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Small Kitchen Design

By Edited Sep 13, 2015 0 2

A tiny kitchen can challenge our efforts to stay organize but a small kitchen design layout will give you the opportunity to make the most out of a small but most often used part of the house. Just because the amount of space that you have is limited, that does not mean that there is a limit to the amount of

Small Kitchen Design
ideas that you can come up with to get the most efficient use of your kitchen. Here are some things to help you gain control and move in the right direction


It All Starts With The Layout



The layout is very important when you decide to plan how to use a particular space. The reason is that we want to get the most function out of a given space as possible. Even if you cannot afford to do anything to the existing layout like knocking out an existing wall to expand the room the starting point is the layout design


Organization Is The Key


Utilizing What You Already Have in terms of limited space means making the kitchen highly organize. One way to increase unused kitchen storage real estate is to install upper cabinets that reach to the ceiling. That way you can tops shelve for seasonal things and stuff that you normally don't use everyday. Cabinet shelving can also be use to display you fine china and cookware by remove a cabinet door and replacing it with a glass door.

Take a look at the things that are on the counter-top. Can they go somewhere else? If the answer is yes, then it's time to purge the kitchen of all of the unnecessary items and move them to another location.

Kitchen cabinets that are highly accessorized come with pull-outs and roll-outs to make it easier to store pots, pans and cutlery away as well as easy access when you need to get to them. this way you don't have to fight with you kitchen to find your cooking hardware and will go a long way to de-cluttering a small space


Updating Kitchen Faucets


Old style faucets normally have a limited amount of functionality when compared to today's modern kitchen faucets and replacing them can make clean-up much easier. Just remember to choose according to the existing style of the kitchen. For instance an oil rubbed bronze faucet works well in a classic decorative kitchen while brushed nickel and satin are great for a contemporary design


Making A Small Kitchen Design Look Bigger


Organization is the key word in making a small kitchen function well. But it can also make the kitchen look bigger than it actually is. Still there are a few other things that will add to the illusion of a bigger kitchen like adding incandescent light under cabinets and ceiling to make the room seem bigger. Using colors that reflect light to make the kitchen seen taller and more spacious like whites and pastels





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Comments

Dec 17, 2009 5:08pm
george4
My wife and I are putting a small 11.5' x 5.3' kitchen in an old closet. We want a small kitchen upstairs and think this is going to be a lot of fun.

I have found there are a great deal of upper end appliances in 24" widths -- including a 24" gas cook top, 24" oven, and a 24x24x75"H frig.

Like all of the kitchen remodels we have done in the past. We know that time on the front end in planning is what makes it all come together.
Dec 18, 2009 10:48am
craig60
@ george4 Small dimensions for sure but doable when you think about It.
Good Luck and thanks for the comment
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