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4 Simple Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger
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When it comes to kitchen remodeling, space has always been a recurring issue. Of all the rooms in the house, it’s easily the most crowded and stuffy, even if the original floor area is relatively wide. That said, the kitchen is actually the easiest part of the house to make look larger, wihtout actually extending the floor space.

4 Simple Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

In this post, PJ Sullivan Construction shares four simple ways to make a small kitchen look larger.

1. Improve the Lighting

One of the simplest ways to increase the visual space of your kitchen is to install more efficient lighting. This should be your priority during kitchen renovation and there are two ways to go about this: you either install more energy-efficient lighting or replace your old windows.

The former is quite simple enough; for the latter, what you want are taller and wider windows with large glass areas. This allows more natural light to enter your home, making the kitchen brighter and appear more spacious than it really is.

2. Keep the Kitchen Clean

As much of a hassle it is to do, keeping the kitchen clean and less stuffy is a surefire way to make it more spacious. Keep in mind that this is a task that you’ll actually have to do after the remodel. After all, even the most well-organized kitchens can become cramped if they become untidy.

3. Pick Furnishings with a Smaller Footprint

Another simple way to make the kitchen appear larger is to choose furniture and furnishings with smaller footprints. These can range from narrower islands and slimmer chairs to more streamlined stools and tables. The goal here is to reduce the space these elements take up in the floor space.

Keep in mind that visual space is as important as actual space, so even furniture with chunky or wide legs can make a kitchen look cramped. Choose slim and narrow for that smaller footprint.

4. Invest in Recessed Storage

Recessed storage options are a great way to reduce the clutter in your kitchen. These can take the form of tucked pantry, shelving or cabinets flush with the wall. The best part about recessed storage is that it’s actually easy to retrofit an existing space or niche into an actual storage area for your sundry kitchen items.

As your local kitchen renovation contractors, PJ Sullivan Construction will help you make your kitchen goals a reality. You may reach us at (201) 614-2724. We offer expert kitchen remodeling in the Tri-State area.

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