Just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean that you have to deal with a crowded space. There are clever ways to help make your small kitchen appear bigger and even function like a larger one, without busting down walls. If you are frequently in the kitchen cooking, then you know how it can quickly become cramped in a smaller kitchen. Planning a small kitchen renovation that will give it more functionality and space is definitely possible with these tips.
Switch Out Big Appliances for Smaller-Sized Ones
When you look at any kitchen, you’ll notice that what’s taking up majority of the space are appliances. There’s no rule in the book that says you have to stick with your bulky appliances. There are a variety of smaller models that you can choose that can do the same job. This doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a college dorm refrigerator. Get something mid-sized from your local appliance store.
Increase Cabinet Space
This may seem like it’s taking up space, but imagine how much room you can spare by putting away everything into your newfound cabinet space. You can do this by installing additional shelves and using stackable racks and baskets, so that you can store more in your cabinets.
Make Use of Wall Space
To help clear away some of the clutter in your small kitchen, you can use the space you have on your walls for storage of pots, pans and other cooking supplies. Installing hooks on the walls and even the ceiling will allow you to do just that. Some people install racks on backsplashes and walls. You can even install more cabinets above the ones you have and use that for the things that you don’t use often.
Don’t Use Round Containers
When storing food and items, try to use square or rectangle containers instead of round ones. Storing round containers takes up too much space and they can be hard to group together because of their shape.
Use a Vertical Design
When you run out of space in your cabinets and on your countertops, you can instead use vertical space for the items. You can place shelves on your walls or use kitchen furniture with drawers.
When redesigning your small kitchen, you should keep in mind that you are trying to keep things neat and organized. Clutter can make any room feel and appear smaller than it is. If you can conjure up ways to organize your kitchen, so that you don’t have too many items out, it will offer more space to move about.
For help with renovating your small kitchen, call the experts at CA Green Remodeling today!