Open kitchen design is not only more inviting for guests, but also makes for ease of use and better functionality. From knocking down walls to simple lighting upgrades, Sunny Construction & Remodeling can take your kitchen from a cramped mess to a welcoming hub of entertainment. Check out these ideas and keep us in mind for your next remodeling project.
Add on Space by Merging with Living Room
Whether this means knocking down a wall or simply adding a buffet countertop in the dining room, utilizing conjoining room’s space can help free up your kitchen. If you can’t knock down a wall due to it being load-bearing, consider cutting a window to the living or dining room, making the rooms feel less separated. Consider using an island as the barrier between rooms, with seating on the side of the living room, making them feel more connected than a closed-off kitchen.
If you have a lot of small appliances, decoration, and kitchen gadgets cluttering your counters it can feel like the walls are closing in on you. Give everything its own space by stowing it away when not in use, and use minimal decorations. Let the beauty of your kitchen speak for yourself. Try some small wall signage, or a bouquet of freshly picked flowers instead.
Get Innovative with Storage
Choosing better storage options will help to cut down the clutter and maximize your space.
- Vertical Storage
- Add vertical storage shelving to oddly shaped spaces that aren’t being used.
- Recessed Storage
- Use your walls as storage by adding recessed storage space, without taking up any living space.
- Lazy Susan
- Maximize your cabinets by adding in a lazy susan.
Choose Light Colors
It’s no secret that lighter colors help a room appear more open. Consider lighter color options for flooring, cabinetry, appliances, and counters to make your kitchen feel less cramped. Glass front cabinets in a white trim both create the illusion of more space and help you stay organized and efficient by being able to see in without going on a search for your favorite casserole dish. Whatever your vision is for your kitchen colors, we will provide an excellent selection of materials and designs in any color. Light grays, blues, and greens are classics that will live on through the years and can pair nicely with light-colored cabinetry and appliances.
Lighting Options That Open the Space
Choose lighting options that make the space feel more open than before, and let in as much natural light as possible. Replacing your windows to let in more light can also cut down on heating and cooling costs by choosing better materials. Try recessed lighting if a low-ceiling is making your kitchen feel smaller than it is. Highlight your kitchen with track lighting, or use a chandelier for reflective light throughout the kitchen.
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Home Remodeling Contractors in Northwest Chicago
Sunny Construction & Remodeling helps homeowners in Schaumburg, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect and other Chicago neighborhoods with home remodeling. Our team has done hundreds of kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and basement finishing projects in the Northwest Chicago area. We offer complementary estimates and a five-year warranty on workmanship. If you have a home improvement project you need help with, call the contractor team at Sunny Constrcution & Remodeling for a free estimate at (708) 860-9742.