We all have our own dream kitchens in mind. Building own dream kitchen however, is a sure challenge in itself; but when living in a highly urban neighborhood like New York for example, and faced with space limitations, building our dream kitchens can become more challenging. Some people have nonetheless functional kitchens but still plan kitchen remodeling in order to maximize all the functionality their small space can offer. Kitchen remodeling projects are fun, but these require extensive planning in order to successfully apply both functionality and design. So in order to help you achieve your dream NYC kitchen despite a limited space, here are a few tips you need to keep in mind:
Concentrate on functionality by scaling down appliances – Huge, state-of-the-art appliances sure give you some bragging rights; however, when faced with some space limitations, you need to put function before size. Remember that there are lots of compact, yet functional appliances. Always make sure you get the most of every inch of space you have by putting functionality before size.
Free some space by removing overhead cabinets/cupboards – One trick that works in making small spaces appear wide is by opening up the space by removing bulky fixtures like overhead kitchen cabinets. Trade in these cupboards for open storage so that it will be easier for you to find and reach items, while making the space look wider.
Combine elements, colors and materials – Sometimes, the only resolution homeowners decide on when remodeling their small kitchens is to make them look bigger through design. This can be done by combining the right colors and materials. Consult a designer on what materials and colors go best together in making a small space look bigger. Your designer will not only advise you on what will make you kitchen wider, but will also design your space to maximize your kitchen’s functionality while reflecting your personality.
These are only some of the many ways on how you can get the most out of a small kitchen. Remember that a limited space does not have to limit the usefulness of your kitchen space. Making a small kitchen word only takes some creativity, practicality, and being realistic when it comes to choosing the right fixtures, materials and appliances. You may be limited in space, but your creativity in making your small kitchen look great can be boundless.