Kitchen Design Tips for Small Kitchens

Working in a small kitchen can be frustrating with the limited counter space, storage space, and space to move around in. It doesn’t have to be this way if you’re ready to remodel your kitchen with the help of a quality kitchen designer like us at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center. Here are a few kitchen design tips and ideas for small kitchens.

  • Consider slide away bar seating: If you have a small kitchen that doesn’t really allow for any dining table either, you could add a small bar counter with bar stools that can be slid underneath and out of the way when not in use. This way, you can enjoy a designated spot for dining that won’t take up much space while also using the bar as additional counterspace while cooking.
  • Optimize every space: If your kitchen is oddly shaped or has corners that don’t really work for your current setup, you can choose a kitchen design that is better for optimizing every inch of space. You can have custom cabinetry built to fit with odd angles and fill corners without leaving any empty space. You could also add slim cabinetry or drawers to fit between the fridge and the oven.
  • Consider floating shelves: For small kitchens, we often suggest wall cabinetry, but the wrong cabinets can make the small space feel even more cramped. Another option is creating a feel of openness with floating shelves instead.
  • Choose the right colors and lighting: A lack of lighting and natural lighting paired with darker colors can easily make your kitchen feel even smaller. With the right kitchen design, you can choose to add more natural lighting, better light fixtures, and lighter colors to create the illusion of a larger space.

There are plenty of ways to transform your small kitchen into a seemingly larger space with a quality kitchen design. These are just a few tips and ideas to get you started. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.