Have a small kitchen?
Here are some design tips for a small kitchen remodel:
A small kitchen spaces deter homeowners from remodeling simply because it seems unchangeable. So they live their daily lives with an eye sore that only adds stress and takes away from time with their families.
What most homeowners don’t realize is just how many different design and layout options there are for small kitchens. Making changes to these small spaces can have an even larger impact than a large kitchen renovation may have on a space.
Focus first on function
The primary thing small kitchen homeowners have to take note of is your kitchen won’t be the “jack of all trades”. What we mean by this is that you won’t be able to have a large prep area all while having the highest grade, large scale appliances and an entertainment area.
Homeowners with small kitchens have to prioritize function. You must take a step back and ask yourself-what are my needs? And what are my wants? Prioritize your needs, such as a larger work area or specific appliances, and then implement your wants, like an entertainment area.
Your process will be flipped if you plan on using your small kitchen space for entertaining guests (not cooking).
Consider a different layout
Instead of purchasing large, bulky appliances, save space by using scaled-down or innovative appliances. In todays’ modern age, so many options like refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves that can utilize the space in your small kitchen.
What most homeowners don’t realize is how great of an impact changing the layout of a kitchen space can have. Overhead cabinets in a kitchen can feel extremely claustrophobic and can make small spaces even smaller! By trading the top cupboards for open shelving you open up not only your kitchen, which makes it appear larger, but you also open up a lot more space for storage!
Certain details and selections can make your space seem bigger
One of the easiest ways to expand your kitchen is by incorporating specific details and materials. Because your small kitchen is likely not very architecturally detailed, it’s up to you to add the style compelling countertop surfaces, fixtures, lighting, etc to spice up the space.
Utilizing a small kitchen space can be difficult. Let the team of expert designers and craftsmen at Kitchen and Bath 4U help you utilize your space!