Tips for Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

Small but high-end kitchen with island and red stove

We all know that cooking meals at home is healthier and more cost-effective than dining out. But when you have a small kitchen, finding the motivation to prepare and cook meals at home isn’t easy.

With a bit of creativity and a lot of planning, we can help you find more space to create a larger kitchen, and if that’s not possible, we can help you maximize the space you already have.

Want to learn more? Let’s look at a few ways to maximize the space in your small kitchen.

Get Vertical

One of the biggest complaints about a small kitchen is that there isn’t enough storage space. Giving up a bit of counter space to allow for a floor-to-ceiling cabinet will help solve this problem.

The extra space can act as a food pantry and hold serving dishes, placemats, and other odds and ends that otherwise would not have a designated space in your kitchen.

Get an Island

Kitchen islands have been a must-have kitchen fixture for years. If you’ve never had one, you are missing out.

If you have to choose between a dining table and an island, go with the island, trust us! Islands give you so much space to prepare meals, bake cookies, and set up a buffet-style dinner at a holiday gathering.

Maximize Cabinet Space

Even though base cabinets are large, that space usually goes unutilized. Since you don’t have room for a ton of cabinets, you need to maximize the space you do have.

The best way to do this is by installing pull-out cabinet drawers or roll-outs inside your base cabinets. When you have pull-outs, you can easily organize and store more pots, pans, and small appliances while having more accessible access to them. 

Rearrange Your Floorplan

Think of the rooms near your kitchen – is one of them a dining room? Maybe a rarely used sitting area?

Knock down that wall and expand your kitchen. Removing walls and reconfiguring the footprint of your kitchen may sound intimidating, but it could be the key to getting the spacious kitchen you’re dreaming of.

Add a Window to your Small Kitchen

When all else fails, add some natural light. Natural light may not make the kitchen larger or give you more space, but it will make the area feel larger.

If there isn’t anywhere to add a window, don’t underestimate the power of a skylight. The light from above will make the space feel brighter and more inviting, which may be exactly what you need to motivate you to make breakfast in the morning. How can we help with your kitchen renovation? We’d love the opportunity to look at your space and put together a plan to make the most of the space you have or find a way to expand into another area of your home. Give us a call so we can get to work.

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