The worst personality a kitchen can have is one described with a cramped, dark, and cluttered atmosphere. But if you have a small kitchen, you can still have a cozy feeling space without expanding or spending a lot of money. A small kitchen remodel is possible with a small budget, with these tips in mind.
One of the first steps to making your kitchen bigger is to remove elements, not add them. This could be as simple as storing bulkier and seasonal kitchen items in a cabinet or closet outside of the kitchen, freeing up space for daily use items and reducing clutter.
If your budget also includes upgrading appliances, look for appliances that are in scale with your kitchen’s space. For really tiny kitchens, downgrading to a smaller refrigerator or “pint-sized” stove and range can allow you to add more countertop space or cabinets. If more space is especially your priority for your kitchen renovation, consider these options.
2. Repaint in Light Colors
Light walls allow light to bounce around your kitchen, making it seem brighter and bigger. Repainting the walls in your kitchen is an easy way to give it a makeover without spending a lot of money. White and off-white color schemes are popular in current kitchen design trends, allowing you to add whatever accent colors you would like in the form of woods, appliances, or other items.
3. Add Cabinet Space
Getting custom cabinets can be worth the cost, especially with companies like Bradco Kitchens and Baths, which provides custom cabinets at an affordable price. Installing the right, custom-fit cabinets help make your smaller kitchen expand in space, which can give your kitchen a bigger, more organized look. To match light-colored walls, lean towards choosing light colored woods to give a spacious feel.
For other small wall spaces, add minimal open shelving to also increase storage space. You can save even more shelving and cabinet space by hanging pots and pans on walls, integrating your cookware with design.
4. Use Trays and Baskets
If you want to reorganize small but cluttering items, like teas or spices, use trays. Trays and baskets can add warmth to the kitchen, while also keeping items arranged neatly on a countertop and save counter space. The different tones of wicker baskets or trays can add great, darker accents to the bright kitchen, drawing in great design.
5. Make the Small Things Count
Subtle changes to your kitchen will give your kitchen a new look in a very short amount of time. For example, upgrading the faucet, changing the shade or curtain of the kitchen window with a bright color, adding an accent rug, or changing cabinet hardware are all simple ways of making your small kitchen look newer and brighter.Those small changes add up, creating a completely different atmosphere and look without spending a lot.
Remodeling your small kitchen can be quick, easy, and cost effective. To get started on recreating your kitchen, contact us for help and advice.