09 Apr Remodeling a Small Kitchen
Bring style and luxury to your small kitchen with these remodeling ideas.
Kitchen remodeling is perhaps the best thing that you can do to increase its functionality, aesthetic value, and the overall value of your home.
If your kitchen is small that does not mean it has to be dark, dingy, and boring. There are many advantages to having a small kitchen. For example, you don’t have to bear the pain of cleaning up a gigantic kitchen, or run around from corner to corner to reach for things. With a small kitchen, everything is in easy reach, and with little effort you can keep it well organized and efficient.
From making some small changes to a complete kitchen remodel, there is a lot that you can do to achieve efficiency in the most important part of your home. However, remodeling a kitchen that is small in size can be difficult, because you have to take care of efficiency and aesthetics within the space constraints. Add a touch of luxury and style in your small kitchen with these easy tips:
Add some style and height to the cabinets
By removing the doors from the kitchen and adding a coat of fresh white paint you can make the room feel bigger. The white color reflects light beautifully, and gives a clean appearance to the kitchen.
Open up the space
To create more space in the kitchen, you can get rid of the cabinet doors, and enjoy the convenience of open cabinets wherein everything is in easy reach. If you want the cabinet doors, you can go for the glass front doors that create a more spacious effect.
Upgrade the appliances and dishes
With time, kitchen appliances are becoming sleeker and more efficient. Integrated appliances offer the two-fold benefit of saving space and providing efficiency. Consider replacing your appliances with more space-efficient ones!
Also, get a new set of dishes in neutral colors, and add a punch of color with some bright colored platters and bowls. Stack them up neatly in the open cabinets.
You can add a touch of luxury to your kitchen with some stylish hardware such as knobs and cabinet pulls. With so many designs available, our St. Louis kitchen remodeling experts can help choose some amazing hardware to spice up your kitchen.
Upgrade your sink
Your sink is probably the last thing that comes to your mind when it comes to making your kitchen stylish and luxurious. However, it is important to bear in mind that it is indeed one of the most important parts of the kitchen, and deserves due attention. You can go for a custom sink with a built in look, or some other stylish avatar to add some style and make your job a little more convenient.
Add some style to the floor
There is a whole world of flooring designs and materials available out there. You can really perk up your kitchen with some amazing flooring designs. Our team can help recommend the best flooring for your kitchen based on your needs and overall style of the kitchen.
Do not ignore the small details
You can bring luxury to details such as a pendant light, or a cool backsplash. These small things can go a long way in creating distinctive style that reflects modernity and luxury.
Paint in Neutral Shades, Preferably White
To make your small kitchen spacious and bright, it is important to paint it in lighter colors, preferably white. It creates a seamless space, which makes the kitchen look much bigger than it actually is.
Paint the walls, ceilings, counter top, and cabinets in shades of white. Stronger contrasts makes the space look smaller, while the subtle contrast tricks your mind into thinking that the space is wider.
Use a Lot of Glass
Another way of tricking your mind into thinking that the space is bigger is by replacing the wooden cabinet doors with glass. This gives more depth of vision, and creates a pseudo space in the kitchen.
Use Furniture with a Small Foot Print
If you have a large, solid wood breakfast counter in your small kitchen, it is time you get rid of it and replace it with sleeker furniture that has a small footprint. It will free up a lot of space in the kitchen.
Remove a Non-functional Adjoining Wall
If possible, remove an adjoining wall. It will not create additional square footage, but will certainly make the kitchen look more open, airy, and large.
Let in Some Natural Light
Use some efficient window treatments to let in fresh air and sunlight. It will make the room look bright and airy.
The biggest problem in small kitchens is the clutter. Organize kitchen utensils in spice cabinets and trays to contain the clutter. Tuck in the appliances that you don’t use frequently into cabinets.
Use Adequate Lighting and Reflective Surfaces
Use bright lights and reflective surfaces such as stainless steel and ceramic tiles to enhance the light.
Direct the Vision Upwards
Try to create cabinets and storage space that is directed towards the ceiling. It will create additional storage space and make the ceiling look higher, creating a sense of open space.
Interested in updating or remodeling your kitchen? Get in touch with AAA Remodeling Company today – Call (636) 349-5777!