Typically, you would find in most books and magazines tips, advice and stories of large kitchen remodeling. Rarely would you find one that talks about small kitchen remodel. While it is true that you have certain freedoms with larger kitchen spaces it doesn’t mean that there is nothing much to do with your small kitchen space.
What are the things that we have to consider when we are remodeling a small kitchen space? Here are some tips that may be useful to you in rearranging or renovating your small kitchen area:
1. Use common layouts for small kitchen spaces
For kitchens which are usually longer than wider in space or even if the space is square-shaped, there is still something you can do to remodel or change the layout of your kitchen space.
Your layout options would be one-wall, galley/corridor, U-shaped, and L-shaped. Although a kitchen island is the latest trend, you cannot have one with such a small space. It is not just appropriate and it will only make your kitchen area look even smaller.
2. Check out your big appliances
Are you sure you want big appliances? Some appliances eat up a lot of space and with such limited space you would want to maximize everything. You cannot do that if you will not clean up and trade those chunky appliances wit something smaller and yet with the same functionality.
3. Identify your priorities
Make sure that you know what you want as against what you really need. Yes sometimes it is nice to have some things that will really beautify your kitchen but it is something that you really need? With limited options, you have to know how to set your priorities.
4. Make use of old cabinetry
When you remodel your kitchen, you don’t have to spend so much. Think of old and unused cabinets that you can re-use for storage. You just need some cleaning and repainting and there you have like a brand new cabinet.
5. Bigger and lighter
Use larger tiles for the flooring because this will create a bigger space look. Couple this with the application of lighter colors around when you have your small kitchen remodel in your own house. Lighter colors radiate more brightness giving that bigger space effect.
In small kitchen remodels, one great benefit is that you can do it yourself. It is manageable and of course less expensive. Most oftentimes you just have to sort things out and throw things that are clearly of no use at all.
Trading is also an option for appliances that are nice to have but not appropriate anymore for small kitchen spaces. Whatever it is that you will do when you have decided to remodel your small kitchen, just remember all the tips that are mentioned above for a better looking and more functional kitchen.