When you live in a house with a small kitchen, space is at a premium. Nonetheless, these kitchens have their own unique charm because they’re easy to maintain and more practical for small families. In a traditional large kitchen, a homeowner might cross the room throughout the meal preparation process, while a smaller kitchen can be made by simply reaching or turning.
One of the unique challenges presented by a smaller kitchen design is how to make the most efficient use of the space. At The Window Store in Minnesota, we use kitchen refacing to help homeowners make better use of their space. Here’s how we can help.
The Beauty of Kitchen Refacing
In most kitchen remodeling projects, the goal is to create an improved or updated appearance in the kitchen undergoing renovation. Kitchen cabinet replacement is typically quite costly, and it also requires a good deal of demolition.
However, if a kitchen’s cabinets are in good shape, a home remodeling team can replace their exterior details, a process known as refacing. This is less expensive, less time-consuming, better for the environment, and far less invasive than a traditional remodeling project. With kitchen refacing, the home improvement team will typically replace external elements such as the cabinet’s surfaces and hardware as well as updating the countertops.
Check out these great kitchen refacing tips for updating your kitchen to get more out of your space.
1. Integrate Natural Elements.
Natural elements like wood, quartz, and granite can create a much more inviting space in your kitchen. Our design team can help you create a look that works well in your home.
2. Use Lighter, Warmer Kitchen Colors.
When your kitchen cabinets are very dark, it can make the space feel crowded. Bright, light neutrals, on the other hand, can open everything up. Lean on warmer shades to give your kitchen a toasty, welcoming energy.
3. Update Your Lighting.
One of the most common design mistakes in kitchens is poor lighting. Lighting is often too bright in some areas while leaving dark spots in others. Consider adding lighting underneath your cabinets to create a warm glow throughout the workspace, removing some of the shadows and brightening things up.
4. Get More From Your Island.
In a larger kitchen, an island can help you create more counter space and give your family a spot to hang out while you prepare a meal. But if your kitchen is much smaller, it might be worth reconsidering the value or placement of your island.
Call The Window Store to Schedule Your Kitchen Refacing Project
If your kitchen feels small and efficient, you don’t have to rip out the cabinets and start fresh to get a dreamy kitchen you’ll love cooking and living in. You’d be surprised to see how dramatically a kitchen refacing project can alter the space.
Our experienced kitchen design team can help you work with what you have to make the most of your existing cabinets and counters. To connect with a Twin Cities kitchen refacing contractor, give us a call at 612.353.5780 or fill out this form to get your free consultation and project estimate today.