If you have a smaller kitchen that you are unhappy with, there are some ways that you can remodel your kitchen to help you utilize the space that you have available. By making certain design decisions, you may find that your small kitchen doesn’t feel as small anymore. Straight Up Remodeling is here to share some tips for remodeling a smaller kitchen so that it feels more open and functional.
Maximize Open Storage
When a kitchen is on the smaller side, having upper cabinets can make the space feel more closed in. You can change this by taking out your upper cabinets and replacing them with open shelving that offer a more flexible space. You can also choose other storage options like a pot and pan rack or magnetic knife holder to help get rid of clutter around your kitchen.
What Paint Colors Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger?
Many people think that when they have a small space, they are limited to white or cream paint colors to help the space feel larger. This isn’t the case. You want to choose colors on the lighter end of the spectrum, but you don’t have to use white. You want to choose a color that will allow the lighting in the room to reflect off of its surface, whether that is natural light or artificial lighting.
How Much Light Do You Need in a Small Kitchen?
Something that is often overlooked in any kitchen remodel is the lighting. The lighting you choose for your kitchen can make or break your remodel. You need to have ample lighting to get everything done in the kitchen that you normally would. However, lighting can be a dramatic design tool as well. There are many accent lighting options that can dramatically change the feel of your space.
Do Large Tiles Work in Small Kitchens?
If you have chosen tile for your kitchen floor, you should opt for a larger tile rather than a smaller one. The goal is to have as few grout lines as possible to help the space feel larger. When you have a ton of grout lines, it chops up the space rather than allowing it to have good flow.
Plan a Small Galley Kitchen
One of the best layouts for a small kitchen is a galley style kitchen. This type of kitchen has two strips of countertops side by side. On one side there is a strip of counters that include the stove, dishwasher and the sink. On the other side, you will primarily have a prep space that has cabinets beneath it.
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If you have a smaller kitchen that you are ready to change, you can turn to Straight Up Remodeling to help you transform your kitchen into a space that is more functional for your lifestyle. We will help you design a space that is a beautiful addition to your home. You won’t regret choosing us for your kitchen remodel. Call us today!