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.
It’s now 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 making your kitchen open-plan is a possibility. You need to appoint a builder, architect or surveyor first 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 created an open-plan space, you may have brought some extra light into your area already. This is a bonus as evoking lightness into a confined space helps volumise the room, giving the appearance of a larger size.
Consider the benefits of light-coloured cabinetry and counters to draw further brightness into your room and match those hues to your walls to create a clear-cut aesthetic. Some colour distinctions can always be introduced with carefully appointed mosaics and feature tiles if required.
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.
They also present an opportunity to show off your best kitchenware, trinkets or to bring in some of the natural environment, creating further positive energy and helping to enhance the profile of your compact kitchen.
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 colour consistent would be highly beneficial too. ABI ranges kitchen products in unique colours that include brushed brass, brushed copper, brushed gunmetal, brushed nickel and matte black.
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 already have. Try and streamline your worktops and surfaces by minimising or completely clearing away any bulky hardware, appliances or utilities.
If you are concerned that going minimalist might rid your kitchen of some of its natural warmth or charm, you can always introduce intrigue with a characterful kitchen sink or some stylish kitchen tapware.
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 and strategically incorporate some of our unique product range too. Book an appointment below.
For more information about renos, why not read our informative blog on 5 Home Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.