Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

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Is your kitchen space feeling a little cramped? Wish there was just a bit more space to move around? No matter what size your kitchen is, chances are you wish it was a little bigger (or at least looked a bit bigger).

Luckily, you don’t have to spend thousands on a remodel to create the illusion of a roomier kitchen. These ways to make a small kitchen look bigger are the only tricks you need to know.


Kitchen Colour Ideas for Small Kitchens

A simple way to give an impression of space is with a smart colour scheme. Light colours are best for making a room appear bigger and brighter as they reflect light. Dark colours, on the other hand, tend to absorb it.

Try pairing soft tones together such as whites, creams and light blues, and avoid harsh contrasting colours.

Light is key for opening up space, so remove any curtains from nearby windows and consider installing additional lights under cabinets and benchtops.


Backsplash ideas for small kitchens: Why not try a mirror splashback to add reflective light? Use a tinted glass if you prefer something a tad subtler.


Decluttering Ideas for Small Kitchens

It’s no surprise excessive clutter will shrink up the available space in your kitchen. A neatly organised room – with everything put away where it should be – will open up the area nicely.

Keep décor simple, and put away any clunky appliances. Clean lines and minimal clutter on benches and the floor area will work wonders for a confined kitchen.


Cabinet Ideas for Small Kitchens

Cabinets take up a considerable amount of space in the kitchen, so it’s essential to choose the size and style wisely. You don’t need to stick with the cabinets the kitchen came with. Custom-made cabinets are the best way to achieve maximum functionality without compromising on space.

Opt for slimmer or more shallow cabinets to free up some room. Alternatively, you can also try replacing the cabinet doors with glass or even removing them altogether.


A&T Cabinet Makers in Brisbane creates beautiful tailor-made cabinets to suit your style, space and budget. Get in touch today to receive a free quote.

4 Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Features

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There’s no better feeling than getting beautiful new custom kitchen cabinets – especially when they make your cooking and cleaning that much easier!
When it comes to designing a new kitchen, there are a few must-have kitchen cabinet features that can increase the functionality of the heart of your home.
Whether you’re updating your kitchen cabinets or doing an entire kitchen overhaul, consider these 4 features for your new custom kitchen cabinets.

1. Pull-Out Rubbish Bins

Let’s face it: rubbish bins aren’t exactly a stylish statement. A rubbish bin pull-out drawer allows you to enjoy your stunning new kitchen without seeing (or smelling!) your bins.
You can opt for one bin unit or a deeper double unit to keep both your rubbish and recycling bins strategically hidden.

2. Soft-Close Drawers and Cupboards

Love cooking, but don’t love the sound of your drawers and cupboards banging and clanging during meal prep? Soft-close drawers and cupboards are the perfect solution for smooth and silent drawer and door closing.
Say goodbye to taps and bangs and hello to a quiet kitchen. Once you’ve experienced soft-close drawers and cupboards, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

3. Vertical Dividers

If you love an organised kitchen (and who doesn’t?), vertical dividers are an absolute must-have practical addition to your custom kitchen cabinets.
Vertical dividers are great for keeping narrow kitchen items in their correct place, such as cutting boards, cooling racks, and oven trays. They’re also perfect for keeping your pantry organised and tidy.

4. Pull-Out Shelves

For the ultimate in organisation and storage in the kitchen, you can’t go past pull-out shelves. Forget digging deep into cabinets and pantries; pull-out shelves make it easier than ever to find and access what you need.

Pull-out shelves glide in and out of your cabinet or pantry, allowing you to rummage through Tupperware, spices, and more with ease, keeping everything within your reach.

A & T Cabinet Makers have been creating beautiful custom kitchen cabinets in Brisbane and beyond for nearly 40 years. Whatever your favourite features, we can help bring your dream kitchen to life with our vast experience and professional craftsmanship.

Browse our kitchen gallery for inspiration or get in touch today.

Home Office Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

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It doesn’t take long for clutter to take over in the home office. And if you don’t have much room to begin with, this can quickly result in quite the chaotic workspace.
Luckily, simple storage solutions can resolve disorder efficiently. Help put the order back in your house with these home office storage ideas for small spaces. Read More

Declutter Your Home

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Declutter your home with cabinets

Do you have more stuff than space? Whether you’re struggling to fit your car in the garage or your spare room has become a dumping ground for stuff, decluttering your home can help improve your organisation and clear your mind. Read More