Going for a spacious kitchen, to a smaller one honestly was my most panicked moment in moving. I love to cook and need my kitchen space. Thankfully, I found some tricks! I’m sharing with you How to Make Your Small Kitchen Look Bigger now that I’ve figured it out.
I encourage you to be open minded if you’re moving where some rooms aren’t exactly as you’ve planned. With a little imagination, a lot of Pinterest and love, you can make it work. Use those untapped decorating skills you have deep inside. Plus, it saves on the remodeling costs until you are ready.
How to Make Your Small Kitchen Look Bigger
Don’t Clutter Counters
Counter space is precious when you have a smaller kitchen. Don’t clutter it with too much decor or appliances. Store the toaster or slow cooker in cabinet space.
Purchase a Hutch
Use a hutch against a wall to store appliances, dish towels and other items you don’t use as often. You can also store recipe books and serving platters.
Use a Magnetic Knife Holder
This has been one of my best purchases. You can easily purchase one from Amazon. This gets the knife block off your counter, and creates easy access for cutlery.
Put the Dining Table in the Dining Area
Don’t try and slam a dining table into the kitchen if you have a dining area for it. Keeping your kitchen open is key to feeling the flow while cooking.
Take off Cabinet Doors
If you have cabinets above your stove, you can make the space a little bigger by taking off the doors. This can give an open look to your shelves, and you can store awkward shaped items better.
Put a Mirror In
If you have kitchen with an open dining area like I do, put up a mirror. This can really open up a room with the reflection of a larger space in the home.
Do the Dishes
Sounds simple, but do the dishes. Having a full sink with smaller counter space can really give a cluttered feel.
Use Wall Space
If you have a lot of wall space, install shelving for decorating or storing items.
Use Items You Use as Decor
Speaking of shelving, use it to decorate with items you use often. I love using my mason jars for just about everything. I store a few on my shelves for decor and for use when I need them.
Make It Happen
These are just a handful of ideas of how to make your small kitchen look bigger. Coming from someone who was concerned about moving from a large kitchen to a smaller one, I assure you that you will find away to love your smaller kitchen. It takes some time, but once you find the flow you love you’ll be doing great.