Small kitchens are sometimes hard to avoid. You find the mostly perfect house, but the only downside is the footprint for the kitchen is small. But don’t let that turn you away from a perfectly good home! There are plenty of ways to maximize the space!
Use both sides of the island
Having deep cabinets are sometimes nice, but things in the back are hard to get to and easy to forget about. Instead, add cabinet doors to both sides. That way, you have access to a lot more storage.
Taller upper cabinets
The biggest issue with small kitchens is storage. If you have the ceiling height, extend your cabinets taller. While the cabinets wont always be the easiest to reach. Storing seasonal items up there is a great way to keep them closer than a crawl space, attic, or garage.
Open up a pass through
If you can’t open up a wall entirely, a way to make a space feel much bigger is to create a pass through. Not feeling closed off in a kitchen can really make a whole home and space feel bigger.
Drawer and cabinet organizers
Something most people do is dedicate a whole drawer or section of their cabinet space to a single type of item. With organizers, it is easy to designate spots without having to waste precious storage space.
Less countertop space for more storage
While you may not want to sacrifice countertop space, it may be a smart trade off for more storage. Consider installing a pantry sized cabinet in lieu of more countertop space.