Posted on: 19 July 2017
If your home has a small kitchen that you wish to renovate and expand, your first instinct may be to knock down a wall so you can extend it into another room or to build an extension onto your home. However, large-scale renovations such as these can be very expensive. Thankfully, there are other steps that you can take to make the most of a small kitchen remodel. Below is a guide to 3 ways you can remodel a small kitchen.
Decorate the kitchen using a neutral colour palette
For many years, bold colours have been a very popular choice among Australian homeowners. Bold colours help to create a strong sense of character in a kitchen. However, in a smaller kitchen, the use of bold colours could actually detract from the sense of space and accentuate how little room is available. Rather than painting the walls, fixtures and cabinets in a bright colour, you should instead choose neutral colours, such as white, light yellow and sky blue. These colours will help to create a sense of space in a small kitchen, making it seem bright and airy.
Install shallow cabinets
Standard kitchen cabinets can take up a lot of room. When looking at new kitchen options, you should consider asking the contractor to remove the standard sized cabinets. Although you may be concerned about the reduced level of storage space, you should view this as an opportunity to get organised. The majority of standard kitchen cabinets are only half full of things, which results in a lot of dead space. Once you have installed shallow cabinets in your kitchen, you probably find that when they are properly packed, they can hold everything you used to store in cabinets twice the size.
Reduce kitchen clutter
It is very easy for a small kitchen to become cluttered. As you purchase new appliances, crockery and other utensils, you may find yourself using a work surface which is covered in a clutter of kitchen things. Remember that more clutter equals less space. During the remodelling of your kitchen, you should take the time to de-clutter the space, throwing away any kitchen equipment which you no longer use. You should also consider installing new storage solutions such as wall mounted magnets that can hold crockery and utensils.
If you would like further advice about remodelling your kitchen, you should contact a specialist remodelling contractor today.Share