SMALL KITCHEN RENOVATION: BIG IMPACT WITH A SMALL SPACE
It can feel creatively restricting to have a compact kitchen space. The walls could appear to be closing in along with a crushing sense of creative potential. However, you should never feel constricted by space constraints. On the contrary, a limited space could help you better focus on the relatively straightforward adjustments that can be made to open up the interior design possibilities.
So it’s time to turn any perceived limitations into an opportunity and to overcome kitchen claustrophobia by exploring the five significant impacts you could make with a small kitchen renovation.
1. CONSIDER THE OPEN-PLAN POSSIBILITIES
Space efficiency is everything in a small kitchen. However, before you do anything, consider whether turning your kitchen into an open-plan place is a possibility. For this to be determined, you need to appoint a builder, architect or surveyor to determine whether any dividing wall is a load-bearing wall. Suppose it isn’t, and you have overcome any building permission and regulatory hurdles. In that case, you could be well on the way to turning your compact kitchen into something altogether more impactful.
By clearing that wall space, you give the illusion of a greater sized kitchen that draws in some of the positive energy and light from your surrounding areas. A kitchen countertop could now be easily incorporated into this new open plan area to allow the space to flow seamlessly and to add an extra dimension.
2. LIGHTEN UP YOUR SPACE
If you have already created an open-plan space, you may have brought some extra light into your area. This is a bonus as evoking lightness into a confined space works to help volumise the room, giving the appearance of a larger size.
Consider the benefits of white cabinetry and counter space to draw further brightness into your room and match the hues to your walls to maximise the clear-cut aesthetic. Some colour distinctions can always be introduced with mosaics and feature tiles if needed.
3. INCORPORATE OPEN SHELVING
To create more space in your compact kitchen, consider the benefits of open shelving instead of traditional style cabinetry. Open shelves free up more wall space and present you with the option to minimise those areas of clutter, presenting a more organically open environment. Also, you can use these spaces to show off your best kitchenware, trinkets or bring some of the natural environment into your home, creating further positive energy.
4. CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR FINISHES
Selecting the right tapware finishes can have a significant impact on your small kitchen renovation. They can bring strength and distinction into your space and greatly influence the overall ambience of your design.
Consider the aesthetic benefits of coloured tapware to draw a point of difference into your kitchen, for instance. Equally important is choosing the finishes for your cabinetry handles and knobs and the often-overlooked kitchen accessories that can bring more meaning into your space. Keeping all these finishes consistent would be highly beneficial too.
ABI ranges kitchen products in six distinctive colours: brushed brass, brushed copper, brushed gunmetal, brushed nickel, matte black, and conventional chrome.
5. DECLUTTER YOUR KITCHEN
It costs nothing to declutter, and it’s arguably the easiest way to free up space in any room to make the most of what you have. Try and streamline your worktops and surfaces by minimising or completely clearing away any bulky hardware, appliances or utilities. You can always introduce some intrigue into your kitchen with a characterful kitchen sink.
BOOK A DESIGN CONSULTATION FOR YOUR SMALL KITCHEN RENOVATION
The best way to achieve the perfect small kitchen renovation is to book a design consultation with our team. They will guide you through the various options you can achieve by strategically incorporating our unique product range. Book an appointment below.
For more information about renos, why not read our blog on 5 Home Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.