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How to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

August 30, 2021

If you have a small kitchen, it might feel cramped at times. But outside of knocking down a wall or two and performing a complete kitchen remodel, what can be done about it? Fortunately, there are ways to make it seem larger without the need for major construction.

Here are some ways to make your kitchen look and feel bigger.

Consider the colors

One of the secrets of interior design is that you can use light colors to make a room feel and look larger. Painting the kitchen walls a lighter color and installing more lights can be a quick way to make the space feel more roomy. Shades that are good for this include antique whites, creams and light yellows.

With lighter colors, it’s also easier to add contrasting accents that give a better sense of segmentation in a smaller kitchen. This is also a good way to introduce pops of color, should you so choose. Just remember that with accents, a little contrast can go a long way.

Add light

As mentioned, light is something that can make a space feel larger. Accent lighting is one of those little details that can really bring a kitchen to life. Especially in small kitchens, accent lighting under the cabinets shining down from the backsplash onto the counters eases the dark shadows that usually fill up that space, making the whole room feel more open.

It’s also a good idea to take advantage of natural lighting as much as possible. If you have a window with a view of open space adjacent to the kitchen, open up the blinds to create the sense of more space. But even if your view is your neighbor’s wall, the natural light coming through the window can really open up your space.

Another way to make the most out of light is to choose reflective materials in the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are perfect for this, especially in kitchens with white cabinets or walls, as that brightness will also reflect off of the surface of the appliances.


One of the most useless areas in a kitchen is that space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling. It’s hard to reach; it collects a lot of dust; and it’s visually unpleasant. By installing cabinets that reach to the ceiling, not only will you be taking better advantage of the space, but you will also be creating a more streamlined look that can raise the eye level and make the ceiling feel taller.

Another kitchen remodel suggestion to make your space feel larger is to install glass doors on the cabinets. This gives the space more depth visually because you’re looking into the cabinet rather than at a flat door. It also gives you a chance to show off all those souvenir mugs you’ve been collecting throughout the years!

When you need a professional, experienced kitchen contractor to handle any type of kitchen remodel, large or small, get in touch with the team at The RockAway Company today.

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