How Do I Make a Small Kitchen More Functional?

February 6, 2017

A small kitchen can leave you feeling suffocated and frustrated at the best of times. Luckily, with the help of a few adjustments and renovations, you can transform your small kitchen into a culinary hotspot that the whole family will enjoy. 

Here are Schrapper’s top tips to keep in mind the next time your goal is to make a small kitchen more functional. 

Invest in Custom-made Kitchen Cabinetry

Custom-made kitchen cabinetry is made according to your unique kitchen space, preferences, and requirements. As a result, you can have custom kitchen cabinetry made to provide you with additional space (for example, they can be more rectangular as opposed to square, so that you have more shelves available for storage). You can also have the depth of your kitchen cabinetry increased.

Get Rid of Clutter

If there aren’t many of you living in the house, having hundreds of mugs simply isn’t necessary – and can take up a lot of precious space without you even realizing it. Do a spring clean of all your cabinets and discard any crockery or utensils that you don’t need. You can sell it all online and make some extra money that you can put toward the design of your brand-new kitchen cabinetry!

Add a Kitchen Island

A kitchen island can give you extra counter space, not just for cooking but for placing utensils, spice jars, or other items that you use often. If you don’t have a lot of space for a kitchen island, consider adding a kitchen cart or a console area to keep items that you regularly need on hand. 

Replace Upper Cabinetry with Shelves

Cabinetry is great for space, but sometimes high cabinetry may not be functional for your kitchen (or look the best). Try adding shelves instead. It will provide easier access to your kitchen items, and it will also serve as a great display area for your beautiful dishes or fine china.

Get Organized

When you cannot afford to lose any space, you need to get organized. Open your cabinetry and look for ways to save space. You could get lid organizers for your pots and pans, organizers for your spices, or hampers for your grocery items. A dish rack is also an efficient way to use up your space as opposed to a large dishwasher.  

Use Lighter Colors

Lighter colors can make your kitchen look and feel a lot larger. Try a light palette for your countertops, walls, and cabinetry. White cabinetry can help to spread light around your kitchen and make your room look bigger. Even opting for lighter utensils and pots and pans can make a difference.  

Consider Storage Systems.

For the most part, concealed storage can help you to create a functional kitchen and keep bulky items out of sight. Try cabinetry that can be tucked into your kitchen island or pull-out pantries. You can even keep baskets in cabinetry depending on the amount of space you have. 

The best way to make your small kitchen functional is to consult a kitchen designer, who will help you to find creative solutions to maximize your kitchen space. Our Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry, Inc. team has kitchen design experts who can help you open up your kitchen space and find designs that work for you. 

For more information on how you can successfully make a small kitchen more functional, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry, Inc. With a specialization in kitchen remodeling and design, we are the experts that you can count on for quality!

Contact our team to make your small kitchen more functional today!