Homes with an open layout do an excellent job of making each room feel spacious. This is a great feature to have when your family likes to spend a lot of time in the shared living areas. But, you may have a closed floor plan with a kitchen that can feel somewhat claustrophobic at times.
If you want to make the kitchen feel more open without changing the layout of the home, you should consider hiring a kitchen remodeling service to work on several projects that will make a difference.
An excellent place to start is with the windows in the kitchen. Your kitchen may only have the bare minimum requirement for window count and size, which means you may not get much lighting in the space. This may be especially true if your kitchen windows are not exposed to any direct sunlight.
By installing new windows and expanding existing ones, you can make the kitchen feel more open. If you decide to add new windows, you should choose areas that receive ample natural lighting. This will also give you a better view of the outside, which can make it feel spacious to spend time in the kitchen.
When you look at all the cabinets in your kitchen, you may find that they all have standard doors. This means that you will need to open a door before you are able to see inside. An easy way to add openness to your kitchen is by replacing some cabinet doors with glass cabinet doors. This will make the kitchen feel less closed off and the natural light from the windows will shine light into the cabinets.
If you do not want to keep your existing cabinet setup, you should not hesitate to make the switch to an open shelving setup in which cabinets do not take up a lot of space. While open shelving means that you will want to keep your stored items clean and organized, you will make a noticeable difference in your kitchen's openness by eliminating such a bulky feature.
This is not something that you have to do with all the kitchen cabinets. You can take some of the areas that you feel are the most closed off and remove these cabinets to maximize impact.
Taking a closed kitchen and making it feel open is not the easiest task. Fortunately, you can invest in some or all these ideas if you want to make a substantial impact on how your kitchen looks and feels.