The kitchen is the hub of the home, it’s the place to gather, cook, eat, laugh, do homework, and so much more. When space is limited, it takes smart planning to create a multifunctional and aesthetically appealing kitchen. Below are 6 insightful tips to help you make the most out of the space you have in your small kitchen.
Just because you have a smaller kitchen doesn’t mean you have to compromise on modern kitchen comforts. Pint-sized appliances take up less space and stand ready to take on the tasks of regular sized appliances.
By incorporating clever, space-maximizing storage solutions in your small kitchen you will be able to utilized any and all open space. Consider corner drawers, pullout trash bins, drawer organizers, and so much more. A slim pullout pantry can be tucked into the tightest space. You can find more cabinet storage ideas here.
Wall Mount Storage
If you have some open wall space don’t just fill it with a calendar or a clock. Make the most of your space by mounting racks or hooks on the wall to hold your kitchen accessories or pots and pans. This is also a wonderful way to eliminate clutter on your countertops.
Stretch Cabinets to the Ceiling
Even if you can’t easily access what’s in the top cabinets, storage is always needed in a small kitchen. Having ceiling-height cabinets also helps visually expand the space and draw the eye upwards.
This is a smart storage solution that reduces visual weight, it delivers an open and bulk-free look that makes kitchen essentials easily accessible. If you already have solid cabinets you could change the door with a glass front, giving the kitchen a more open feeling.
Filling the space with natural light will go a long way toward making a small area look more spacious. If you are limited on windows, the next best thing is to install lighting above and below your cabinets that will brighten up and help visually enlarge your space.
With these tips your small kitchen will feel just as large as a regular kitchen and you will be able to utilize all the same features. If you are planning a complete remodel on your small kitchen check out our Remodeling Tips interview with our VP of Cabinet Sales for helpful advice.