No matter the size or layout of your home, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen (and not just to prepare food!). The kitchen is one of the highest traffic areas in any home. It’s where we come together with family and friends to eat, drink, relax, talk, and create memories.
If you’re looking for ideas to increase the amount of space you have in your kitchen to make more of those special moments, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s dive right into ideas for remodeling small kitchens, condo kitchens, and more.
Kitchen Expansion Before and After
Dealing with a closed-off kitchen? Expanding your kitchen into your dining room is one popular way to open up your home and get rid of that cramped, tight feeling. By removing the walls that separate these two rooms, you can extend the line of sight into the living room from your kitchen. Combine this change with the following and you’ll have the open, roomy kitchen you’ve been dreaming of:
- Light-colored cabinets
- Stainless steel appliances
- Modern backsplash and countertops
- Updated flooring
- Smooth ceilings
- Removal of ceiling fans
Small Kitchen Expansion Ideas
Condos and townhomes provide the benefits of homeownership with fewer maintenance commitments. Smaller kitchens are usually part of the package deal with condos and townhomes. However, there are plenty of things you can do to expand and open up your kitchen even if you’re working with less square footage overall.
Kitchen Expansion for Condos and Townhomes
Removing the walls that separate your kitchen from the dining room works for opening up a condo or townhome as well. If you already have an open concept in these areas but want to expand your kitchen more, consider extending your cabinets into the dining room. This trick gives you more storage space while making your kitchen appear larger.
For a condo or townhome kitchen, think modern, light, and vertical. Modern doesn’t have to mean avant-garde. Today’s contemporary cabinets are typically designed with long, simple lines that create a streamlined feel. Vertical-raising cabinets that lift up allow you to make the most of your storage space. Pair them with space-saving cabinets to maximize your space.
Be sure to consider how light will reflect in your space. Darker countertops feel larger with a glossy, instead of matte, finish. The oversized shape of subway tile can also make a nice choice for backsplashes in a smaller kitchen.
Updating and remodeling your kitchen is an investment in your home’s value and your happiness as a homeowner. Put your investment in the best hands with Owings Brothers Contracting. Whether you’re ready to get started on your kitchen expansion or still exploring ideas, our team can help.