Small Kitchens With Big Ideas! Size matters for Remodelling


Do you want to create more working space from your remodelled kitchen? Do you require more worktop space, more storage space, more space to eat, space for the pet, etc? Unfortunately, the size of your kitchen is fixed – the walls are solid and you cannot create more space unless you extend the room physically.

However, Here are a Kitchen Remodeling Secret Tips in this article to help you review what you are doing with the available space in your small kitchen and create an appearance of more space.

Laundry equipment: A washing machine and a dryer (if you have both) take up around 600mm per appliance. That’s 1200mm for both. Can they go elsewhere? Can the dryer go on top of the washing machine? Can they go in the bathroom? Is there space for a utility room (a porch over the back door perhaps)?
This takes some real thought and remember, the primary function of a kitchen is for the preparation of food. Cross contamination from any soiled items or other non food related cleaning activity may be the source of serious infections !

Wall and base cabinets: You can choose wall cabinets that are taller (around 900mm) than a standard size cabinet. This maximises the use of wall space for storage. Some people place items on top of the wall cabinets which have the same
affect but can make the kitchen look cluttered. You may find most of the clutter in the hard to ge t at areas of cabinets – especially the corner cupboards that only have one entry door. Also, look at the top shelves of the highest cupboards; are there items that have never been used? Or, worse still, are there food items that have passed their “use by” dates.

Worktop Space: Look at everything currently standing on your worktop and ask yourself, “Does it need to be there?” This guideline can make the small kitchen look more spacious. Can the item be stored in a cupboard (above or below)? Does it have
to be in the kitchen? If it is an appliance, such as a microwave, can it be built -in? Can you add shelves to lift the items off the worktop to give you more working space?

Notice how this small kitchen red painted corner solution uses glass wall cabinet doors so that you can see where items are stored; hanging rails to take utensils off the work-space – but easy to reach; and a single bowl. Double or 1.5 bowls are not always necessary.

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