1. Use Open Shelves In The Kitchen
Open shelves are not just trendy – they can really make a small kitchen look bigger.
They are great for storing frequently used items like glasses – or take notes from luxury kitchens and use them to display all your pretty serving items.
2. Create A Focal point
You can instantly make a small kitchen feel bigger, simply by making a focal point when you walk into the room.
Choose one area to show off your personality with a cool range hood, a chalkboard feature wall, or bold island bar stools. Just be sure to keep the rest of the space more neutral so it doesn’t compete with your focal point.
3. Make Cabinets & Walls The Same Color
Keeping your walls the same color as your cabinets can really help a small kitchen feel bigger.
Using the same hues keeps the visual space from getting get broken up, so it all feels more open and spacious!
4. Clear Your Kitchen Counters
One of the best organization tips for your kitchen is to keep the counters free of clutter. Easier said than done though, right?
Try stashing away appliances in the cabinets and organizing your pantry to make sure your space always stays that way!
5. Add Pendant lighting
Bringing lighting in closer to your work spaces, (like right above an island) can help your kitchen feel even bigger and brighter! T
hey also draw the eye up which makes your ceiling feel higher!
6. Add French doors to the backyard
One of the best design tricks to make a small kitchen feel bigger, is by adding a pair of french doors.
The floor to ceiling windows will let in much more light, and make the space feel more roomy. Not to mention can really add some extra functionality when letting you out into the backyard!
7. Horizontal stacked backsplash
The same visual trick that makes you look bigger in a striped t-shirt, works wonders to make a small kitchen feel bigger.
Try Horizontal stacked backsplash, or striped tile flooring to make the space feel wider.
8. Make backsplash and counter same stone
To keep your eye traveling along in the space, use the same stone on your countertop for your backsplash.
Bonus points if you can use a reflective surface like marble, which really help a small kitchen feel brighter and bigger!
9. Glass Cabinets
Glass cabinets are one of the best ways to make a small kitchen look bigger, because they reflect light! Use them to display glassware, and create a nice sense of depth.
You can also there add LED strip lighting around the trim – making it feel lit up like a store window!
I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite design hacks that will help your small kitchen feel bigger! I love learning about all these techniques and I’m looking forward to using some of them when we take on a renovation in our kitchen.
Have you tried any of these hacks for your small kitchen? If so, let me know how they worked for you! And if you’re in the mood for more kitchen inspo, take a look at a few of my favorite ideas!