One of the best things you can do regarding a home remodel is to renovate the kitchen space. Even if you have a tiny kitchen space that you cannot expand, there are so many ways to improve this space and give it new life. Here are some kitchen design ideas for small spaces:
Wraparound Shelves and Countertops
By accepting that you have a small area in the kitchen, you can take steps to maximize this space and increase your productivity in the kitchen. Wraparound shelves and countertops not only look great, but they are an ideal way to declutter a small kitchen. These countertops and shelves make it very easy to reach any item you may need while ensuring you are getting the most out of the space that is available.
Many homeowners are reluctant to paint everything in the kitchen white, because they are worried about how quickly white surfaces can get a dirty look. But as long as you are cleaning your kitchen countertops and cabinets on a regular basis, a white theme is the best way to make your space look bigger, brighter and more inviting.
While some homeowners have enough cooking experience to not require recipes and guides, others enjoy having different cookbooks in their kitchen. But if you do not have enough counter space for the cookbooks and other utensils, you may want to consider installing shelving above the countertop for these books. Having dedicated shelf space for your cookbooks also opens up other storage cabinets.
Counter Side Dining
Instead of trying to fit a small dining table into a tiny kitchen, it is a much better idea to promote the notion of counter side dining. By getting a few high chairs and making sure the countertops are always clean, you can transform your counters into a lovely space where two or three people can enjoy meals while conversing with each other.
While this is not strictly a design idea, having your kitchen organized is the best way to maximize the efficiency of a small space. Get a spice rack for all your dried spices and herbs, install a rack above the stove where you can hang all your pots and pans, and have dedicated spaces on your countertops or cupboards for utensils, food items and other kitchen accessories.
Closing the blinds or curtains on your kitchen windows at night is sensible, especially if you want privacy while cooking or having dinner on the countertop. But you will want to open up these curtains and let the light inside during the daytime. The more light you can get into your kitchen, the larger and more appealing the space becomes. If you only have a tiny window in the kitchen, you may want to consider some remodeling work to install a larger, more energy efficient window.
Hanging one or two art pieces in strategic locations will give a lot of life to your kitchen. Instead of making the small space seem dingy and old, it makes the entire kitchen look charming and rustic.