A small kitchen can be both useful and efficient. However, when your family expands and your lifestyle changes, you may demand additional room to accommodate your growing needs. Building an addition is one possibility, but it can be prohibitively expensive and zoning-related. If your current kitchen is a little tight, there are a few options for expanding it.
1. Clear away the clutter. The kitchen can appear small simply because there are too many items crowded into it. Remove any superfluous or infrequently used goods and items and put them somewhere. You may also invest in clever storage solutions to keep the room looking nice, spacious, and organized while you’re at it.
2. Opt for a partial wall. The best way to improve a tiny kitchen is to partially remove a wall between neighboring rooms. While removing a part of a wall does not literally improve the space, it creates an illusion of having an airier and more spacious kitchen. A shelf on top of the partial wall where you can store either decorative elements or seldom-used kitchenware also adds functionality.
3. Use light colors. Use light hues in your kitchen’s color plan to make it appear larger. The lighter the color is, the more light it reflects. The more natural light in your home, the more convincing the illusion of a larger kitchen. To achieve this effect during the daytime, invest in replacement windows that can provide daylighting and ventilation like casement and sliding windows.
4. Consider a kitchen expansion. You can also physically enlarge your kitchen’s floor space. To expand your kitchen without constructing a foundation, you can add two feet, though this may vary based on your local construction standards. Consult your home remodeler for further information on your local building codes to check if this is feasible.
Kitchen remodeling can bring on a whole new look for your home. Envy Home Services will help you every step of the way to building your dream kitchen. Call us at (888) 847-7954 or fill out the contact form and we’ll set up a time to meet with you at your home or business for a free, no-obligation consultation.