Do you need more space in your kitchen without a complete redesign? These kitchen designs are small and can be done on a budget so you can get a kitchen that is both functional and beautiful.
Take Advantage of Hidden Storage
Extra storage space is all around your kitchen—you just have to know where to look:
- Those false drawer panels under the sink can be used to create a false-front drawer
- Turn your wall divider into a pullout pantry with pull out drawers to save you space and give the illusion that nothing is there. Additionally, you can install pullout countertops for extra workspace or seating.
Open Up the Cabinets for More Room
Removing your cabinet doors to create open shelving, can give you more space both functionally and visually. Functionally, open shelving will solve the problem of reaching around dividers and the headache of fake cabinets. Visually, it will give you the opportunity to show off your china or flatware.
If you’re not a fan of open shelving but still want to display your china or flatware, glass cabinet doors are a great way to open up your kitchen and make your kitchen design appear bigger. Before opening up your cabinets, make sure that it will add to the look of your kitchen and not cluttered.
Incorporate Minimalist Window Treatments
If you have windows in your kitchen, having minimalistic window treatments with smooth patterns and textures will give your kitchen a clean, open look. For example, roller shades can disappear completely when lifted up, opening up your kitchen and giving you control over how much privacy and light your kitchen receives.
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