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  • Remodeling a Small Kitchen

    Remodeling a small kitchen should ideally minimize clutter, increase efficiency and connect the room to the rest of the house to expand the kitchen space. Each design decision should make the kitchen more functional.

    Ideas for minimizing clutter in a kitchen include stacking cabinets in two rows to increase storage space. Try using built-in spice racks and vertical tray slots that help to organize small or oddly shaped items. Eat-in kitchens can also reduce clutter by using chairs without arms or stools that fit under a counter.

    Removing doors or a wall from a small room improves traffic flow and opens the kitchen to the other rooms. Installing cabinets and appliances that extend the same distance from the wall streamlines the kitchen. As in any kitchen, the stove or cooktop, refrigerator and sink should be within a step or two of each other to prepare food efficiently. Details such as glass-fronted cabinets and a light color tone can make a small kitchen feel light and airy. Also, adding pendant lights and under-the-counter lighting allows for a greater workspace.

    Replace standard countertop material around the sink with a wood butcher block or with granite remnants, which gives you more space for food preparation.  Granite remnants are a lot more economical than purchasing a whole slab. Countertop Remnants Atlanta has inexpensive granite remnants and leftover granite pieces at incredible, hard to beat prices. Dark wood cabinets are also used as a great effect when contrasted with a brilliant backsplash.  Increase the storage capacity of a small kitchen by installing cabinets with multiple drawers and storage compartments. Small cabinets make good use of unused wall space. If you have the room, try adding storage space with a kitchen island and as a table setting for two Choose cabinets with two or three compartments. Drawers can be substituted for one larger cabinet.

    In conclusion, some great decorating tips for small kitchen are mixing different shades, creating contrast with light and dark, adding light toned countertops, tiling a mosaic backsplash in neutral colors, and updating wall colors for a subtle, yet dramatic change.