Cramped Kitchen? Start creating more space from small DIY improvements to large Kitchen Hacks.
To make the most out of your kitchen you need to be creative with the space. Without doing a major renovation and utilizing these ideas, you can make your small Kitchen feel Large again!
Single Bowl Sink...
Choosing the right kitchen sink. Your sink is one of the most used features in your household. It is important to make sure you choose the right one, but also important to choose the one that is right for the space available. If you are in the market for a new construction home or just trying to create a little more counter space for your existing home. Getting rid of your old standard size double bowl sink and upgrading to a new and more efficient Single Bowl Sink may especially be a good idea if you typically only use one side of the sink.
Dining Room Built-Ins
If you do not want to spend the money on custom built-in cabinetry in the Dining Area or Eat-in Kitchen. Look for a used book-cases or glass-front cases that could be refinished or painted to store your dishes. This may force you to take a few extra steps when putting the dishes away but the amount of cabinet space you gain can be worth it. Try even replacing the cabinet doors with glass facing. Guest will look past the frame of the built-ins and into the depth of the cabinets. Making the room feel not so cramped.
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Using a Kitchen Cart
Kitchen islands are popular and a favorite for some. But, if your limited on floor space you may not be able to have this as permanent feature. Fortunately there is an alternative! Homeowners are becoming creative by utilizing carts that can be easily move into the center of the floor when prepping food and then wheel it out of the way finished.
Blind Corner Cabinet
Do you have a corner cabinet that has a lot of wasted space? Some kitchens are designed with a Lazy Susan cabinet, but still lack good use of space. Consider installing an efficient organizer that will allow you to fit more dishes in such a waste of space. Items that are rarely used should be stored away in the blind corner cabinet.
With a little demolition you can easily open up your kitchen. Gain more square footage by consulting with a professional contractor to find out how you could open up your small kitchen and convert it into a large Eat-in kitchen. Start enjoying the time spent meal prepping as you can now conversate with family as they visit with you. With today's technology, making a hard decision on these types of remodels doesn't have to be difficult. Using virtually remodeling and decorating websites it is possible to see what the finished remodeled project will look like before you get started. What helpful tips to do you have that helped you gain more valuable space in your kitchen?
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