As a homeowner, a small kitchen can be a challenge. But there are ways to redesign your kitchen that will help you make the most of the space you have. Start by imagining your dream kitchen. Then pick out the features that are the most important to you. Consider how you use your kitchen and how you want to be able to use your kitchen. When you have limited space, the key is to focus on the features you need and want the most.
One way to make a small kitchen seem bigger is through décor. Using light colors for walls and cabinets is a good place to start. Light colors blur the lines in a room and make three dimensional objects blend into the walls, making the room appear more spacious. Mirrors work wonders. Try a mirrored backsplash to give the appearance of more space. Install extra light fixtures throughout the room to brighten the space. Have lights put in under the cabinets over your countertops to light your workspace. One bold focal point for the room will also make it appear larger. Install an elaborate backsplash behind your stovetop with an ornate ventilation hood. This will be the first thing guests will notice in your kitchen.
When it comes to saving actual inches of space in a small kitchen, another thing to consider is the furniture. If you have a kitchen table, consider chairs without arms or benches to provide more seating without taking up as much space. A table can be built into a corner like a booth for more seating space in a small area.
The biggest visual part of a kitchen is the cabinets. If you need more cabinet space, consider building upward. Cabinets can be built all the way to the ceiling if need be. The upper cabinets can be used for things you don’t need access to as often. Consider doors with glass windows for the top cabinets and put items that are for display only. Another cabinet idea is a narrow spice rack drawer that pulls out from under your countertop. It makes it easier to access all of your spices without taking up as much room. Try open shelving in place of cabinets for part of your kitchen. The openness of the shelves is a good contrast to the bulkiness of cabinets.
You may think that your kitchen is too small for an island, when in fact a kitchen island could save you a lot of space. An island with seating can actually replace your kitchen table. An island can provide extra cabinet and counter space. Kitchen islands can be installed with stovetops and sinks. They can house appliances like dishwashers, microwaves, mini-fridges, and wine coolers.
If you have dreams of a bigger kitchen, Distinctive Designs can help make those dreams a reality. Distinctive Designs creates custom kitchens and semi-custom cabinets in the Greensboro area. We will work within your budget to design and remodel your kitchen to your specifications. The kitchen of your dreams can be yours!