Having an open floor plan kitchen that opens up to the rest of the home is extremely popular. It solidifies the kitchen as the heart of the home instead of hiding it away. It allows a kitchen to be a place to cook, but also a place to entertain, and a place for the family to gather for some quality time. However, not everyone has the luxury of tearing down walls and opening up your kitchen. For those of you who are trying to make the most of a small kitchen, here are a few design ideas.
Customize your cabinets and countertops
A small kitchen requires a lot of planning and organization. The first step to making a small kitchen functional is to customize your kitchen cabinets. Custom cabinetry is the only way to ensure that you are utilizing every inch of your kitchen to make it functional and efficient, as well as saying something personal about your style.
Organizing your kitchen cabinets
When we are designing your cabinets and countertops it’s important to talk about what you are going to store in your cabinets, what type of kitchen utensils and appliances you need to have in your kitchen, as well as taking little things into account, like where to place your spices, cleaning products, Tupperware, etc. There is so much more to a kitchen than just plates and pots and pans.
Adding wall space in your kitchen
It’s hard to add more wall space if you don’t have it, and we can only hang cabinets on the walls that are available. However, there are a few ways to add more storage space without having to add a wall somewhere.
Use the sides of your cabinets to build small shelves or other organizational units to house specific kitchen items.
Use the inside of cabinet doors to design hanging space or custom design the inside of cabinets to fit specific items.
Pots and pans can easily be hung from racks mounted on the ceiling. If you have room for a kitchen island, we can custom design the island to fit your kitchen, hanging the pots and pans above the island for that classic country charm.
Fit cabinets all the way to the ceiling for more storage space, or allow for a space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling, using this space for decorative items that will look good on display and help add personal touches to your kitchen design.
Extendable kitchen countertops
The more you can design your cabinetry to organize everything in your kitchen, giving everything a place to live, the more you’ll free up counter space for when you are cooking and working in the kitchen.
The sink in a small kitchen sometimes feels like it’s taking up too much valuable space. Talk to our design team about custom designing a kitchen countertop that will expand and fold over the sink, adding extra counter space or work space in your kitchen.
Custom kitchen cabinetry in Kansas
There’s no limit to what we can do by customizing beautiful cabinetry and countertops. If you need to upgrade your small kitchen to make it more functional and efficient, talk to us and we’ll help you find the best kitchen cabinetry and kitchen countertop solutions to maximize the space in your kitchen.