Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

When you have a small kitchen, you need to make every inch count. Small kitchen remodeling projects must make admirable use of limited space.

Condos in major cities may have small kitchens. What to do? Kitchen cabinets can be fitted around refrigerators and go all the way up to the ceiling. This design uses the room’s limited wall space to its advantage. A number of design techniques can also make the kitchen seem larger. Using light color for the walls, floor, and cabinets creates a sense of space. The room should also make the most of natural light and benefits from some well-placed ceiling lights. Although there may not be room for a table and chairs, guests can visit with the cook from chairs placed on the other side of a peninsula or bar. This has the added benefit of keeping too many cooks out of the kitchen!

Older homes often have small kitchens. When you remodel a small kitchen in an older home, ensure you preserve the room’s vintage character. Again, use windows to maximize natural light. White cabinets and a light floor help to make the room feel larger. However, dark countertops can keep a room from looking blindingly white and give it a more up-to-date appearance. Is it a table or is it an island? In a small space, it can conveniently be both!

Galley kitchens have their own challenges but can still feel bigger. Use counters of different length. While one counter takes advantage of long walls, the other is shorter, giving users more room to maneuver and creating a sense of extra space. Despite the limits of a galley kitchen, a good design can squeeze in two sinks, something any two-cook household would love. Although there’s generally no room for a table and chairs, the design does allow for chairs at the counter and a comfy settee where guests will love to rest. As usual, abundant natural light, light wall color, and white cabinets all help to make a small kitchen feel larger.

What advice can you offer to a homeowner planning to remodel their small kitchen?

Joaquin Erazo, Jr. is with Case Handyman and Remodeling. Find a localkitchen remodeling company near you!

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