Remodeling Your Small Kitchen
Remodeling a small kitchen can be a challenge, but if you know your options, you can get some very beautiful results. In fact, a smaller kitchen can often look incredible at a fraction of the price that something larger would cost, which is a big benefit. Look through the following small kitchen remodeling ideas and see which ones will work best for you. When you have something in mind, get in touch with us to start this exciting process.
Shrink Your Appliances
One of the best ways to add some extra space to any kitchen is to shrink down your appliances. Most people almost never use more than just two burners on their stove, for example, so why have a four (or more) burner model? Smaller refrigerators and freezers can also free up a lot of space. Of course, you’ll have to evaluate whether this is practical for you, but in many cases you can open up a room nicely by cutting down on the amount of space your appliances take up.
Open Shelves or Glass Door Cupboards
Cabinets often take up a lot of space, and the ones that are at or above eye level can leave you feel boxed in and claustrophobic. To prevent this problem, consider using kitchen shelving rather than cupboards. This open design will make the area look much bigger and keep you feeling great. If you don’t like the completely open look, consider having glass front cabinets installed. This will give you the same basic advantages while still allowing to close the cupboards to keep your dishes safe.
Make Sure Your Lighting is Right
The lighting in your kitchen is important no matter its size, but it is absolutely critical for smaller kitchen designs. Having a well-lit kitchen will give it a nice open feel that can be surprisingly effective. There are many different lighting options that you can choose from, each that will add its own unique beauty and style to your kitchen. Of course, part of your lighting should be from the windows that let in natural sunlight.
The Right Flooring is Key
Having the right flooring is another key aspect of remodeling a small kitchen. Using flooring designs that have stripes or other similar options will make the whole room seem larger. This is a type of optical illusion, but it is very effective in any kitchen environment. By making your eyes seem to stretch out the room, you won’t feel like you have a small kitchen any longer.
Get the Help You Need
If you live in or around the Long Island area, our team of design and remodeling professionals is here to help you every step of the way. We work on kitchens of all sizes and would be happy to sit down with you and go over all your options. We even offer free estimates on how much it will cost to have your kitchen renovation completed by our professionals. To learn more or to get questions answered, please give us a call.