If you have a small kitchen then you know how easily it can look cluttered and disorganized. Kitchen remodeling can help you maximize a small amount of space, create the illusions of more area, and help you create a place that's not only organized but highly functional as well. Here are some of the easiest ways to conserve space in your favorite room.
1. Knock down walls
For big remodeling jobs, knocking down walls is a great way to open up your cooking space and create a more harmonious flow throughout the home. This is a task not suitable for beginners, so it's best to consult with a professional kitchen remodeling company to ensure you don't end up knocking the entire house over with any walls.
2. Create a more efficient layout
In order to conserve the most space possible, as well as keep your kitchen highly functioning, it's important to choose the proper positions appliances and storage space.
Any remodeling expert will tell you that there is a golden triangle rule: the three appliances you use the most in the kitchen should be located in an easy to access triangle. So, if you're a baker, it only makes sense that the oven should be near the fridge should be near easily accessible baking pan storage. Carefully consider your cooking methods to help you not only conserve space but create a more functional design.
3. Maximize storage space
This may be easier said than done, but a small investment in some quality cabinets and shelving for your remodeling can help you create more space. The easiest and most effective types of space-saving cabinetry are rollout drawers and shelves. These allow you to create deep storage spaces that are easy to access. You also won't have to worry about loose hinges keeping cabinet doors permanently half open or finding a stepstool to get the Christmas platter that is shoved in the very back of a high shelf.
4. Bring in the light
Natural and artificial light can help you open up the space. Large windows that face the sun will give the illusion of a larger space, as well as enhances the mood of the room. Indoor lighting is also important, so be sure to install some overhead as well as under the counter lighting.
The color palette you choose for your remodeling scheme can also be helpful in maximizing the appearance of space. Light colors such as white, cream, yellow, and pastels will open up the kitchen. Stay away from too many dark colors or a large dark countertop as this will only appear more cluttered and closed in.
5. Build and island
For very small kitchens, this may not be possible, but if there is available space, building an island can provide much needed storage. Kitchen islands provide you with valuable food preparation space, lower and upper storage capabilities, as well as an informal dining area.