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Make The Most Of Your Small Kitchen

May 7, 2008
Many people get frustrated by the lack of work and storage space available in their small kitchens. This is a problem that is common to many of us. The good news is that there is something that can be done. With a well thought out kitchen remodel you can maximize the space that you already have and create space that you never knew existed!

Maximize Your Kitchen Space

The most important thing to do when remodeling your kitchen is to make the most of the space that is available to you. The first step is to ensure that you have enough storage space for all your kitchen necessities.

Storage space is of utmost importance. The last thing that you want is a cluttered kitchen, with groceries and kitchen utensils piled up all over the place. A disorderly kitchen can create a stifling and unbearable effect. To avoid this you need to maximize your kitchen's storage space.

Making More Room

To create more space in a small kitchen you need to be creative. Why not install floor to ceiling kitchen cupboards? Of course, this will require a small stepladder or foot stool, but it can be very effective. Make sure that the top shelves are used for items that are not used often, while the bottom, easily accessible shelves are used for items that are used most frequently. To maximize your under counter storage space you can fit rotating cupboard shelves on the corners of any kitchen fitting. Make sure that no space is wasted or inaccessible.

Once you've made as much storage as you can, there are some tips that you can follow to create even more room for yourself. Installing slightly deeper counter tops will give you more room to work, and getting rid of your center island will create a more open looking and feeling area in your kitchen. You want to be sure that you are keeping storage in mind each time you think about remodeling.

Make More Space

Small details can have a big effect on the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Examples of this include the size of your kitchen carpet and the placement of your lighting. A smaller kitchen carpet can make the general area appear larger, while smaller light fittings that are installed close to the ceiling can make your kitchen feel more open and inviting.

Select the appropriate furniture for your small kitchen. Removing a kitchen table and replacing it with a counter with stools will also maximize your working area. The stools should be narrow enough so that they can be tucked under the kitchen counter after use.

At first, a small kitchen remodeling job may seem like a big headache but, with the right attitude and some inventive ideas, it is possible to create an open, inviting, comfortable kitchen!
About the Author
William Scott has authored several articles on kitchen decor. His site http://KitchenDecorTips.com, offers further insights into doing small kitchen remodeling.
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