4 Tips For Remodeling A Small Kitchen

Kitchen Remodeling: 4 Tips For Renovating A Small Kitchen

Different homeowners have different budgets—and home spaces—to work with, and not everyone is going to be tackling a kitchen remodeling project involving a huge kitchen space. It’s quite common, especially in older homes, for the kitchen to be much smaller, reflecting a design era when they were thought of as workspaces that only one homemaker would be primarily using.

Small kitchen spaces, while a necessity in physically smaller homes and condos, can be transformed into functional and stylish areas. It’s not about the size but about the careful planning and utilization of the space. Here are five tips for kitchen remodeling in a smaller space, offering potential solutions to your unique situation.

Keep Cabinets To One Wall

Wherever you have a counter, you’ll have kitchen drawers or cabinets underneath. However, if you want to be smart about your kitchen space, it may be a better idea to limit your wall-hanging cabinets to just one wall. These cabinets demand a lot of volume and can quickly consume a lot of space that could be used for other functions.

Picking one wall and limiting your wall-hanging cabinets to that area is both less claustrophobic and gives you more flexibility about how to use that unoccupied space.

Reclaim A Little Space

In some cases, it may be going too far to tear down an entire wall to make a kitchen bigger and go open concept. However, there are some instances where it may be possible to carve out a little bit more space for a smaller kitchen by designing around an “L-Space” shape.

Instead of a straight, narrow kitchen as is the traditional “galley design” that gets its name from the kitchen design on board ships, an L-space configuration adds a bit more counter and workspace without demanding a giant amount of space from the rest of the home.

Island Counters Can Work

This depends a lot on just how much space is actually available; with the right measurements and smart design, it is possible to build a new island counter in a small kitchen space and not necessarily have it have a huge negative impact on the workflow in that kitchen.

Of course, island counters in this type of space must be much more carefully considered and can’t consume as much area as conventional designs. However, homeowners can still make this work and get themselves some additional counter space and workspace with the right approach.

Invest In Custom Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are typically the most expensive investment in a kitchen remodeling project, and custom kitchen cabinets sit at the top of that costly list. However, if you’re working with a smaller kitchen space, it may be worth it in the long run to find someone who can design and install custom cabinets.

The reason for this is that smaller spaces may have unusual dimensions that stock or semi-custom cabinets can’t fit in. However, a custom cabinet can fit that space and provide years of usefulness. So what you pay for in added investment, you get back with more usage and storage options for your kitchen.

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