The Illusion of a Bigger Kitchen

Not every home owner or renter is blessed with their dream kitchen that has counters that stretch throughout the space, a beautiful island that can house a sink and enough counter space to prep meals, or a sit-in area for your family to enjoy their meals. Most kitchens are in fact on the smaller side, or aren’t designed for all of our needs and wants.

If it’s not practical to knock down a wall or complete a major kitchen renovation, there are a handful of ways to make the impression that your space is larger than it truly is. The three key factors to remember are appliances, storage, and lighting.
In regards to appliances and storage, if possible, installing compact appliances will give you more room to play with for cabinets and storage space. If there is enough room in your kitchen, an island in the center can double as both counter and storage space, and possibly even as a counter to eat on.
In regards to cabinetry, glass doors are ideal, as they allow your guests to see more of the cabinet, which in turn gives the feel of more space in the room. Open shelving; along with clutter-free counters create the illusion of more space in the kitchen.

What is your favorite way to create the illusion of a bigger kitchen?