Set up Vertical Storage
Every inch counts in a small kitchen. Look up and make good use of the vertical space. Install wall-mounted shelves, magnetic knife strips, pegboards, and pot and pan hanging racks. These additions provide additional storage without taking up valuable counter space.
Install Energy-Effective Cabinetry
Consider cabinetry with space-saving features like pull-out shelves, carousel units, and door-mounted racks. Consider extending your cabinets all the way to the ceiling to provide extra storage for items you don’t use every day.
Select Small Appliances
Choose compact, space-saving appliances that will fit well in your small kitchen. A slim dishwasher, a microwave that can be mounted under the cabinet, or a single-bowl sink, for example, can free up a lot of space.
Make use of light colors
Because light colors reflect light, they make your kitchen appear larger and more open. Light-colored cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and walls are ideal. If you want to use darker colors, do so sparingly and with purpose, such as as an accent color.
Maintain a Clean Countertop
Cluttered countertops can make a small kitchen appear even smaller. Keep them as simple as possible. Appliances should be kept in cabinets or on shelves, and only the necessities should be kept on the countertop.
Use Creative Furniture
Choose furniture that can serve multiple functions or that can be folded away when not in use. A folding table, for example, can be used as a prep area, dining table, or desk and then folded away when you’re finished.
Install Adequate Lighting
In a small kitchen, good lighting is essential. It expands the space and makes it appear larger. Install under-cabinet lighting to illuminate your countertops, and think about pendant lights to add style without taking up too much space.
Glass-Front Cabinets and Open Shelving
Consider replacing solid cabinet doors with glass fronts or open shelving. This will make your kitchen feel more open and airy. Just keep your dishes neatly organized because they’ll be on display.
Size isn’t everything in the world of kitchen design. When designed properly, a small kitchen can be a cozy, efficient, and inviting space that meets all of your culinary needs. If you’re thinking about remodeling your small kitchen in San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact us. We specialize in maximizing the potential of small spaces and would be delighted to assist you in designing the clean kitchen of your dreams.
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