Are you ready for a kitchen makeover? Do you feel like your kitchen is becoming more and more crowded in the passing of time? Perhaps, you’re putting in more than the necessary. Or perhaps, you’re just not doing the right renovation that will make your kitchen lighter and bigger.

Contrary to what many homeowners believe, making a small kitchen seem larger does not require you spending too much on buying new things. You can start off with the wall paints of the kitchen. If you have a smaller space, you should consider painting the walls with lighter shades to give it a bigger look. Solid white is one of the most popular choices for kitchen wall paints, because it reflects a breezy and refreshing ambiance. On the other hand, do not underestimate the shades of other lighter hues such as pale blue or lilac. They are not only nice and easy in the eyes, but also make a wonderful color scheme choice that aims to enlarge the visual of your kitchen space.

Another way to get that larger look is to put more lights in your kitchen. Now, you would ask how much is enough? The thing is: we don’t want to limit our choice with artificial lighting. If your kitchen has some windows, make sure you do not cover them with heavy draperies. Otherwise, it will not only darken the space but also make the kitchen feel and look smaller than it already is. Get sheer fabric curtains to let in the light during daytime, and feel the cool air outdoors. This way, you will also feel so much more inspired when preparing your meals.

And now that you’re slowly achieving that well-lit kitchen, show some nice flooring tricks. Get modern rugs that have some clean cut designs to coordinate with the new look of your kitchen. These rugs will help define the space of your kitchen to make it look bigger.

And finally, make an effort to organize bits and pieces in your kitchen, from cooking utensils to your kitchen cabinetry. If there are things you no longer needed, then get rid of them. Do not stock items that no longer have use in your cooking or meal preparation just because it was purchased on a sale. You can either give it away for others to use or simply keep it in a storage room. Removing unnecessary clutter in your kitchen is a surefire way to achieve that brighter and larger look.

Article under Kitchen Design by Frank Sloan