Remodeling A Small Kitchen
If you have a small home, remodeling any of your rooms can seem like quite a chore. When you’re limited on space, your options can easily feel fleeting at best. That goes for kitchens in particular given how much of the area has to be taken up by the likes of counters and appliances. However, there are a number of simple kitchen remodeling tips that you can turn to in order to make the most of the situation. Just try the following:
1 – Use Open Storage Spaces
If you have a kitchen that’s lined with cabinets along the walls and floor, the entire room will feel a bit cramped by default. One of the easiest ways to open up the entire space is to take the doors off of the cabinets on the walls.
With open storage, you’ll immediately have the illusion of more room to work with. Best of all, everything you need will be right in plain sight. If aren’t keen on exposing your cookware and dishes to the open air however, you can consider installing transparent doors or mesh to enjoy the same effect.
2 – Shelving
If you find that your cabinets are too bulky even after removing the doors, you can taken them down and use “floating” shelves instead. You might also have room to add shelves to hang your pots and pans over your oven. Shelves can be customized more freely than cabinets, allowing for different configurations and sizes with relative ease.
3 – Use A Portable Island
Many smaller kitchens lack island-style countertop space merely by necessity. However, a bit of resourcefulness will allow you to enjoy the prep space without too much of a space commitment.
Look into purchasing a kitchen cart or any rolling shelf unit that comes up where you need it. This will give you some additional storage space, as well as an extra bit of area to prepare and serve your meals. When you’re done, you can easily roll your cart into another room if need be.
Of course, there are plenty of other small kitchen remodeling tips that may prove useful. You can always consider opting for smaller appliances (such as blenders and microwaves) if possible, and even consider moving your fridge or freezer to another room entirely. Try your best to remain flexible and open-minded. The rest will fall into place from there.
4 – Extra Storage Space
Sometimes it it hard to make much more room in a small space. In this case, going upwards can be the answer. Purchase a free standing Pantry which will hold a lot of items. And inside of this you can put can racks, and other organizers to really organize and keep things decluttered.