Remodeling a kitchen can an exciting and exhilarating experience as the old is replaced with the new. But how can you ensure that your small kitchen remodel project will turn into the kitchen of your dreams?
The thought of remodeling a small kitchen into an efficient, cozy space may leave you feeling overwhelmed. But by following some simple guidelines, your small kitchen remodel can be a successful one.
Four main points to consider when redoing a small kitchen are storage, small appliances, proper lighting, and aesthetics. Let’s break each of these down for some ideas.
When considering storage, think creatively. Storing all of those pots, pans, dishes, and utensils may present a challenge. Consider installing pullout drawers and open shelves beneath cooktops. Additionally, ceiling hooks for pots and pans to hang neatly from a pot rack can eliminate that cluttered look. Installing deeper counters that can accommodate appliances and increase workspace can make a big difference as well.
With lighting being an essential part of the overall design, placing lights in strategic places can totally change the look and feel of a small kitchen. Use under cabinet and/or under the counter lighting to save space and illuminate small areas where overhead lighting cannot reach. This makes those areas now functional and workable. If the kitchen has a window, placing lights above or in front of the window will draw the eye outdoors and give the illusion of endless space.
When selecting appliances, opt for such items as smaller microwaves and other items that will not take up valuable counter space. Consider an electric cooktop that can also double as a countertop when not in use. A smaller dish drawer can take the place of a conventional dishwasher, even using less water, energy, and detergent. If your budget allows it, the Liebherr refrigerator at just 24 inches wide and 78 inches tall, can take the place of a full size model and free up even more space.
Select décor that also gives the illusion of space. Mirrored backsplashes, for example, can accomplish this nicely. For flooring, tiles that are installed with a diagonal pattern can make the kitchen seem larger. Use light colors and bold decorations to create an environment that is open and airy.
A small kitchen remodel can minimize clutter and maximize efficiency with the above tips. Contact us for more innovative ideas and products to make your kitchen renovation project a success.