How to Remodel a Small Kitchen

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A small kitchen certainly has its advantages. It saves space in the house and provides room for frequently used areas, like bedrooms and the living room. Also, if you rarely cook or entertain, a small kitchen may be perfect for your needs. But, because a kitchen’s size, layout, and design contribute enormously to both its functionality and aesthetic appeal, small kitchens have distinct limitations. When a small kitchen has cabinets, fixtures, and appliances that are larger than necessary, the result can be a cramped, claustrophobic workspace. There are ways, however, to effectively remodel a small kitchen that will preserve space-efficiency while vastly improving looks and practicality.

Minimize the Elements       

Focus on function. Since you don’t have enough room for all the features of a traditional kitchen, make sure you have the appliances and work areas you need. You can use a scaled-down stove and slim-line refrigerator, a small microwave, and a single sink sequestered in its own area, freeing up other area parts of the kitchen for food prep. For even more function without added square footage, you may also want to consider a counter-topped cart that can be rolled away into a closet when not in use.

Rethink Storage

Usually, with more storage comes less workspace – unless you utilize a smarter storage solution. For example, cabinets with sliders as narrow as 3 inches wide can help you store spices, baking pans, utensils, and other small items. You can also install pantry and wall cabinets that reach to the ceiling, making use of every inch of available space. If you wish to forego cabinetry, which can give small kitchens a boxy look, you can opt for open storage like shelving, pot racks, and magnetic knife or spice holders. This not only creates a more spacious feel, but it also lets you show off your favorite dishware and even provides room for artwork.   

The design experts at Alure Home Improvements understand that when it comes to kitchen remodels, one size does not fit all. With more than 70 years’ remodeling experience, we have a well-earned reputation for providing Long Island homeowners with products that meet their specifics needs and add value to their homes. Whether you want to maximize the space in your small kitchen or update its appearance, our experienced team can help you select the cabinets, fixtures, and counters that will transform your small kitchen into a beautiful model of premium efficiency and high design. Contact Alure Home Improvements today and ask about our 10-day kitchen and custom kitchen services.