With smart kitchen remodeling, having a small space doesn’t have to mean giving up the kitchen of your dreams. The right adjustments and enhancements can turn your cluttered kitchen into an open and easy-to-use space.
Kitchen Remodeling for Cabinets
One of the most effective ways to maximize your kitchen space is by choosing the right cabinets.
Cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling use every inch of space. Those top cabinets may be a little hard to reach, but that’s where you can store appliances or tools you don’t use as often, like a waffle iron or bread machine.
Your cabinets can go all the way to the floor too, if you get toe-kick drawers. Here, you can store flat items like cutting boards or cake pans. You can add cabinets above the fridge for even more storage.
Efficient Space to Eat
A kitchen island with shelving underneath is a great solution to a dearth of storage, but it also creates more counter space and is a great place for friends and family to sit and eat. If your kitchen is tiny, you may not have room for a standard island with barstools, but even a small one with wheels can do wonders for providing more storage.
Another way to create more space in the kitchen but still be practical is by exchanging your table and chairs for a breakfast nook with a bench. You can store items inside the bench, and this setup takes up much less space.
Alternatively, you could get a half-moon table. The shape allows the table to be pushed up flush against the wall.
If you need more counter space but don’t have room for an island, nesting cabinets might be the solution. You can pull out the cabinet and use the top for the job at hand, and when you’re done, slide it right back under the counter.
Using Vertical Space
You can also maximize counter space by finding new homes for items that normally clutter the counter. Flour, sugar or other staple ingredients can be stored on open shelving installed on the backsplash or any open wall space. You can hang mugs, large utensils and other tools hooks under the cabinets. You can hang pots and pans from racks on the sides of cabinets. Virtually any extraneous space you see can become storage.
Use all the vertical space you have to your advantage. You can install a pot rails under cabinets and hang baskets, or add a magnetic knife stripe to the backsplash. The options are endless.
Need Kitchen Remodeling?
If our space-saving solutions aren’t enough to solve your storage problems, call us here at Falk Construction to find out of kitchen remodeling is the answer. We’re the local experts in kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling, and we’re also general contractors.
Call us today to find out how to make your home better for you.