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What to Do about a Small Kitchen

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Does your kitchen feel small? Do you get a sense of claustrophobia when you spend time there? Or maybe it's not just that it feels small, but your kitchen actually doesn't have enough space for the kind of uses you put it to? Don't worry - you have great options! From small low-budget changes, to full scale kitchen remodeling and additions, you can make your kitchen into a space that brings you joy.

How to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Bigger

Painting - Strategic painting can make a big difference in the feel of a kitchen and help to create a feeling of openness.  Painting kitchen cabinets the same color as your walls can increase the feeling of open space.  Choosing light colors and sharp clean lines will help to make the space feel bright and open as well.

Glass - A popular choice is to use glass cabinet doors to increase visual space.  There are other creative way that glass can help to reduce visual barriers and open up a kitchen space, such as glass table tops or a reflective back splash.


Open Shelving or Recessed Shelving - Open shelving has a lower profile and can make your kitchen feel more spacious than closed-in cabinets.  They are also an excellent way to display beautiful dishes. If you are looking for a small kitchen remodeling project, adding recessed shelving is a simple and beautiful way to open up space, add interest and uniqueness to your kitchen, as well as provide great storage space!


Lighting - Replacing light fixtures can be a wonderful way to bring a fresh look to your kitchen; and brightening up a small space can make it feel larger. Recessed lighting is often a good option for small spaces.

How to Make a Small Kitchen Bigger

Of course, although there are ways to make a small kitchen feel or appear larger, there are also ways to make your kitchen actually larger! If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you may want to consider expanding your kitchen space.  They say the kitchen is the heart of a home, and a big heart is a good thing.

Moving (or Removing) Interior Walls - A remodeling company can help you to identify interior walls that could be moved or removed to create more space in your kitchen, and open up your home.

Kitchen Remodeling with an Addition - You can add to the value and beauty of your home by building an addition to expand your kitchen.  Building an addition allows you to dream up and create a whole new space for your home.

Kitchen Remodeling Services in the L.A. Area

Open Hand Remodeling would be happy to work with you to make your ideas for a bigger kitchen a reality. Open Hand is a full service design and build firm, serving Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, and the greater Los Angeles region. We offer caring experience and excellence in every stage of your home remodeling project.

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