For most homeowners, small kitchens with limited space to work, maneuver, and store things simply feel cramped and claustrophobic. If you are not willing or able to remove a wall to make your kitchen physically larger, there are a few tricks to kitchen remodeling in Milwaukee that can make this room seem bigger than it really is.
Keep Things Light
Create an illusion of more space by combining light-colored walls and cabinetry with light-reflecting surfaces like stainless steel and ceramic tile that will reflect the natural light that floods into your kitchen. Using a low-contrast color scheme for the walls and cabinets, or keeping them all the same color, creates a seamless look for the eye to skim over, while using different shades and textures of the same color, such as white, will keep the room from feeling too boring.
Incorporate Glass-Front Cabinet Doors
Glass-fronted doors allow a view into the interior of the cabinets, making the walls seem further away and the room bigger. For this trick to work, however, cabinets must be orderly, and preferably color-coordinated; a jumbled mess of dishes and food items will not only be unsightly, it will block the eye’s view into the depths of the cabinets and cancel out the room-enlarging effects of the glass doors.
Cluttered counters make a space seem small and crowded. To give your kitchen the illusion of more space, streamline it by clearing off countertops, windowsills and even the tops of cabinets, leaving out only a few necessary items or personal touches. Store as much as you can in the pantry or lower cabinets, and add a corner appliance garage to hide appliances and other kitchen items from view while still keeping them accessible.
Smart Space Utilization
Creative space-saving solutions are essential for small kitchens. To make full use of dead space under lower cabinets, use pullout shelves that allow you to easily store and access pots, pans, or pantry items. Integrate the microwave into the cabinetry, using a shelf extension if necessary, to give you more counter space. Recessed shelving installed between wall studs is also a great way to add extra storage space while maximizing floor space.
If you need help with your kitchen remodeling in Brookfield, don’t hesitate to call Callen at 414-765-2585. We’ll have your small kitchen looking like a showplace in no time!