The kitchen is a very important part of the home. To some degree, this could even be considered the heart of every home considering the fact that this is where we nourish our families. However, from time to time, functional issues in the kitchen come up. And when these times come, most of us will want to do a kitchen remodel to address these issues. However, doing a remodel is not always that easy even when dealing with a tight space. In New York City for example, people are used to working with small kitchens. No matter how small it is, just as long as they have the basic functions, it can work. However, would it not be great to have not just the basic functions of a kitchen? Would it not be great to have a small kitchen and still have more? Doing an NYC renovation sure is a challenge, but that is not an excuse to allow your kitchen to be small and dull. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to maximize small kitchen spaces through a remodel:
- Focus on efficiency – When you have a very limited space to work with, the most important thing you need to make sure is that you fill such space with items that actually work. Fill each space with an item that is sure to play an important function in the kitchen. However, make sure that each item is made to fit small spaces. You would not want to include full-size refrigerators and dishwashers in a small kitchen remodel, right?
- Capitalize on your floor, sink and counters – No matter how small your space is, do not hesitate to capitalize on features that will make you kitchen pop. Your kitchen floor is an important element that will give it character and help in creating an illusion of space. Go for lighter shades to make the floor area appear wider. Also, do not forget to invest in a quality sink and counter top. You will be doing a lot of work on these things, so never take them for granted.
- Maximize corners and other usable, convertible spaces – Most of the time, space maximization is all about converting unused spaces for something function. Those counter corners can actually be used as extra shelving space for paper towels or cleaning materials. And that extra cabinet space on top of your stove can actually hold the microwave. Creativity and resourcefulness is key when dealing with a small kitchen. There should be no unused space. Everything needs to work functionally.
Space maximization techniques are very important when doing an NYC renovation. We should not just be content with the small space we have, we need to think creatively and make it something small but functional. Keep these tips in mind and make your small NYC kitchen sizzle through a remodel.