If your kitchen feels rather dark, you may want to consider adding more natural light. Natural light can come from overhead skylights or from your adjacent rooms that are open to your kitchen. Having more light can help you prepare food easier and entertain your guests. Here are some ways to bring more light to a dark kitchen.
Add Some More Windows To Your Dark Kitchen
Is the only light coming into your kitchen from a small window above your sink? Install a pair of double-hung windows or square windows. Hire a professional to install new windows in your kitchen so you’re not left to do it by yourself.
You can also remove a cabinet to expand or add a window. Kitchens usually give you plenty of room to utilize when it comes to adding windows.
Replace Solid Doors With Glass Doors or French Doors
Replace your interior doors with French doors or glass doors that can share light and create an open, airy feeling. These doors will make your kitchen feel longer; in addition, French doors are beautiful and feel welcoming.
Find Creative Ways To Bring In More Light
Another way to bring more light into your kitchen is using cabinets with glass doors. Glass cabinetry doors can help bring more light into your kitchen without having to knock out a cabinet for a window. You can also install more lighting or paint one of your kitchen walls a bright color such as lime green or soft yellow.
Make Good Use Of What Your Kitchen Already Has
Don’t want to spend a lot of money on remodeling? Re-paint your kitchen cabinets white or a lighter color. Add lighting fixtures above your counter tops or cooking space that will compliment (not replace) the natural light. Add some ambiance with a lighted back splash or task lighting for counter tops and bars.
Adding more light to your kitchen is easier than you think. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. With these tips, you can turn a gloomy kitchen into a happy one. You may have thought you needed a new kitchen, but what you really needed was to bring more natural light in.
University Painters understands that your kitchen is an important part of your home. Our qualified experts will help you create a beautifully lit kitchen, based on your budget and your style. Paint is a great way to enhance the look of your kitchen and bring more natural light in.