For those who love cooking and baking, your kitchen may be your home’s most important area. One of the most common grievances homeowners have with their kitchens is insufficient space. Fortunately, the experienced kitchen remodelers with our home renovation company are here to help. Below, we share a few helpful kitchen design ideas for making the most of a small kitchen space.

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Consider New Colors

A general rule when designing a small kitchen is to use light colors, as these are highly effective at creating the illusion of space. Light colors on the walls and the cabinetry above your countertop will help create an open, airy feel in your kitchen and help the room feel more spacious than it is in reality. Light blues, greens, or pale yellows are just some colors that make kitchens feel bigger.

Add Counter Space Over The Sink

Counter space is incredibly important in any kitchen. Unfortunately, small kitchens tend to suffer from a lack of counter space. One clever and easy way to grant yourself extra counter space when needed is by placing a board or cover over your sink. Many retailers sell over-the-sink solutions, such as chopping boards, that fit snuggly onto your sink and can provide you with additional counter space.

Let There Be Light

A room’s lighting is prominent in its spaciousness, so why not use that to your advantage in your small kitchen? In particular, under-cabinet lighting that illuminates your countertops and backsplash can help give the illusion your kitchen is larger than it is. Additionally, under-cabinet lighting is relatively inexpensive and easy to install, making it a perfect option for small kitchens.

Install Open Shelving

Many small kitchens suffer from a lack of shelving and storage space. Fortunately, this can be remedied if you have some open wall space and are willing to install some shelves. Open shelving is a smart, stylish storage solution that’s fairly simple to install. Better yet, it’s easy to grab things such as dishes, mugs, and cups off of open shelving.

Get A Petite Breakfast Bar

Kitchens in small homes or apartments rarely have enough space for a kitchen table. However, if you want a place to sit down and enjoy a meal in your kitchen, you can install a petite breakfast bar. These free-standing countertop ledges are great ways to create a seated eating area that doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen.