When you are a homeowner, you likely have a variety of ideas about how you would like your home to look and be. As such, you may have recently decided that a kitchen renovation is in order. However, if you have a small kitchen, you might not know how you can renovate your kitchen to maximize your space and to make it look and feel larger. Get to know a few ideas to help you with your small kitchen renovation project so you can start the process as soon as possible.
Think Vertically As Well As Horizontally
As you go about designing the new look for your kitchen, it is important to not only think in terms of horizontal design but also vertical. In other words, to maximize your space, you will want to build upwards rather than just across. Think about installing another row of high cabinets above your existing ones.
Now you may be thinking that these upper cabinets and shelves would be hard to reach. However, there is a solution for that as well. You can install a rolling ladder in your kitchen space. That way, you can move it around the kitchen to keep it out of the way when you are cooking, but you will also be able to quickly and easily access items that are on those highest cabinet shelves.
Use a Glossy Lacquer on Cabinets
While you may not be able to make your kitchen larger, you can make it appear to be larger using tricks of the eye. Glossy lacquer finishes on your cabinets can help you to do that. High gloss coatings on cabinets create a sheen that is so vivid that it is almost like a mirror. The reflection that you will see on the surface of the cabinets will give your kitchen the illusion of added depth and space which will, in turn, make your kitchen appear larger.
Install a Hanging Pot Rack
Limited cabinet space is a common challenge when it comes to small kitchens. If you do not currently have enough space for all of your kitchen items, a great solution could be to install a hanging pot rack over your kitchen island or other areas of your kitchen. This will allow you to add a decorative element to your kitchen as well as a functional one. Hanging your pots and pans will save cabinet space that you can put to other users while also making pots and pans more easily accessible.
With these ideas in mind, you can better begin your small kitchen renovation project. Contact a company like Kavin Construction for more information and assistance.