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Tips for Remodeling a Small Kitchen

Tips for Remodeling a Small Kitchen

While most people’s dream kitchen is expansive and spacious, many of us have to suffer though a kitchen that’s smaller than what we’d like. While you could add a kitchen extension to expand your cooking space, it may not be possible for many homes due to their layout. Fortunately, there are many tricks you can use when remodeling to help give you the illusion of a spacious kitchen.

Follow these tips when remodeling your small kitchen to take advantage of every inch while allowing the kitchen to shine.

Use Light Colors

Having dark colors in a small space will only make the kitchen seem gloomy, small and cramped. Open up the area with a light color palette and help make your small kitchen space inviting by having light-toned wooden cabinets.

Use Airy Light Pendants

Large, heavy light fixtures will attract the eye and make the space seem condensed around them. Instead, choose light pendants that are small and “airy” to provide light that’s both sleek and stylish.

Make Use of Wasted Space

This is the time to be creative – look for spaces where you can install filler cabinets with sliders. Maybe extend your cabinets to the ceiling. Invest in features that will keep your pots and pans in the air and out of the way, and your spices tucked away in a pantry.

Choose Large Tiles

Use visual cues to convince the brain that the space is larger than it is – large, light-colored floor tiles will give the illusion of a space that is bigger, airier, and more inviting. Anything larger than 12″ x 12″ will trick the mind.

Glass-front Cabinets

Glass-front cabinets are beautiful and stylish, and visually opens the space in a small kitchen. Although you should make sure they stay organized!

Install a Bay Window

A bay window in a small kitchen not only adds charm and style, it also gives you more counter space and light!

Light Below

While overhead lighting is very important for opening up a space, lights below your upper and lower cabinets can give your small kitchen a sophisticated, open, and put-together look.


At Flooring & Kitchen Designs of Littleton, we love helping our customers embrace their small kitchens and help them utilize the space efficiently to get the kitchen of their dreams.