A good kitchen contractor will tell you the kitchen tends to be the busiest place in your home, and making it both attractive and efficient can be a challenge. It can be even more challenging if you have a small kitchen, but there a variety of things that can be done by a kitchen contractor to make the most of the space you have.
6 Kitchen Contractor Tips
Use all the space you have
When your kitchen space is at a premium, it’s important to maximize every square inch by, in part, saving space and reducing clutter. For starters, get creative with storage solutions, such as having open shelving installed around your kitchen’s doorway. Or, you can utilize corner pull-out drawers and shelves to make use of awkward spaces.
Open it up
If you have the right home structure, you and your kitchen contractor may consider integrating your kitchen with another room. Opening up the floor plan maximizes your space and makes the adjoining room look like a natural extension of your kitchen.
Lighten it up
A small kitchen can sometimes feel dark – and cramped – but you can create the illusion of more space with good use of lighting. Recessed and task lighting are options, as is lighting under cabinets. If you’re able, you can also add windows and flood your kitchen with natural light.
Ask your kitchen contractor about countertop options. Within a small space, every surface and design element needs to serve multiple purposes, including your countertop. While your countertop is primarily used for food prep and as a general workspace, it can also be used as a space to stash kitchenware.
Working with narrow dwellings
If your kitchen is narrow, talk with your kitchen contractor about ways to make it seem wider. Laying your floor diagonally – whether its wood or tile – will visually expand the floor and the room.
Simple is often better
When you’re working with a small space, keeping things simple is often your best option. A kitchen contractor can help you choose one color for cabinets, countertops and walls that will visually erase the boundaries between them.
At Paradis Remodeling & Building, we understand that the kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. That’s why working with a professional kitchen contractor will enable you to make the most of the kitchen space you have.