Just because a kitchen is small doesn’t mean it can’t shine. Here are some simple tips for renovating a small kitchen that can make all the difference.
Keep It Open
Believe it or not, when it comes to small kitchens, there’s actually such a thing as too much storage. Adding too many cabinets or cupboards can make the space feel crowded and claustrophobic. Instead, switch out the top cupboards for open storage, and get creative with other storage solutions. This could mean hanging knives on magnetic strips, having a rotating spice rack, and hanging pots and pans from the ceiling.
If open storage feels too exposed for your kitchen, consider incorporating glass-front cabinets into the mix to create a similarly spacious, open feel. A glass tabletop and delicate glass cabinet pulls continue the theme and help further enhance the negative space in the room. A mirrored backsplash can also add a sense of space and shine to the room.
The right lighting can transform any size kitchen. Fluorescent lighting, which is often the standard for kitchens, tends to add an unappetizing blue undertone to the room. Instead, swap out fluorescents for pendant lighting over the eating area and incandescent lighting over workstations. The effect will help brighten the room and add a calming atmosphere to smaller spaces. Check out our blog post for more tips on lighting your kitchen.
Keep It Comfortable
It can be tempting to exhaust every way to make a small kitchen appear larger, but it can be just as satisfying to embrace the space. With the abundance of historic homes here in New Orleans, we’re no strangers to galley kitchens and unique spaces. By working with the history and size of the space, homeowners can still create a charming and functional space with their priorities in mind. Whether it’s adding a splash of color with bright subway tiles or creating a cozy breakfast nook for morning coffee, a small design doesn’t have to mean sacrificing what matters most.
According to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen renovation is among the top five home projects with the highest return on investment. That means that even renovating a small kitchen can not only improve your happiness, but it’s also a good investment. If you’re ready to update your small kitchen space, explore kitchen renovation solutions from MLM Incorporated. Give us a call at 504-322-7050 to receive your quote and learn about our smart financing with no fees for 12 months.