A small kitchen is not necessarily a bad thing, as many people tend to believe. The only challenge you are likely to face when renovating a small kitchen is how to make maximum use of the available space.
With a bit of insight, you can easily get the most out of your kitchen renovation project. Here are a few ideas to have in mind now that it's time to renovate your kitchen.
Space-Saving Kitchen Appliances
Appliances usually take up the most space in residential kitchen areas. If you're working with limited space, you're better off choosing appliances whose installation and subsequent operation will not use up much of your kitchen space.
A good example of such appliances is a built-in microwave and a sliding door refrigerator. The installation of a built-in microwave will be done inside one of your kitchen wall cavities. This leaves the microwave door the only exposed part of the microwave.
A sliding door refrigerator will also save you space because there will be no need to allow clearance space for the inward/outward opening of the refrigerator's door.
These are only two examples of space-saving appliances for small kitchens. Your kitchen renovation contractor will be in a position to advise on other appliances that will be a good fit for your kitchen.
Vertical Space Is Precious
The key to making the most out of a small kitchen is to make maximum use of the available vertical space.
For example, rather than having kitchen cabinets installed at ground level, you could choose to have them installed at a higher position on the kitchen wall. Doing this leaves you with a significant amount of additional space on the lower portion of your kitchen which could be put to good use.
Again, a professional kitchen renovation specialist can help you determine how best to make maximum use of the available vertical space in your kitchen.
Appropriate Window Size
Working in a small kitchen that has small windows can make your kitchen seem even smaller. This is because small windows will limit the amount of natural light that gets into your kitchen space.
This makes it difficult for you to see all the corners of the kitchen, thereby making the room feel much smaller than it is in reality. Installing larger windows will increase the amount of light that gets into your kitchen area, thereby creating the feeling of a more spacious residential cooking area.