The kitchen is one of the home’s most frequently used spaces. Between cooking and eating, most of us spend quality time in the kitchen. But it can be difficult to fully appreciate your kitchen when it’s small. In that case, it’s time to consider a small kitchen remodel, designed to make the room more functional and feel more spacious.

Just like any home renovation, a small kitchen remodel requires a plan. Check out these five ideas that will help you maximize your kitchen!

Choose a lighter shade

This may seem unimportant, but a lighter kitchen (meaning white paint and lighter-toned cabinets) can make your space seem larger and more inviting. Dark cabinets, though pretty and dramatic, can make your small kitchen feel even smaller. Pick a lighter palette for your small kitchen and play up the space!

Make sure you have the right cabinets

Storage is complicated in a small kitchen. You don’t want to decrease your workspace, but you need to be able to store everything. Newer cabinets are pretty innovative when it comes to taking every opportunity to create storage space. You could also install cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. This allows you to utilize every inch of space in your kitchen.

Pick a bigger backsplash

This is another tip that’s all about illusion, intended to make your kitchen feel bigger. For instance, a large title like a subway tile can make your space feel wider. This is also a great chance to have fun with your kitchen design. Match your backsplash to your countertops to unify your kitchen.

Opt for a peninsula over an island

Islands require a good amount of space. There has to be enough room left to walk around, and even a small island can sometimes take up too much space in your kitchen. Depending on the kitchen renovation, this can make a peninsula your best option, providing you with more counter space and even a place for kitchen seating.

Create an open floor plan

This isn’t always an option and depends on your budget, but an open floor plan can give your kitchen more breathing room and gives you or your designer a chance to be creative and completely re-imagine the kitchen. An open floor plan might be the key to your small kitchen remodel.

Need more inspiration? Check out these small kitchen remodels from your favorite HGTV shows. Ready to get started? Contact Luce Contracting today for a free quote on your small kitchen remodel.