There is always a time for every homeowner when kitchen remodeling comes next. Of course, the size of the kitchen will greatly influence the type of redesign that will happen in the cooking area. There are several things that you need to pay attention to when remodeling a small kitchen as not all the rules apply the same way when it comes to different size kitchen.
One of the things you need to keep in mind is your budget. A smaller kitchen will need less money for remodeling than a larger one, however there could be additional costs of adding various kitchen appliances or light fixtures or even new furniture that can cost quite a lot. Just think about how much a new freezer costs these days!
Before you write down your list of things you need to shop for, you should carefully consider the available space in your small kitchen. Do you have plenty of space for everything you actually want to add in there? For example you might have to buy a small undercounter fridge instead of a tall double-door one due to lack of space. What you want to do is have enough place to walk around without bumping your legs in every corner of furniture or kitchen appliance.
An additional thing you can do is add an undercounter cabinet under the kitchen table if there is enough space. This will ensure that there won’t be any extra space taken from the actual square footage in your kitchen. Also you can easily add various kitchen utensil hangers on the wall, so you can hang all sorts of utensils that you don’t want to clutter your countertop with. This will free your working space from it being too cluttered.
When it comes to lighting, proper light fixtures are essential as you need task illumination to see what you’re doing in the kitchen, be it preparing food, eating, helping your kids with their study or practicing some of your crafts and hobbies. If your kitchen is small, you can’t have huge lamps hanging from the ceiling, just like you can’t use tiny spot lights in a huge cooking area. You have to always find the right balance between the available space and the furniture that it will be installed in it.
You always have to keep in mind that any kitchen should have two main aspects: functionality and proper design. For the functional aspect, you need to have all the appliances, furniture and tools in working order and have modern ones that can really make your life easier in the kitchen and speed up the cooking process. As to the proper design, you do want all your items to match each other in color and layout. You have to ensure that there is a running style through the entire kitchen, be it modern and contemporary, traditional, rustic or even Asian. But try to avoid mixing different styles as you will loose the welcoming and elegant decor of your cooking area.