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Update A Small Kitchen


Here are some ways you can make your space brighter and update a small kitchen.

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing healthy meals for my family, prepping snacks for the kids, and even just hanging out. Many of the apartments I’ve lived in had a small kitchen with enough room for only one person at a time. In a household with a busy lifestyle that just doesn’t work. Here is a list of the best tips on how you can update a small kitchen so that it functions well and feels great.

Tips for a Small Kitchen

Make It Brighter
Some of the places I’ve lived had no window in the kitchen and a cheap light hiding behind thick yellow plastic. Sounds familiar? The visual effect of a workspace greatly affects how we feel, so it is important to make sure your space feels great. Here are some ways you can make your space brighter and update a small kitchen like yours.

Add Track Lighting
There are many affordable options for adding small strips of lights under your cabinets. If there is no room for light strips, consider puck lights or light ropes that will fit any space.

Paint The Cabinets
A lighter color is usually the better, but if you have an idea for a bold scheme, do it. Your kitchen is a great place to try a fun and quirky design.

Hang Up Some Art
I have a framed photo of a lighthouse with a distant sailboat in the place where my kitchen window should be. That depth gives a feeling of open space in the most cramped corner of my house. Otherwise, think fun and uplifting.

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