04 Mar Remodeling Tips for a Small Kitchen
Kitchen remodeling is perhaps the best thing that you can do to increase its functionality, aesthetic value, and the overall value of your home.
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. Here are some simple remodeling tips for a small kitchen straight from our home remodeling experts:
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.
If you have a kitchen that is small, sad, and looks like a pile of appliances with no space to move around comfortably, you should seek help from AAA Remodeling Company at (636) 349-5777 to give it a face lift. We can make your kitchen more spacious, efficient, and a lot more beautiful.
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