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How to Make a Small Kitchen Look Spacious

Are your big kitchen design dreams not fitting into your small kitchen space?  Don’t give up, there are a multitude of design hacks to make a small kitchen look spacious. 

Good design is imperative when dealing with small kitchen spaces.  Enlisting the help of a professional kitchen design team will ensure you use your space effectively, coming up with creative solutions for smaller spaces and maximizing every inch of space available.

Use the Right Colors in a Small Kitchen

The old adage suggests dark colors make a room look smaller – and this is true – but only to a certain extent.  Of course, neutrals are always a safe bet, especially in kitchens, to import a light and airy feel.  However, there is no need to shy away from color.  With the right design, darker colors can help certain design elements pop, especially in a small space.  A trained designer will be able to incorporate color to help breathe light and life into a small space.  

Don’t Be Afraid of Patterns

Patterns can work beautifully to open up a small kitchen space.   Geometric patterns can aid in drawing the eye either vertically or horizontally, giving the impression of a taller or longer kitchen.  Geometric backsplashes are also a popular option, providing an opportunity to bring personality into a smaller space.

Small kitchen design with colors and patterns

Use Reflective or Glass Elements

Cabinets with glass fronts can be a nice option when making a small kitchen appear larger.  If you chose to have glass front cabinets, however, be careful not to fill them with too much clutter. Clutter will have the opposite effect and can make a space feel smaller.

Reflective objects can also help make a space feel bigger.  Consider reflective hardware, mirrors, or decorative elements.  A designer can help ensure your design and décor choices help you reach your goals.

Chose Minimalistic and Modern Designs

Simple cabinet styles are not only on-trend, but can also be used to make a small kitchen feel larger.  By avoiding overly decorative door styles, you can make your kitchen appear more spacious.

Small kitchen design with modern accents

Integrated appliances that match cabinetry are also a great way to make a space appear larger.

A good kitchen designer will be able to help you employ tactics to make the most of your space.  When working in a small area, it is helpful to work with a professional who can help you make the most out of every square inch.  The designers at McCabinet are well versed in making the most out of small kitchens.  Give us a call today to see what we can do for you!