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How to Make Your Gallatin Valley Rental Home’s Small Kitchen Look Bigger

Gallatin County Rental Property with a Beautiful KitchenThere’s a reason why the kitchen is called the heart of the home. Many people associate the kitchen with good food, good talks, and quality time. If a rental home’s kitchen is small, cramped, or unattractive, it won’t be beneficial for the landlord as it will probably make it difficult to keep the renters for a long time. Scaling up the square footage is often not possible. Still, Gallatin Valley property owners can learn from design principles and apply them to help make a small kitchen look much bigger and more attractive to renters.

When it comes to making a space look bigger, one of the top approaches is to keep light, coordinating colors. Design experts recommend trying a white on the white color scheme. White naturally reflects light, creating a more spacious presentation. If white isn’t your top pick for your rental home, try painting the walls and ceiling in a neutral shade that matches the floor. The idea is to create color uniformity, making the area look and feel more spacious.

One other eminent design principle is to invest in proper lighting. A dark kitchen will feel tiny and depressing. When taking advantage of your space, consider going beyond a single light on the ceiling. Place additional lighting under, inside, and above cabinets. If the kitchen has windows, drape sheer curtains (or none at all) to use natural light to your advantage.

To boost the impact of lighting even further, consider incorporating shiny surfaces wherever possible. Stainless steel appliances, glass shelving, glossy tile, and other touches can add a sense of depth and space to a small room. Consider replacing the upper cabinet doors with glass doors. Or, for an even more dramatic look, try open shelving, a prevalent choice for many small kitchens because cabinets can make a small space feel full.

Additional points that can make a small space feel congested are big or heavy elements such as large kitchen islands. Preferably, opt for narrow profiles and slim widths in the architecture. Many kitchen islands are now fashioned specifically for limited spaces, maintaining the proper counter space while eliminating the large cabinets underneath.

Creating a sense of spaciousness in a small room can be a challenge, but we at Real Property Management Bozeman are here to help. We have contacts with trusted industry professionals who can help you make your Gallatin County rental home the kind of place that renters will love. Contact us or call us at 406-586-2226 for more information.

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