Joanna Gaines’ Easy Trick For Making Your Kitchen Look Bigger

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If you’re a fan of home improvement shows, then you’re likely no stranger to HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper. Chip and Joanna Gaines take the oldest, most decrepit homes in Texas, and turn them into something truly beautiful. The design maven of the show is Joanna, who has a knack for creating farmhouse-chic, personal rooms. Joanna recently published a book called Homebody, in which she highlights some of her design secrets.

If you have a small kitchen, this tip of Joanna’s is definitely for you. To make a smallish kitchen appear bigger, Joanna suggests removing any “non-essentials” from your countertops. This could include items like spices, olive oil, and other condiments that you don’t need at that very moment.

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Joanna also recommends storing anything that isn’t completely essential out of sight. This could mean cookbooks, small appliances, and the like. When your countertops are completely empty, it gives the illusion of big, expensive countertops and an overall bigger space. You can choose to leave behind a few tasteful items like stylish salt and pepper shakers or a glass bottle of hand soap.

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Lastly, Joanna suggests using chic cutting boards as trays for items that you do want or need to store on your counters. Placing these items on trays allows your kitchen to look organized and neat with virtually no effort. Now that you know these simple yet great tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a Joanna Gaines-approved kitchen!