Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Small Kitchen Big Ideas

There are always small jobs that need to be done around the house which are easy enough to take in your stride when you have some maintenance skills under your belt. But when it comes to remodeling a kitchen and one that is pretty small in available space, you can use all the help you can get.

It really helps to get some useful ideas from wherever you can and an excellent place to do that is the Internet. So what should you be thinking about when undertaking a project of this size?

Planning Makes Perfect

Well, you need to create a scale plan of the space you have available starting with an empty space and then gradually build up the fittings and fixtures that you intend putting in there. It pays to be attentive to the available floor space as you will still need to be able to get around and access all of the work space, so leave as much open space as you can afford to.

Use slim cabinets and cupboards to conserve space, while using storage that goes right up to the ceiling to maximize the space you have. Careful use of lighting and color will create the illusion of a larger space than you really have and you can end up with a really usable kitchen space that is fully functional without being overcrowded.

Innovative Design Ideas

Some homes for whatever reason come equipped with a small kitchen space, which is often viewed as a design flaw when the house was first built. Perhaps it was not factored into the main design and tacked on as an afterthought. But the fact remains that if you live in a house with a small kitchen and you want to remodel it, there are certain design ideas that you are going to have to come up with that are both innovative and clever in order to make the most of the space that you have available to you.

The best place to start is by making use of narrow storage units, cupboards and drawers as these free up some floor space and can make a small room look larger than it really is while not compromising on storage space. The use of units that go right up to the ceiling also maximizes the space available and allows more room for installing large appliances such as the fridge and cooker.

Making use of clever lighting along with a light colored paint scheme can also create the illusion of space. A light colored floor will complete the design and make it a room that you will enjoy cooking in.

There are many ways to create the illusion of a bigger space in a smaller one and you can learn more about improving small living spaces at where the compact home is the main feature.