20 Small Kitchen improvement idea

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Hopefully there aren’t many issues with your kitchen
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but if yours is on the small side…
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there might be plenty of problems that arise.
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Things like utensils piling up on the counter…
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stacking your pots and pans… storing your
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raw foods…
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and making sure you still
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have enough space to move around.
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Take a look at your kitchen…
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figure out what you’d like to change..
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and get ready
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for this countdown
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that will hopefully help you fix them all!
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20.
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Fix the counter top!
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How can you make your kitchen look like it’s gotten a face lift?
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Fix up the counter top!
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For instance, you can replace it with one that’s solid black.
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Leave at least three inch wings on either side…
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then paint the bottom drawers with
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bright white paint.
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If you already installed a medium height back splash,
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cut half of it… this will give the
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illusion of more space above the counter.
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Add in some pendant lighting with a unique
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shape an your kitchen will be looking perfect.
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19.
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Mount a Table on the wall
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Eating a meal on the sofa just can’t compare
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to having one at a dining table.
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Sure when you’re having a party or entertaining guests,
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sitting on the sofa and using your
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thighs as a table might be fun…
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but it’s just so nice to sit down to a dining table.
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If you don’t have the space for one…
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why not try mounting a folding table
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to the wall in your kitchen or hallway…
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wherever you have the space.
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Then when you’re done, just tidy up and fold the table away again.
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18.
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Add a Rolling Island.
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Having a kitchen island can be a blessing…
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or a curse.
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The permanent kinds can be great for preparing
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your meals or maybe even dining at…
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but sometimes
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don’t you wish you could just push
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the island to the side
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so you have some more space
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to move around?
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Well, if you pick up yourself one of these rolling islands…
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you can do just that!
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Bring it into the middle of your kitchen for preparing food…
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then move it to the edge
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of the room when company is over.
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And for a special dinner for two…
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these rolling islands make for a great dinner caddy.
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17.
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Be smart about buying your cutting boards
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If you’re always looking for space to put
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your cutting boards when you need to chop things up,
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why not think outside the box.
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If you get cutting boards that are wider than your kitchen sink,
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you can place the board
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across the sink and do both your cleaning and cutting in one place!
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As a bonus, you’re still not losing space for your dishes.
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16.
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Expand your kitchen with Patterns
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This tip is shared by one of the world’s most
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famous interior designers.
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It helps you achieve a look of an exotic and spacious kitchen while still remaining elegant
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First, try installing tiger stripe wallpaper horizontally
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to give the illusion of more space.
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Pair it with solid colours on the counter top or shelves.
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A bonus of going with this idea is you can keep everything else simple…
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no need to pair it with decorations else where.
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Just keep it clean and the patterns will do the talking.
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15.
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Dig Up the Sink!
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If you are a fan of mixing and matching, your
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biggest enemy would probably be the sink.
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Unlike the stove that can blend into almost any styles,
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the sink dictates how stylish your
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kitchen can be.
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If you still have the concave type,
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maybe it’s time to consider remodeling.
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The top mount and front sink model has the most flexible style
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compared to the others.
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Its gray silvery color fits well with almost any concepts
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14.
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Mount Wavy Shelves
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Kitchen shelves usually have a monotonous shape
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maybe that’s why almost all kitchens look the same….
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dominated by boxes.
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Give your kitchen some movement by mounting curvy boards to the wall.
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It works just like open shelves, but with style.
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Just be careful if you have an open stove….
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Make sure any boards are far enough away from
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heat or flames as to not cause a fire.
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13.
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Get Glossy!
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Besides a mirror, another way to achieve a spacious impression
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is by giving your ceiling an upgrade.
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Lacquer finishing gives a blurred but glossy look to your ceiling’s surface, allowing it
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to reflect light randomly, creating the illusion of endless ceiling.
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When choosing your color…
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remember not to stray too far from the color on the walls…
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you can then complete the set with mosaic tiles of a similar color.
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12.
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Splash Metallic Element.
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One option to make the tiny space looks bigger
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is by adding a silvery shade.
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Take a look at the colors already on your walls…
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then find pretty silver wallpaper
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with a similar background color.
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This eye trick works better in the light… so make sure to turn them on at night.
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The morning sunshine could also be
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the perfect lighting to enjoy these metallic shades.
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Recommended colors include blue, beige and other soft colors.
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11.
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Trim with Colors.
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If you decide to go with this idea, you are
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aiming for small but fun cooking corner.
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The equipment needed is also pretty easy to get.
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All you need is a can of your favorite color paint and a roll of painter’s tape.
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Design the blue print first…..
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Trimming helps to add contour by adding shape.
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If your kitchen already has a back splash, then you can add-in some elements from it.
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This way, you have a more cohesive look to your kitchen….
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Another color with a similar hue is also possible.
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10.
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Install Extra Storage!
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Adding storage does not always mean expanding
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your kitchen.
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The area from the floor to the mid-section of the kitchen is usually occupied by kitchen
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equipment such as the stove and sink.
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However, the area above the cabinets and close to the ceiling is often forgotten.
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You can Install some cabinets on top, or store things above your existing cabinets,
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just make sure you have a step stool handy to reach them when you need them.
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Also, this storage space is best used for equipment not needed often as it is up and
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out of the way.
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9.
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Create a Rack Chandelier
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When it comes to your cooking equipment, your
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pots and pans take up the most space.
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Instead of hanging them on your precious walls, or taking up space in your cupboard
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make some space up in the air..
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The concept is similar to a chandelier.
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Set it above the dining table, and built a ring around the lights with some hooks.
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Alternate the pot colors and see how they turn into unique decorations.
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Measure the height and make sure your guests’ head will not bump the pots.
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Keep in mind that this trick is not suitable for catering properties.
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8.
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Build yourself some open shelves out of Copper.
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Don’t let your limited cooking corner stops you from being fancy.
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If your kitchen is surrounded by windows on both sides, then this idea might work well
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for you.
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Built two stories of open shelves, using copper pipe.
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Add one bar on the bottom to hang mugs and cups.
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Later on, this shelf will be attached to the counter tops.
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When calculating the size, don’t forget to match your height to the design.
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The first level should be within arm’s reach.
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The items on the second bar should be within reach without having to get on your tippy
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toes.
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7.
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Apply a Monochromatic Look
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Black can hide stains… and white has the
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power to brighten the atmosphere.
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What about the combination of both?
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You could go for what is called a monochromatic style.
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If you know how to plan out the tones, it will be a magnificent setting.
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Put black on the cooking area, so any stains can wait a while before cleaning time.
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Then use white for the preparation station, allowing you to cut cleanly.
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Adding in a checkered back splash and floor are also good complements for this combination.
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6.
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Hang some Oversize Arts
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If you arrange things effectively, there might
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be a case when you have an empty wall.
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Instead of letting it remain bare, Hang a piece of oversized art.
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It expands the visitors’ view, and as a result, you have what looks like a spacious
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kitchen, as well as chic focal point in the room.
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Keep in mind the effect will stand out only when you have a single color on the walls,
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floor an cabinets.
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5.
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Organize your Spices!
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If you take cooking seriously, then you undoubtedly
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have a lot of spices in stock.
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Even if you’re not so fond of cooking, you still need clear jars to store your oatmeal
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and snacks.
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The original packages have different sizes and shapes…
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so to make things prettier,
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add decorative stickers, labeling each one of their names.
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Utilize the jars on the counter top, close to your reach.
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It’s even better if you have mounted wall shelves.
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4.
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Use Molding to pull it all together.
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How can you tell when a space is nice and large?
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One way to measure it is by looking for useable hanging space.
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For example, the embossed surface from the molding and drawer pull.
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This concept could be adapted to your kitchen.
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Add at least two inches of molding to your counter top edges.
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For the drawers, pick the pulls that are easy to grip, easy to clean, and have a simple
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yet stylish design.
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3.
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Light up your Shelves
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If it is not possible to use an entire wall
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for a display, find another way to spice up your kitchen.
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Ceiling shelves might just be your savior.
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The first option is to paint the inside with a bright color, more vivid than the outer
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frame.
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During the day, seeing your cutlery, plates and bowls stored inside a colored box will
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be like looking at a piece of art.
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However, This sight will fade during the night….
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which is a good reason to install some small
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lighting in your ceiling to illuminate your shelves.
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2.
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Split the Tone!
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There are reasons why your eyes cannot be
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used to accurately measure.
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An instant example is when you see a bright top paried with a dark bottom.
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The eyes will automatically decide if it is proportional.
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That is what happens when you apply a similar trick to your kitchen.
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The small space will look bigger than its real size.
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The white top spreads from the counter top to the shelves.
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The Bottom shelves then adopt a dark color to give total contrast.
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And last, 1.
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Mirror Back Splash
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Nothing makes a room look larger better than a mirror….
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It reflects whatever placed in front of it, allowing your eyes catch a glimpse
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of an extended room.
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Since installing mirrors for each cabinet can be too pricey, pick specific a spot for installation.
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The Back splash would be the most appropriate space.
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In addition, a mirror back splash also yells out elegance and contemporary style.
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