L shaped kitchen is commonly a kitchen that has two walls to fit the area. You can make the kitchen looks bigger by envisioning the way to use the central floor space in one or more rooms. You also should design new area for the countertop and appliances space. Have more cabinets as storage space installed outside the kitchen but in a nearby area. However, make sure that the kitchen will work perfectly for cooking and preparing the foods.
Find the Extra Space
To maximize the space in the L shaped kitchen, you need to find extra space to use. Extend the space for counter along one wall. If there is a possibility, take two feet of an adjoining room’s floor space. You can use the space for the broom closet, underneath the staircase or the back porch. Also build a kitchen island in the center of the kitchen if you have sufficient space for walking on the perimeter walls.
Optimized Cabinets for Storage
In the limited space, you can install kitchen cabinets in floor-to-ceiling height on one wall of the kitchen. To make it, you might need to do with the counter space. Make the counter space on the kitchen island as an area to prepare the foods. Apply deep cabinets that will provide more space for storing the foods.
For the kitchen island, you can choose the one with pans and pots holders underneath it. If the room is available, make the island into 3×5 feet dimension. Also have some deep drawers that will be functional to place pots, skillets, and also bakeware. Fold down counter tops also can be a great idea to apply to create more space. Use metal hinges for the sections.
Bring More Lights to the Kitchen
More lights will create a bigger sense inside the small L shaped kitchen. Refinish the cabinets in lighter color with some cabinets left in wood varnish to create contrast look. Paint the island in the same color too. Install some new lighting fixtures to bring new atmosphere. You can choose track lighting or recessed lighting in the kitchen. Keep the lighting on understated side to prevent it overwhelm the small space. Also add lighting fixture to focus on the kitchen island.
Redo the Flooring System
Create new and clean atmosphere by redo the flooring system. To make bigger look, you can apply white vinyl flooring with a little color accent. Line the cabinets under the sink with leftover vinyl so the area will be easier to clean. Besides, also line the old shelves or drawers of the cabinets with vinyl.