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Life Hacks to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kitchen remodels can seem overwhelming, and at times, you may want to reach for an easy button. If you’re looking for ways to life hack your kitchen remodeling project, look no further than the suggestions below.

Illusions of Space

If you want your kitchen to look bigger than it is, the easiest trick is this: paint your walls white. Nothing will open up your kitchen and make it look brighter and bigger more than white walls.

While you’re at it, if you want to paint kitchen cabinets, throw a coat of white paint on them as well. White on white will help your space seem bigger and airier than it really is.

Add a Kitchen Island

Installing a kitchen island is a great way to save on space. At once a cutting block, an extra set of cabinets, and a way to visually tie together your kitchen, the possibilities of kitchen islands are endless. If you’re working with limited space, install a small island. They come in all sizes and materials, so the more kitchen island ideas you have, the better.

Use Drawer Inserts

If you’re limited on cabinet space, utilizing drawer inserts to organize everything from silverware to measuring spoons can lend a sense of order to a chaotic kitchen.

Custom kitchen cabinets can solve this problem. Maximize the storage space you have and add built-in organization systems to your cabinets; you’ll never feel like you have to hack your storage again!

Recessed Lighting

Installing recessed lighting is ideal for a few reasons. Having a bright source of light is vital for a kitchen: not only does it illuminate your kitchen day and night (so you can find your way around during that midnight snack run), but it also sets the mood for your space. Weak lighting or old lighting fixtures that hang low in a kitchen can get in the way and also take away from valuable storage space. (You can use the ceiling to hang a pot rack instead.) Installing recessed lighting solves both of these problems.

Create a Half-Wall

If you’re thinking of kitchen remodel ideas that will give you more space in your home, knocking down a wall (or part of a wall) is an essential hack. If you aren’t in an open floor plan, kitchen walls can make the area seem small and suffocating. If you aren’t ready for a kitchen room addition, knock down half a wall and create a breakfast bar instead. This’ll make your kitchen more open create flow while saving on your kitchen remodel cost.

Life hacks can be a cheap and easy way to make small, temporary improvements in your kitchen. But if you get tired of homemade solutions cluttering your kitchen and not completely solving the problems they’re trying to, it may be time to call the experts.

If you’re a Pasadena homeowner whose kitchen is constantly short on storage, short on space, short on functionality, or short on looks, call the experts. Open Hand Remodeling can help you create the functional kitchen of your dreams with permanent, custom, quality solutions.

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