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Denver Kitchen Remodeling: How to Make Your Kitchen Look Larger


July 19, 2017

No one wants a cramped and crowded kitchen, but unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of having a massive kitchen. If you’re planning a Denver kitchen remodeling project, make sure that you work with your contractor to figure out how you can make your kitchen appear larger than its actual size. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Choose light colors.

Dark colors will make a room appear smaller, while light colors make a room feel more open and airy. If you are remodeling your kitchen, stick to whites, soft yellows, creams, and grays. Try to only work with colors that are within the same family so you don’t create a stark contrast between colors, which can make your kitchen appear smaller than it truly is. Read painting ideas: how to make your small kitchen look larger.

Use reflective backsplash tiles.

You may have heard that adding a mirror to a room can make it appear larger, but this isn’t a practical tip for the kitchen. Instead of adding a mirror, use backsplash tiles that reflect light to create the same effect. Choose light-colored ceramic tiles, metallic materials, or shiny glass tiles on your backsplash to visually increase the size of your kitchen.

Choose appliances wisely.

Look for sleek and slim appliances that won’t take up much space in your kitchen. Also, avoid buying appliances that you really don’t need. If you don’t drink wine on a regular basis, there’s no need to have a wine cooler installed in your kitchen. If you’re not a coffee drinker, don’t take up valuable counter space with a bulky coffee machine. Choose your appliances wisely to keep your kitchen looking decluttered and spacious.

Let the light in.

Nothing will make your kitchen feel more spacious than natural light, so don’t be afraid to embrace the light coming from your windows. You may not be able to add additional windows to your kitchen during your remodel, but there are still ways you can work with what you have. For example, don’t go overboard on the window treatments. Heavy drapes will make the room appear darker and smaller, so use light fabrics or choose lightweight shades or blinds instead.

Use glass doors.

Replace the doors on your wood cabinets with glass to instantly make your kitchen appear slightly larger. You don’t have to make this change to every cabinet door in your kitchen. Instead, choose a few cabinets that you rarely go into. This way, the contents of the cabinets will stay organized and won’t look cluttered to people who can now see inside through the glass doors.

Ready to remodel your kitchen? If so, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build can help you through every step of your remodel. In addition to transforming kitchens, we also help clients remodel their decks, basements, and bathrooms. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.