Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

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One of the top remodeling projects is increasing the size of small kitchen. What if you would rather not spend the money on an expensive kitchen remodel? There are several ways you can maximize your kitchen workspace and decorate it to appear larger.

Here are 5 tricks for making a small kitchen feel larger, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens:

  • Decorate with white. When walls, cabinets and countertops are white, the kitchen will appear to be more spacious.
  • Use exposed storage.┬áRemove some cabinet doors or replace them with glass doors. When the cabinets are well-organized, this will add a feeling of depth to the walls.
  • Maximize available natural light by keeping window treatments minimal. User shutters, blinds or curtains that can be easily opened during the day.
  • Raise the focus. Make ceiling appear higher by drawing the eye upward with crown molding or decorative displays (such as a plate collection) near the ceiling.
  • Remove clutter from counters and shelves. This is one of the most effective ways to increase your workspace and make your kitchen appear roomier. Give away unnecessary appliances and collectibles or find an out-of-sight place to store them.
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    Date: Friday, February 12th, 2010
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