Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling To Maximize Functional Space
Small kitchens can be tough to work in. For those with a love for older homes, dealing with a small kitchen simply comes along with the package. Kitchens were typically less open, airy, and spacious in older homes. In smaller and more economically efficient homes, this was largely due to the lack of space overall in the dwelling. For larger family homes, families prior to 1920 often had domestic help, so kitchens would represent a no-frills workspace not often frequented by the family who lived there. There is a certain beauty and historical charm in an older home, but you may have to get creative when it comes to providing it with a functional everyday modern kitchen.
For some, a full kitchen renovation in an older home might be out of the question. To keep the historical integrity of the building, families may wish to keep the overall layout of the kitchen, only choosing to update elements like flooring, counters, backsplashes, walls, and, of course, cabinetry. Creative kitchen cabinet remodeling is one of the most important factors to consider when transforming a vintage kitchen into a still charming but functional retro-modern space.
Kitchen cabinet remodeling provides one benefit that no other remodeling project can tackle–making use of vertical space. With vertical space storage, even families with a smaller kitchen can maximize the space they have, providing them with more working room, better organization, and a kitchen they want to use rather than dread working in. Appliances no longer take up room on the counter, counters are functional food preparation areas, and organization makes getting everything you need to prepare a meal or entertain a crowd simple.
Kitchen cabinet remodeling will look different for every kitchen. For an older home with a smaller than average kitchen, this often means having a project that focuses on building cabinetry up the walls in a way that zeroes in on easy organization. Cabinets focused on storing appliances, those with plenty of room for the “good plates”, cabinetry made for cups and mugs, and all situated in a way that makes everything easy to find.
Whether you have a traditional modern kitchen, or you’re trying to keep the layout of the original kitchen in your older home, a kitchen cabinet remodeling job can transform your entire space into one you can’t wait to enjoy.