There’s a funny quality behind kitchen refurbishment and upgrade. If you’re remodeling your home, redoing the kitchen can bring a lot of value to the premises. However, you can also over-extend yourself easily. There’s a balance to achieve here. Kitchen remodel will bring you plenty of ROI—that’s Return On Investment—when done right.
Strategically Maximizing Your Kitchen Space
However, fail to plan carefully, or get too ambitious, and you can find your kitchen turn into a money pit quickly. Thankfully, smaller kitchens don’t seem to have this problem as bad as larger kitchens. There are several reasons for that, but chiefly, a smaller kitchen simply doesn’t lend itself to the expanded expense. There isn’t the space for heavy spending.
But when you get right down to it, whether you go with an expensive remodel or one that brings value above your spending, the final result boils down to what you want in your home. With that in mind, in this writing, we’ll cover kitchen upgrade ideas for tiny spaces that span the gamut of expensive and cost-effective additions.
The Addition Of Prep Areas, “Islands”, Or Both
Prep areas for food don’t have to be massive. For example, do you have a pull-out drawer next to the sink? Pull the drawer all the way, make it a little more shallow, and install a slide-out wooden cutting board. The board stays hidden when you don’t need it, and pulls right out when you do.
This is a pretty simple upgrade that even novices can do if they go slow and get all their measurements right from the outset. This isn’t your only option for adding a prep area, either. A hinged cutting board can be added which simply bends out when you need it, and goes away just as easily.
Bring The “Garden” Inside With Some Greenery
Greenery is quite important for your kitchen. If you don’t have it in the crisper of the fridge, you may want to add it in terms of spider plants, English ivy, flowers, spinach, onions, or sweetgrass. What plants do you like? Which foliage moves you? Adding it in the kitchen out of the way of preparation, but squarely in view, can do much to provide tranquility in food prep.
Also, when you’ve got plants in the kitchen, they’re pretty easy to water. You’re already by the sink and you’ll likely be in and out of that kitchen all day when you’re home. Keeping the plants healthy is as simple as remembering to water them amidst your daily routine!
Adding Kitchen Cabinets To Expand Storage And Style
Kitchen cabinets are a necessity in almost any kitchen. If you don’t have cabinets, you’ve got some sort of shelving arrangement or drawers. Drawers are likely to be part of a cabinet. Well, with tiny kitchens, you can add cabinets or reconfigure them to more appropriately match the constraints of the space. At this site are a variety of kitchen cabinets to choose from.
Something many homeowners today are doing is applying RTA cabinetry to their tiny kitchen space. RTA stands for “Ready To Assemble”. Essentially, you can design cabinets to order, such that they take up exactly as much space in your kitchen as is convenient for regular preparation.
Double Prep Area Space With A Tiny Sink And Its Cover
If you’ve got a tiny sink, measure it out and add a wooden cover that’s flush to the countertop. This can be used as additional preparation space, and cleaning is as simple as rinsing it off before leaning it against the wall behind the sink when you’re done.
A Table That Floats, And Can Be Retractable As Necessary
Floating or “hinged” tables look cool and make it easy for you to prepare food and serve it in a tiny space. You can seat three or four people at a table that folds against the wall with a hinge and is secured with a few supports that feature a bending “elbow” and a locking mechanism to keep the floating table secure.
These are an easy addition, they take up almost no space, and such tables can double as preparation areas. Especially for small kitchens, a floating table makes a lot of sense.
A Tiny Space With Big Utility
Even though your kitchen may be very small, that doesn’t mean you can’t give it the feel of a larger space through several upgrades, refurbishments, replacements, or even minor augmentations. Adding islands or a prep area can do a lot for your tiny kitchen.
Expanding existing greenery in the kitchen makes it feel more organic and peaceful. Cabinets expand storage utility and style and can be made above the head level so you don’t lose any prep space.
That said, adding prep spaces through augmenting your sink makes a lot of sense, and a floating table that can be tucked away or flattened against a wall increases what you’re able to do with space.
Some of these may or may not work for your kitchen. At the very least, hopefully, you’ve got some imagination fodder to help inform your designs for remodel going forward.