food on your countertops in the darkness of your own shadow. If you have a kitchen island, you should consider installing some pendant lights to not only provide adequate lighting to the kitchen, but to add a stronger visual focal point to the space.

6. Use clear cabinet doors

If your kitchen is really small, using glass doors on your cabinet doors will allow you to see through them, thereby making it feel like your cabinets aren’t taking up as much space as they actually are.

These are just a few ideas that you should use to inspire your kitchen design. If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, then there’s no better way to do so than by installing Conestoga RTA cabinets. For information about our Conestoga RTA cabinets, be sure to contact us at Lifestyles Cabinetry and Millwork today to request a free quote.