Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home and there are many reasons to do a kitchen remodel. It could be to update appliances or buy smaller ones, or to expand the kitchen, especially if it is a smaller kitchen. When doing a small kitchen remodel, make sure it is a pleasant place to hang out, is functional, and easy to use. Make a list of what you want to do after setting a budget.
When doing a small kitchen remodel, the first thing to do is set a budget because this is a project that can be expensive. You want to make sure you don’t run out of money in the middle of the project. If your budget allows, you can do a complete kitchen remodel that includes replacing countertops, cabinets, floors, and buying new appliances. This may also involve hiring a remodeling contractor because, with complete renovations, you’ll want to make sure everything is done in accordance with local building codes. Many people cannot afford such a large expense, so they do small things. One important thing to do when doing a small kitchen remodel is to maximize space. Use items that are functional and decorative.
An example would be a pot rack that can be mounted on the ceiling. By installing it, you can free up cabinet and counter space. It can also add visual interest to the area. The same purpose can be achieved by mounting hooks under cabinets to hold coffee cups. Using the space under cabinets can be a great place to hang items so you can free up counter space. To increase usable space, you can swap out a large kitchen table for a smaller table, remove a large center island, or add built-in shelves. Use brightly colored curtains when choosing one to decorate your windows. Don’t overload your walls with a lot of decorative items, as this will make the room appear smaller.
Two easy ways to start your small kitchen remodel is to change the cabinet hardware or repaint the kitchen. You can also paint or stain your kitchen cabinets. When painting the walls, keep the colors light to give the illusion of more space. Also let in as much natural light as you can into the room. If you decide to re-coat the floor, use larger tiles to give an illusion of larger space as well. You can also replace some of the kitchen appliances, as you might change your large refrigerator if you no longer need a large one for a smaller one. To gain more counter space when replacing the countertop, replace your larger sink with a smaller one.