While the rules may be different in small space, your small kitchen can function as well as a large one with a little research and ingenuity, so a small kitchen doesn’t always mean have to be small on style. To expand your possibilities, you can incorporate these ideas in your kitchen remodel or current design.
Put It Away
In every possible corner, you can simply add the storage. Small appliances will look like clutter on overcrowded counters even the highest end. With clear counters, kitchen will appear more spacious, so store as much in cupboards as possible. Knife drawers, built-in spice, sliding drawers and another creative storage solutions is should be considered. Drawers that placed at the bottom of your base cabinets are helps you in order to make your kitchen feel spacious, simply ask your contractor for the installation. In the frame of lower cabinets, there is about 4 inches of space, add casters to the bottom of a custom made drawers by cutting out the front facing of the cabinet; this space is ideal for utensils, sandwich bags and aluminum foil.
You have to save on space by looking for smaller appliances. A microwave combination could be used to maximize counter space. The microwave mounts over the stove allowing you to fan the flames and warm up food when stove top cooking in one point. Increase the counter space by purchasing a freestanding stove and eliminate a wall oven. Opt for one that is 24” deep instead of a 30” deep refrigerator allowing you for 6 more inches of floor space. Purchase a space saver unit if your kitchen is short on space but washing dishes is not on your chore list, a mere 18” wide instead of the standard 24”. Your small kitchen will be equipped with every convenience of a large one with small scale appliance choices.
It is vital to have ample lighting to brighten the space in a small kitchen, so make your small space in the kitchen appear larger through lighting. Small feeling is tending by dark rooms. Under-cabinet lighting should be utilized well; under-cabinet lighting highlights the back splash and useful for food preparation. Use spot lights installed for overhead lighting; the lighting shines just in front of major areas like the sink and stove. This will brighten the space and provide lighting while cooking and washing dishes. Use a hang pendant fixtures or simply a center light over an island. Pendant lighting not only decorative but it’s also illuminates. Inquire about adding a skylight if you are doing a structural remodel. Show off stemware and chine by add lighting in cabinets with glass fronts.
Open It Up
Instead of upper cabinets, hang open shelving should have taken into consideration. Use open shelving instead of upper cabinets for an open feeling. An extreme amount of organization and neatness is required by this, but the walls will be more open without enclosed cabinetry.