What Can You Do with a Small Kitchen?
Even though you have a small kitchen, discover how you can have a place for everything.
When it comes to a dream kitchen, most people desire one with plenty of space, high ceilings, and natural light. Most of us must deal with a small kitchen. But no worries! Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of every inch of your kitchen. These ideas will have you spending more time cooking in your kitchen without feeling claustrophobic.
Organize Your Cabinets
For any small kitchen, getting organized is crucial. When there is minimum space, you can’t afford to waste any of it, especially any space inside your cabinets. Stock up lid organizers for your pots and pans, spice-sorting racks, and anything else that will maximize and streamline your storage space.
Take some time to eliminate any unused plastic containers and mismatched dinnerware every few months. Don’t forget your produce storage as well. If you’ve got some installation expertise, a hanging basket is great for fruit or any kitchen knickknacks that you can’t find a spot for in your cabinets. Not to mention, a hanging basket adds visual interest too.
Use Neutral Colors
To make your kitchen feel more open, use neutral colors. The lighter the kitchen, the bigger it can feel. A light palette works well on walls, millwork, countertops, and backsplashes, helping a small eating space feel more open. Consider the cooking tools that you always have out: linens, cutting boards, and pots can all lift a space if you choose pieces in light shades.
Add a Few Kitchen Necessities
In your kitchen, try adding a slide-in cutting board or dish drying rack over the sink. Not only does this simplify cooking and cleaning, but you also don’t need to find a space for them in your cabinets or drawers.
Even if your kitchen is on the small side, you can still add a slim kitchen island to your eating space for a prep area. A rolling kitchen island can be moved out of the way once the food is ready. When the guests arrive, push it over to the side and use it as the bar. Also, pick an island with slim legs that can do double duty as breakfast seating.
Hang a Pegboard
Your walls can hold more than you think (canisters, pots, pans, and utensils). Instead of putting up some shelves, try a pegboard, which offers more flexible storage space that can be modified as your needs change.
Use Your Windows as Storage
You probably don’t want to block any natural light but make a bold statement and hand your pots and pans in front of your kitchen window. When the kitchen items are a uniform collection, it turns your kitchen window into a stylish focal point and ends up being a smart storage space as well.
With the right ideas, it doesn’t matter the size of your eating space. There’s a place for everything and everything in its place. If you’re in the market for professional kitchen remodels by a Denver residential remodeling contractor, give us a call today.