Hollie Gyarmati from CARLISLE wide plank floors asks Jennifer Morris to share 3 secrets to maximize space in a small kitchen

3 Secrets to Maximize Space
in a Small Kitchen
Featuring Optimistic Stone from the Urban Collection

It’s a challenge for anyone looking to conquer tight quarters in the busiest room of their home: making a small kitchen look and feel bigger. We went straight to Brooklyn-based designer Jennifer Morris of JMorris Design to see how she mastered this skill in her beautiful redesign of a Brownstone kitchen. Follow these three strategies to make the most of your space:

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Organize your tall cabinets and appliances in one location.
This makes the other areas feel more open and airy.

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Swap open shelves for cabinets.
Hiding stacks of dishes away behind doors keeps a clean and simple look.

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Raise the upper cabinets and backsplash.
Moving a little higher than the standard 18 inches adds the illusion
of a taller ceiling and creates some extra room to work below.

Jennifer used a wide plank white oak floor by Carlisle to give lots of warmth and character to her clean design. The client was looking for a warm neutral palette and Optimistic Stone from our Urban Collection was the perfect choice. One of our most popular floors, it brought depth, color and personality into the space.

Get the Look

Our Urban Collection is perfect for unique open floorplans and loft living because of it’s interesting grain. Get sample of Jennifer’s pick:

Be Inspired

Jennifer allows our wide planks to add personality in this contemporary interpretation of traditional Brownstone design. See other custom floors here:

“I brought the Optimistic Stone in to give lots of
warmth and character to this clean design.”
Jennifer Jean Morris, Interior Designer

JMorris Design is located in Brooklyn, New York.
See her complete portfolio and learn more about JMorris Design here: