Multi-Purpose Wherever Possible
Utilizing every nook and cranny is so important in a small kitchen renovation. When you renovate a small kitchen it is important to make space where there isn’t any. Seem impossible? This can be achieved in several ways. Adding cupboards up to the ceiling leaves you room to utilize the space under them. Consider an in wall stove instead of one that utilizes valuable floor space. This one small renovation adds a lot of extra space that can be utilized for storage which is always a shortage of in small kitchen spaces.
Select Smaller Versions of Home Appliances
This one simple concept can save you a bundle of space. Choosing a slimmer refrigerator and a compact dishwasher can save a tone of space. Make it so that your cupboards all have sliding shelves so that you can use all of the space in them. Another item that you can choose a smaller version of is the sink. Choose sink that is smaller in length and width but deeper so that you are still able to adequately use the sink. If you have dishes and appliances that are not used that often install a lazy susan on both the top and bottom shelves. This takes valuable corner space that is usually wasted and utilizes it for storage. Lazy susan’s can have multiple shelves and therefore can hold a lot of kitchen necessity’s out of the way.
Add Natural and Artificial Light
More light naturally brightens a space. If there is a small window in the kitchen already consider making it larger. If that is not possible use the existing space and add a bay window or a larger window sill. Consider adding recessed lighting and lights under cabinetry. For smaller kitchen areas it is important that the lighting does not invade the livable space.
It can be a bit more complex to remodel a smaller kitchen. It is important that every detail is planned and accounted for. Keep the space uncluttered and utilize even the smallest of spaces in big ways.