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Need Some Small Kitchen Remodel Ideas?

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and many of us dream of a kitchen that is as big as our love for our families. Its no wonder why holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving find themselves centered in the kitchen. A large kitchen isn’t always possible, and having a small kitchen can make you feel like there is nothing to be done about it. Its easy to feel short on small kitchen remodel ideas, but don’t fret!

We here at MAW Construction, Inc. are here to help with tips for making the most out of a small kitchen. Having over 25 years of experience, we know a thing or two about remodeling a kitchen and want to give great advice for everyone with the small kitchen blues.

First, let’s discuss why small kitchens aren’t the bane many may see them as because they do have some advantages being overlooked.

  • A small kitchen saves space in the home for other rooms. Because of the desire for large kitchens, many kitchens are now built far larger than is needed. Having a smaller kitchen means that there is more room for areas like the living room, dining room and etc… How much do you really need the kitchen to be so large? If it’s not so much then there is nothing wrong with an economically sized kitchen.
  • The price of a kitchen remodel goes up the larger the kitchen is. Small kitchens are more affordable due to requiring less material in general. That means you can splurge on a fancier countertop or flooring without breaking the budget. 
  • Ergonomically speaking, smaller kitchens utilize the kitchen triangle rule often perfectly. Small kitchens are all about efficiency, which is harder to keep as the kitchen gets bigger.

Remodel Ideas for a small kitchen

So you may be thinking, where do I even start? When it comes to a small kitchen it may feel like any changes are impossible and that some problems just can’t be solved. Remodeling a small kitchen is all about thinking outside the box. Here are some helpful tips to consider for your next small kitchen remodel.

  • Focus on functionality first.

The point to a kitchen is the ability to cook, prepare and store food. Therefore, the first and upmost attention is to keep or make the kitchen functional and preferably efficient. Make sure you have the appliances you need and in places that make sense for their use. Also consider what you actually need, with limited space you’ll want to focus on the essentials first and foremost.  Moreover, feel free be get creative! If a lack of workspace is the problem, then consider a small island or a countertop cart that hide in the closet until needed.

  • Minimize what you can to make more room.

Embrace the minimalist style and consider getting smaller or contractible pieces that still fit your home’s style. If you’ve ever lived in an urban apartment then you’ll know how important having slimmer and more flexible elements can be. If you don’t need a bulky fridge, then consider switching to the slim-line models. That alone will give you a significant amount of space to work with! Simplified isn’t a bad thing and can in fact help open up the space and encourage being efficiently organized.

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  • Waste no space!

It goes without saying that space is key to any small kitchen remodel. Minimizing somethings will help get more space back, but whatever space the kitchen does have needs to be utilized to the fullest! This is where it is time to get very creative!

Open storage is one way to take advantage of what space you have. Think shelving, pot racks, magnetic spice and knife holders – not only will it utilize limited space and help make the kitchen looks more spacious but it is also is a way to show off your nice dishware or shiny, professional-looking cookware.

You can also get clever with cabinets such as installing a thin, sliding drawer between the spaces between appliances. It makes more a nice place to store spices, canned goods and other kitchen necessities.

Need more light? Install under the base of cabinetry to light up the countertops or flooring below. Yellow light it recommended since it makes food look more appetizing!

Your kitchen won't feel so small after a new kitchen remodel!

  • Concider glass elements.

Want to create the illusion of having a larger kitchen? Consider adding glass into the design! Glass being transparent and reflective makes any room appear to have more room. It contributes to the negative space. Show off your nice dishware and cookware while still keeping them safely stored away at the same time with glass-faced cabinets.

  • Colors make a big difference.

Colors can make all the difference in how a room appears, including how spacious it appears! Lighter colors such as pastels and white reflect light which trick the eyes into thinking a room has more space than it really has. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun by adding splashes of bold or darker colors though!

  • Don't forget the floors and backsplash.

Another way to create the illusion of room is to go with large tiles or other floor patterns. This is because large tiles have less grout lines than small tiles, thus making the floor seem larger. Meanwhile, the backsplash is a great place to add some style and liven up the kitchen. Since a small kitchen isn’t going to have a lot of square footage that means you can probably go lavish without breaking the buget!

In conclusion, all because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot that can be done to improve it! With these tips you can make the most of your smaller kitchen and make it not only function perfect but also look amazing! While it may be small, it can still be the heart of your home and still play a role in your family’s happy memories to come. If you need kitchen remodeling services remember to contact MAW Construction, Inc. today!

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