Not everyone is endowed with a big ol’ kitchen, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t make use of a remodeler to make your kitchen more effective and attractive. There are many things that you can do to improve the functionality and the appearance of your little kitchen. With the help of a licensed contractor, you’ll be able to do transform your small kitchen into something spectacular.
Buy New Appliances
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your small kitchen is by purchasing new appliances and fixtures for it. For instance you can go with all stainless steel, giving your kitchen a modern feel. You can also look into buying a flat top stove, being that it is more attractive than traditional electric and gas stoves. When buying appliances for your kitchen, be sure that they are Energy Star compliant. Some of the other appliances that you can purchase include built-in ovens and microwaves, countertop fridge or a wine refrigerator. Having storage space added for smaller appliances will help to make your kitchen feel less cluttered.
Add More Counter Space
You can never have too much counter space in your kitchen. To make up for having a smaller kitchen, you can have more counters installed to give you more space to prepare and cook food. This will come in handy when throwing a party or hosting a big dinner. There are a variety of materials that you can choose from for your countertops, including granite, wood and laminate. Granite is going to cost you a pretty penny, while laminate is more on the affordable side. Having granite counters will come in handy if you cook often and like to make things from scratch using dough. Some homeowners choose to go with more than one countertop type to make their kitchen more functional.
You Can’t go Wrong with Additional Storage
A small kitchen usually doesn’t have sufficient storage space, which is why it’s a good idea to look into having storage space implemented into your kitchen. You can do this by installing as many cabinets as wall space allows. You should look into having deep cabinets installed, so that you can fit more things into it. Where you place your cabinets is also important. For instance, food should be stored in cabinets near the stove and dishes should be near the dishwasher.
Another option is to have a roll-out pantry installed. This is an option for kitchens that don’t have enough space for a traditional pantry. These usually are about 18 inches wide and 5.5 feet tall. If you already have a closet in or near your kitchen, you can consider having this converted into a pantry.
Lighting and Water Fixtures
Having good lighting isn’t hard to come by these days. You’ll find plenty of gorgeous lighting fixtures that will offer your small kitchen plenty of light. A well-lit kitchen looks bigger and feels more comfortable. Your sink should also be one that is large enough to fit your pots and pans. A double sink can be used to make washing dishes a lot easier.