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Kitchen renovations continue to be one of the most popular home improvement projects. The kitchen is the hub of the home and having an updated, functional kitchen is both desirable and adds value to your home. Homes with beautiful and modern kitchens are a smart investment for the future.
Just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean there aren’t options for you. There are still things you can do to make the most of your small space that can add function and value to your kitchen and home. Here’s where an experienced renovation expert can help you. Four Elements Construction operating in the greater Edmonton area is a full-service home renovation specialist. They offer complete design and renovation services for every room in the house, including kitchens. Here are some Four Elements tips for renovating a smaller kitchen.
The biggest issue with small kitchens in an older home is the lack of counter space.
Kitchen renovations can find creative ways to use every inch of space for countertops not occupied by appliances. It might mean swapping out an extra-large double sink for a smaller sink. If you’re doing a major renovation and the structural integrity of your house allows it, you could open up the wall between the kitchen and dining room or living room. A peninsula can help divide rooms and give more countertop space and additional cabinets. Open concept homes are very popular for good reason!
If your current kitchen has space between your cabinets and ceiling, consider replacing your cabinetry with extra tall cabinets that reach the ceiling for additional storage space, or two rows of cabinetry by installing upper cabinets above your existing ones. Not only will these ideas give your small kitchen more functional storage space, they will also give it a more modern look.
You can also choose to install cabinets that have glass windows in the door instead of solid wood. This will bring the eye to the back of the cupboard and make the room look larger. This is only a good option if you can keep your cabinets organized and clear of clutter. If not, opt for solid wood doors.
Roll-out shelving inside deep cabinets can allow you to easily store and access more items. This effective storage solution will give you more space and easy access to the contents of your cabinets.
Light colours for your cabinets and wall colour will make your kitchen feel bigger. You can even choose to paint the walls the same or similar colour as your cabinets to erase any lines that might stop the eye. Light colours will also reflect light from both the light fixtures and the window, making the space feel even bigger. If you want to add colour, consider some bolder colours in the backsplash and decorative accents.
Four Elements works with the best construction trades in the greater Edmonton area. For our kitchen renovations and all that we do, we only use trades that we trust and who have demonstrated the finest quality work. Four Elements’ success is based on the referral and repeat business that comes with doing a professional job and providing exceptional customer service.
Our services include planning, design, and renovation for: kitchens and bathrooms, living and sleeping spaces, full home remodels, exterior remodels, home additions and new construction.