No kitchen is too small to be stylish. There are plenty of tweaks you can do to open up a small space and make it look and feel welcoming. It will require some organization, some decluttering, and a little creativity to upgrade a tiny kitchen, but soon you will be more comfortable and preparing meals with ease in your newly upgraded cooking area.
Before you make bigger changes in your kitchen, the first and most important step is to declutter. Get rid of things you do not need, items you don't use, and spares.
Doing so will free up space and make it easier for you to organize the things you decide to keep. Is it really necessary to keep your bulky old coffeemaker on your counter if you've only been using your new coffee pod machine?
Who wouldn't want to walk into a kitchen where everything is in place? Proper organization is the key to keeping any room looking more spacious, especially the kitchen, where there are more items. Today, shoppers won't have a hard time as there are plenty of storage options specifically designed for small spaces. So, get that sliding spice rack or that magnetic knife rack that you can put on the wall, leaving more space on your counter.
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your tiny kitchen is by changing the color of your walls. Using light, neutral colors will really open up a small space. If you want to add a little personality to it, you can add color accents, make your kitchen essentials cohesive in color, or paint your cupboards with a bold color choice.
Speaking of ways to make a room feel larger, lighting is something else you need to consider. Flush mounts, semi-flush mount ceiling lights, and recessed lighting are all great choices for small kitchens because they do not take up too much room. You can also install a mirror or two mirrors that bounce light around a room and are also great for opening up a small space.
Now, if you have the budget and want to go all the way with upgrading your tiny kitchen, you can opt to scale down the size of the appliances in it. You do not have to do it all at once. You can start with small appliances. You may have old models that have served well but need upgrading or replacing. It can be your toaster, blender, microwave, and the like. Later, you can move on to your fridge and other bigger appliances.