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Kitchen Plans to Maximize Your Small Space

The logical way to attack a small kitchen renovation is by maximizing the space already available. You will make the most of your remodeling budget by modifying the existing room plan by constructing it fit your wants and life style.

After you have given some consideration to maximizing area you have, try to enlarge your kitchen plans. Perhaps your kitchen has a connecting breakfast nook or cozy dining space. These are perfect places to add space to your new design. Try to expand your existing kitchen space. Opening up your floor plan and creating an eat in style of kitchen with seating room at an island or peninsula type of cabinet plan rather than a table and chairs in a near by room works well. If space is still tight check out utilizing an island mounted on casters that can easily be rolled out of the way when not in use. Does your current design allow you to open up an existing wall and put in a built in pantry?

You should also consider the idea of getting rid of any kitchen soffits and running the new cabinets all the way up to the ceiling. While things on the top shelves may be tougher to reach on a regular basis this is the logical storage area for seasonal items or things you don’t use on a regular basis like a fondue pot, wok or trivets.

Add to your counter area by opting for appliances planned for small-scale kitchens. Installing a new microwave range vent combination unit can open up valued counter area where the microwave once sat. Pay special attention to the various choices available for under cabinet appliance units. Perhaps a television, electric can opener or even a computer can gain you extra counter top area.

Check out a counter depth refrigerator. These refrigerators are planned not to exceed the depth of a common work top and will provide more kitchen floor room than typical refrigerators that are 30 plus inches in depth. Remember to use the area above the refrigerator. Install full depth cabinet atop the refrigerator into the kitchen plans rather then a standard 12 inch deep cabinet.

Light and color can play an important role in producing the perception of more space. A bump-out kitchen window or even a sky light can add to the bigger feel you want to make in your new kitchen. Dark colors tend to close in a space. Select light wood tones or light stain hues for the cabinets. Lighter and neutral tints are perfect for tiny spaces but feel free to jazz it up a bit. Take the opportunity to toy with some warmer colors. Add some bolder colors to a tile backsplash. Bright yellows, electric blues and bright orange are good options here. Try out lighter paint in your new space to give it the perfect look and feel.

Implement these tips to your tiny kitchen design. You might just realize you have more space than you think and you will certainly delight in using your bigger more beautiful kitchen.

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