Learn how to maximize the potential of your space in your small kitchen
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t love your small kitchen. After all, a small kitchen still needs to do all the things a big kitchen does but with less space. This may seem limiting at first, but a small kitchen can be just as functional and fun as any large space. Kitchens, regardless of size, can give you the opportunity to create and explore limitless storage and design options.
Don’t believe us? Just consider the following ideas.
1. Open it up. There are few other rooms with the amount of built-in items as a kitchen. There are appliances, counters and cabinets, all vying for the same small space. While you probably can’t forgo most of these things, you don’t have to play by the expected rules. One great way to make a small kitchen seem bigger is to replace your existing cabinets with different forms of shelving. Sure, open shelving requires a bit more organization, but it can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of the space.
2. Maximize what’s there. Many people with small kitchens complain about the lack of storage space. While there’s probably no place to add more storage, it’s easy to make the most of the storage you have. Too many standard cabinets are inefficient. If you buy space-saving variations, however, you can effectively double your storage. This can include rolling inserts for lower cabinets and specialized tiers for upper cabinets.
3. Match it up. To make your small space look bigger, think carefully about your design scheme. Using monochromatic colors can add depth to your kitchen, making it appear roomier. You can do this by blending the cabinets, wall color and backsplash neutral hues. If this seems a little boring, you can mix it up by creating a focal point on one wall using paint or tile.
4. Go big. One of the best things about a small kitchen is that you can afford to do bigger things. If you don’t have as many square feet to remodel, the price tag of any work is smaller. Therefore, feel free to splurge on a few high-end items. Maybe upgrade to the expensive tile. Buy newer appliances. Spring for the decadent countertop. A small space can be big on style if you know how to spend your money well.
These ideas are just the start. If you’re looking to make the most of your small kitchen, let us help. We can help you figure out what to do with your small kitchen with an affordable remodeling solution. Here at I.D.S. Specialty Building Products, we believe in big ideas for every room.