HOW CAN I MAKE MY SMALL KITCHEN FEEL BIGGER?

It’s no surprise that a larger kitchen is on most homeowners’ wish lists. The more we are at home, the more our spaces are being used. Not all spaces can accommodate large kitchens but there are other tricks of the trade to make your kitchen feel bigger.

THINK VERTICAL

If your ceiling height allows it, take the cabinets up as high as you would feel comfortable! Greenfield offers stacked cabinets, which can look like one tall piece, but are two separate cabinets.

Everyday items should be the most in reach, with lesser used items towards the top. Think of this in terms of hierarchy for how you store items.

FUNCTION AND AESTHETIC

Who doesn’t love a pretty kitchen? We sure do! Lean into practicality, but you don’t need to sacrifice your kitchen’s aesthetic.

Opt for wall cabinets versus open shelves. Adding a peninsula or island and maximizing space inside each cabinet are just a few other ways to make your space feel larger. A practical and beautiful space means you have more time to dedicate to cooking, and your life outside of your kitchen. This includes investing in cabinetry and getting smart about storage.

STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE

Speaking of storage… make sure that every cabinet has a purpose. Maximize your space inside each cabinet. Greenfield features a myriad of creative cabinet solutions to meet every need, and a superb selection of practical and innovative storage accessories.

For example, plastic storage ware is great for leftovers, but easy to store? Not so much. Minimize your collection- get rid of any mismatched containers that cannot stack and say goodbye to containers with misplaced lids.

BE SELECTIVE

There are so many small appliances that are popular amongst homeowners, whether it’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, juicer… it seems like options are endless.

Think about small appliances in terms of use. Do you use an item daily, weekly, monthly, yearly? This method allows you to prioritize what needs to be stored in the kitchen and within reach. This may even show you what you aren’t using, which can be sold, donated, or stored elsewhere. Consider doing a yearly audit of these types of small appliances (and other kitchen items too!) as your life changes.

Make sure to do research with small appliances- some serve multiple purposes. Do you really need both a toaster and toaster oven, for example? A multicooker is a triple threat – it replaces a pressure cooker, rice cooker and a slow cooker.

Explore our kitchen gallery here, and start planning your kitchen (big or small)! And when you’re ready, contact one of our authorized dealers to make your vision come to life.