Kitchen Renovations – Improvements to Create the Illusion of Space

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Kitchen Renovations – Improvements to Create the Illusion of Space

20 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Kitchen renovations typically focus on enhancing the appearance of the room by getting rid of decrepit eyesores and replacing them with new construction supplies. You may also engage in a kitchen remodel to make the space more functional by including new features that you previously did not have. However, have you ever considered renovating your space with the sole aim of making it appear large?

Homeowners assume that to make their kitchen more significant, they would have to knock down some walls. And since this approach tends to be costly, it is unsurprising some people will be averse to engaging in this kind remodel. Luckily, you can make some changes that will make the kitchen look spacious without bringing down any walls. So what improvements can you assimilate into your kitchen renovation to create the illusion of space?

Get rid of protruding cabinets

You may not pay much attention to your cabinetry, more so if you already found them retrofitted in the kitchen when you moved in. But your cabinets can have a significant impact on the space in your kitchen plus the overall countenance of the room. Firstly, protruding cabinets will decrease the depth of your kitchen and make it look much smaller. Therefore, you would be better off with recessed cabinets that are built directly into the walls.

As a bonus tip, opt for open shelving altogether but if you prefer to conceal your kitchen items, choose sliding cabinet doors that are space saving. Secondly, opt for a light colour palette for your cabinets. Darker colours have a propensity of adding shadows to your kitchen, which can also make it seem small.

Have a focal point

The second addition you could contemplate to make your kitchen appear spacious is having a designated focal point in the room. People tend to underrate the visual interest created by having a unique focal point. By having an element that draws eyes to it, you inadvertently make people pay attention to one aspect of the kitchen rather than noticing how limited the floor space is.

The great thing about creating the focal point is that you have a wide selection of solutions to choose from, so you can let your creativity run wild. For example, you could opt to install mosaic splashbacks that would add a burst of colour to your kitchen while also protect your walls from stains. On the other hand, you could choose to have a trough sink installed, which will be a stylish statement piece for your kitchen.