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How to Remodel a Small Kitchen To Maximize Space

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Small kitchen spaces may be off-putting for people when they are looking to buy a house, but that doesn’t have to stop you from using the space, and with some very smart design ideas you might well find that you can maximize your space and ensure that it is a functional space for you and your family.

In this guide, we explore some tips on remodeling a small kitchen both to maximize the space you can use and make the room appear larger.

Remodeling a Small Kitchen: What You Need To Know

Kitchen remodeling can sometimes be a big undertaking but if you have thought it through thoroughly then there is every chance it will be worth it and can make sure your kitchen is much better suited to your own lifestyle.

Determine Your “Must-Haves”

What are the things you can’t do without? For some people, the idea of not having a coffee maker in their kitchen is something you simply can’t imagine, but for others, a coffee machine is a “nice to have” rather than an essential. The same could be said for a lot of the appliances you have in your kitchen. If something doesn’t get used regularly, it is time to consider whether it is really essential that you keep it in your kitchen.

We recommend writing down the things that are “non-negotiable” in terms of keeping in the space and working from there on what you can get rid of.

Add Shelving Inside Cabinets

If you have cabinets in your kitchen, it is really important that you are using them efficiently and filling plenty of space within. Shelving inside cabinets can help you to get the most out of them, storing them on multiple layers rather than just one. Consider different heights of shelves and use them in a clever way to make sure that you can store items of all different sizes, and food can be cleverly stowed away.

Consider a Cabinet-Depth Refrigerator

Cabinet-depth refrigerators can sit flush with your cabinets and help you to ensure that they aren’t jutting out and cutting into the space you have in your kitchen. What’s more, the option to put them right next to the units means that they don’t have to stand freely and take up more space in the kitchen as a result.

Play Both Sides of an Island

Kitchen islands are very popular in modern kitchen designs, and some people use them on only one side, such as a breakfast island. To take full advantage, why not use both sides of the island? For instance, you could use one side as a food preparation area and the other side as a place to sit and enjoy your meals.

Use Natural Light To Your Advantage

Get plenty of your light in your room to help it feel much bigger, this is the sort of trip that interior designers use all the time, but some people ignore when modeling their kitchen. When you choose window treatments, think about whether they are going to allow you to control the light to the point where you can get plenty of natural light into the room.

Maintain a Neutral Palette

If you put a lot of patterns or bold designs in your kitchen it can be a way to make it look cramped and cluttered. Instead, use a more neutral palette, and potentially use lighter colors in order to make the whole place look more open and sizable. While it won’t give you any more space, it does give you the feeling of space.

Neutral palettes have a lot of benefits for homes anyway and help when it is time to sell the house, as people are more likely to opt for something with a more neutral look where they can imagine putting their own spin on the look. Bold designs can divide opinions.

Opt for Glass Doors

Glass doors are another way to provide a more open feel to the kitchen space and maximize space, avoiding a cramped feel. In a similar way to mirrors, glass doors can create the illusion of a room being bigger by keeping more of the home visible.


Author’s bio: Owen Wright is a customer experience manager at Majestic Cabinets. Having several years of experience in the home improvement field, Owen is keen on sharing his knowledge and secrets with others. Doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner with little to no knowledge in the field or an experienced contractor, you can always learn something new and interesting from his stories. Owen hopes that his articles will give you a bit of insight into home improvement.


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