A kitchen is the heart of a home, and its appearance says a lot about a household. Unfortunately, homeowners with small kitchens struggle to balance between aesthetics and functionality. Notably, many homeowners prefer a functional kitchen. With the right approach, you can easily transform a small kitchen into a visually attractive and functional space. This article highlights renovation tips for a small kitchen that achieve aesthetics and functionality. Read on.
Overhead cabinets are standard in most homes because they make good use of overhead space. However, this is only true for spacious kitchens because overhead cabinets make a small kitchen feel claustrophobic. Besides, some family members might not be tall enough to reach for overhead cabinets, which makes working in small kitchens a nightmare. Therefore, you should think about replacing overhead cabinets with open storage if your kitchen is small. The design entails open shelves or racks that provide the same storage space as cabinets. The only difference is that open storage eliminates the boxy and claustrophobic feeling. Additionally, open storage allows you to showcase your colourful utensils, which is essential to a kitchen's aesthetics.
In-Built Garbage Bin
A kitchen should be as comfortable as possible when preparing meals. For this reason, a garbage bin is always part of a kitchen. However, floor-based garbage bins take up significant space in small kitchens. Also, the bins might become an obstacle in a kitchen, which is the last thing you want in a small space. During renovations, ask a contractor to include an in-built garbage bin. The design will allow you to draw out a bin when you need it and hide it when you don't. It goes a long way to creating more space in a small kitchen. Most importantly, the design is functional and aesthetically appealing.
Multifunctional Kitchen Island
Kitchen Islands are not a common feature in small kitchens mainly because most people think they take up too much space. However, this is only true for kitchen islands designed to perform a few functions such as food preparation or placement of utensils. However, you can achieve a lot more with a kitchen island if you work closely with a contractor. For example, a contractor can design a multifunctional island that incorporates a sink, cooker, waste bin, and storage cabinets. It will open up a kitchen and allow you to use the remaining space for other purposes.
To get started with a kitchen renovation, reach out to a local remodelling contractor.