September 12th, 2016 5:09pm
Not everyone has a large and spacious kitchen in their home. Sometimes you need to simply work with what you have, no matter how small the space is. Below are a few ideas for a small modern kitchen design.
Chances are if you have a smaller kitchen you will want to utilize as much of the space that you can. That means NOT leaving your appliances out on the counter - which can, in turn, make a space seem cluttered. But, if you do have appliances you like to use such as a blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc you can hide these products away when not in use.
- Appliance Garages: An appliance garage utilizes space underneath your counters or via pantries. They are simple boxed areas with a shelf that is spring-loaded. The outside looks like a regular cabinet, but inside is the place where you can store all the appliances.
- Roll-Out Drawers: These are installed below the counters - even closer toward the toe-kick of the cabinets. These drawers have a large and deep design, which gives you plenty of room to keep your appliances in.
If you have a lot of pots and pans you can also install a pot rack over the counters. This frees up a lot of valuable storage space, while also being a good conversational centerpiece for your kitchen.
When you have a small kitchen, the last thing you want is to feel claustrophobic when using it. This is why a modern kitchen design may include completely doing away with any walls in the kitchen vicinity. The open and airy look is a allows you to take advantage of snug corners and make it look more spacious.
Adding glass to a modern kitchen design such as glass cabinet doors or a glass backsplash is another way to make a kitchen look bigger than it actually is. This is because the light refracts off of the surfaces and creates a mirror image.
When it comes to your countertops, flooring, and cabinets its also important for you to choose the right colors for a small kitchen. Monochromatic colors such as light bright whites or grey hues can create the impression of spaciousness - even if the space is small.
When you have a small kitchen you may feel like you won't have enough room to enjoy an eat-in kitchen. But, did you know that with a modern kitchen design you can actually create a fold down table? These tables aren't huge by any means, but they can easily fit from 1-4 people, depending on the space you have. When not in use, simply fold the table down - or create a pocket to push the table into so that it's flush with the wall.
Many people don't realize that when you have a small kitchen, painting the ceiling the same color as the rest of the kitchen can make it seem smaller than it really is. Instead, if you use a shade or two lighter, you will create the illusion of the ceilings being higher than they really are - which makes the kitchen look much larger than it really is.
No matter what size your kitchen is, when you're ready to remodel in the Scottsdale area, contact Good Guys Remodeling at 480.696.3524.
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