Can you walk across your kitchen without stubbing your toe or bumping stuff on the counter? If the existing space is a bit on the cramped side, there are a couple of ways to expand it.
1. Clear away the clutter. Sometimes, the kitchen only appears small because there are too many things crammed into it. You should try removing unnecessary or not-often used items and store them elsewhere. While you’re at it, you can invest in smarter storage solutions to better keep the space looking neat, spacious, and organized.
2. Bump out. Another way to expand a smaller kitchen is to bump out an exterior wall at about 24 inches. It’s easy and doesn’t involve adding a foundation. Twenty-four inches may not seem like much, but when space is at a premium in the kitchen, every bit counts. Just keep in mind that this method doesn’t work for every home. You’ll need to consult a reliable kitchen remodeling expert like Reliable Remodeling to determine whether it will be a viable option for you.
3. Remove a wall. Keeping your kitchen enclosed makes it look small and crowded. How about borrowing from open-concept home design and taking down the wall separating your kitchen from the dining area? This creates a smooth connection between the two areas, allowing for easier navigation and greater efficiency. Of course, this may create a slight issue with those who prefer to work in the kitchen alone. Should this be the case, you can have a peninsula installed between the kitchen and the dining room. This helps reduce foot traffic in the work area while still keeping both kitchen and dining room open and connected.
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Reliable Remodeling has got you covered when it comes to high-quality kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. With our top-tier options and solutions, we’ll help you elevate the look and feel of your kitchen space. We proudly serve Pelham, AL, and other areas in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Call us today at (205) 988-9194, or fill out this contact form to schedule a design consultation. We look forward to working with you!