Are you thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Does your kitchen fit the small range in terms of size? Do you feel bogged down with too many little details especially from the beginning to the end of the renovation? What if along the way you make some wrong decisions?
Many a time when money is involved, you want to get the whole kitchen renovations right the first time. You can never go wrong if the first step you take is plan. Planning is key in any project and especially when it comes to small kitchens. Some of the important aspects to consider while planning is the kitchen need to be elegant, functional and satisfying.
Small kitchen layout is an important facet of design. Since the kitchen has heavy human traffic throughout the day, the plan and structure should be well thought out to accommodate the lifestyle of homeowners. Here are some essential tips that will help creatively plan your small kitchen design and be happy with the results.
Given your space constraint, work with multitask purpose. For example, hung what needs to be, combine tools of trade, and resize products to fit your current space. Cabinets can be fitted against the wall, from down to the ceiling and maximize on space horizontally and vertically as well. Instead of an oven on its own, try and create a wall to wall oven with a counter top to be used for other purposes. Better still, recreate your cook top by putting a stove place over the cabinets – maximizing on space.
Tip: If two items can perform both jobs well separate and together; use the combining option.
In terms of accessories and appliances, go for the ones with more than 2 features. For example, a slim yet modern model of refrigerator may have a baker’s rack at bottom as well as a microwave feature at the top one that grills and microwaves. That totals to over 3 features maximizing on one small space yet meeting your needs and requirements. Or get an over the range microwave that has an in-built fan – that turns ‘dead’ space into something useful but also frees up countertop space where you would have had to put your microwave otherwise.
Tip: Compact as much as possible!
With small kitchen plans, space is the grandest challenge. Try as much as possible to remove clutter from your work area. Store appliances and accessories and remove only when in use. Lighting and wall color are key; a bright light makes a small space appear bigger. A bright light is good for cooking, ensure food is well cooked and is appealing.
Tip: Think space conservation!