7 Tips To Make Your Small Rhode Island Kitchen Work For You
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
They say the best things come in the smallest packages. It’s true when it comes to diamonds, but it’s also true when it comes to kitchens. We know that not every Rhode Island kitchen remodel means expanding a small kitchen into a huge space.
Sometimes, you only have the space you have to make it work. Luckily, there are a few good guidelines to follow during your remodel that will help make your small space work for you.
- Size of Appliances: Most appliances now come in space efficient sizes that will work in your limited space.
- Focus on Function: Every inch of your kitchen needs to serve a purpose. Make sure you have enough area for food preparation, countertop appliances, etc.
- Open Shelving: Nothing makes a small kitchen feel smaller than having overbearing cabinets. Open shelving can be used to display your favorite pieces and draw the attention away from the small space.
- NO Clutter: Become an expert of efficiency and pair down on what you store in your kitchen. You’ll feel better inside knowing that the tidiness on the outside matches the organization on the inside.
- Lighting is a Must: Have a well-lit kitchen that uses smaller fixtures. There is no need to have huge chandeliers if you only have an 8’x5’ space.
- Choose Your Color Wisely: A kitchen painted in a dark color can really give the impression of a smaller space. Use a lighter color for your walls, and do something unique as an accent.
- Create the Illusion of Height: Even if you are restricted for space, drawing the eye upward will make you overlook that you do not have an industrial sized kitchen. If possible, have your cabinets reach the ceiling, and if it’s not, use taller cabinets with a decorative molding at the top. This will make the eye come upward from the countertops and give you the feeling of space.
Cypress Design Co. believes that having a small kitchen doesn’t have to be a burden while you’re remodeling. Get into your space and start considering how you plan to remodel it to make the best of what you have.