How to maximize your small kitchen

BY: thayne
POSTED December 13, 2017 IN

We don’t doubt that having a small kitchen can present a set of frustrating challenges. Whether you’re trying to figure out a possible redesign, or deciding on how to maximize for practical storage space, your kitchen choices will no doubt affect the rest of your lifestyle. Good news though – having a small kitchen no longer needs to be an obstacle. Following some of these ideas will help you increase the love you have for the kitchen while reducing whatever dissatisfaction you may have.

Maximize vertical space

If you have a small kitchen square footage but still boast tall ceilings, you’re in luck! When selecting kitchen cabinets in your redesign, you’re doing yourself a big disfavor by not maximizing your space. Use the height to your advantage by choosing 42” high upper cabinets. Plus, if the height of the ceiling allows, you can also stack additional smaller cabinets on top of the uppers to make even more storage!

Use storage within storage

You can maximize your cabinet space through the use of tools that create more storage. Cabinet add-ons such as additional shelving or dividers can help you organize and take full advantage of the space you already have. You may even want to consider installing roll-out trays, or additional shelving in lower cabinets that can help with additional cookware storage. It’s important to discuss these ideas with your cabinet designers, who can give you a good idea of the options for extra organization and storage during your kitchen remodel.

Vow to be clutter-free

When you have a smaller kitchen, every inch of countertop space is crucial. You should avoid storing auxiliary items on your kitchen counters, as it makes it difficult to have the room for food prep and cooking. The same is also true of decorative items, junk mail, or knick-knacks. Make a plan of where you can store some of your less used appliances, such as your blender, espresso machine, or waffle iron.

Select a lighter palette

A kitchen filled with lighter colors and cabinetry finishes will give a grand illusion that your kitchen is bigger than it is. Darker colors may give the area less breathing room, crowding the entire space. A color anywhere from an ivory white to a sea breeze blue will give your small kitchen space a grand look and design.

Still not sure how to design your small kitchen space? Talk to our kitchen cabinet designers in Cleveland, OH today! Contact the Kitchen Cabinet Outlet Cleveland by phone at (216) 820-9231.

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