As we get older, things seem to accumulate. This is especially true in the kitchen. Utensils, cookware, spices, small appliances, (still not sure why I bought that juicer.) After a while, it starts to feel cramped, cluttered and SMALL.
There are a few things that you can do to help your kitchen feel bigger again. One is organize (yeah I don’t care for that one either.) The other, is to make subtle changes that give the illusion of a larger space. Here are some examples…
Light colors make rooms appear larger so paint your kitchen a lighter color. You can also paint your cabinets a lighter color so that the light bounces seamlessly throughout the room.
Adding reflective surfaces will give the illusion that there is more space than there really is. Try adding a few glass cabinet doors or a strategically placed mirror. A metallic back-splash with some under the cabinet strip lights will make a big difference.
Always opt for built in appliances when possible. That extra foot or 2 can make a world of difference.
Last, if you don’t want to go through and organize everything, at least spruce up what’s visible. Add things like a decorative jar for utensils, an over the island pot rack or baskets for fruits and vegetables. Anything that serves a dual purpose. It looks good and its functional.
Ok, there you have it. For those of you who DID like the organize idea, here is a great video with organizational tips you can pick up at the dollar store. Even if you do one project a month, by this time next year your kitchen will be SPOTLESS!!