In kitchens, space comes at a premium. This is because unlike many other rooms in the house, kitchens will require the use of almost all of your free space. For instance, it might not be too uncommon for your family to hang out in your kitchen before they retire to the living space after coming home from work or school, while any free countertop space is often occupied by appliances, prepared equipment and tools for cooking, and the storage of given food items or small tubs you can keep out for easy access to ingredients.
For this reason, doing your best to improve the spacious feeling and utility of a kitchen is not just something that provides value to the space, but may be a crucial and compelling necessity just to feel as comfortable as possible cooking there. Thankfully, this kind of effort can make a tremendous difference regarding how you use the space, and what kind of adjustments you make towards your cooking process.
In this post, then, we’ll discuss how to make it feel more spacious for good:
Non-Intrusive Kitchen Doors
Non-intrusive kitchen doors that work with the visual motif of a kitchen will help it feel more open and spacious, despite never actually improving the technical space of the area at all. This is why it’s important to know how to fit replacement kitchen doors, as well as how to keep relatively neutral tones so that the space looks and feels in sync with the rest of your aesthetic application. This gives you more room for other implementations, such as storing ingredients and appliances in full view.
Freeing The Countertops
The less you store items on your countertops, the more you can make sure the space feels easier to use, giving you more room to prepare food and cook with. It can be a good idea to tally how long and frequently you use given appliances, determining if they deserve as spot on your countertop at all. Perhaps embedding a microwave in a wall-mounted kitchen unit can be a good start. From there, you might find that you only use a blender once every two weeks or so, so why keep it on top of the kitchen space? Decorative elements, such as spices, you may implement an independent rack for. This combination of factors can help create a more worthwhile outcome that pays attention to your needs and frees space accordingly.
Of course, it’s also worth considering how many people use your kitchen, and to what degree they use the seated space, including at what times. If you have a breakfast bar at your kitchen countertop but have noticed that no more than two people tend to use the stools provided, removing two could help you grant each seated space more room to enjoy their food. Additionally, opting for a table that actually fits with the room, such as a table that can be placed in the corner of a kitchen space rather than taking up the middle of it may help you enjoy more navigable room in your kitchen.
With this advice, you’re sure to help your kitchen feel more spacious going forward.