Remodeling any kitchen can be a bit of a challenge at times, and small kitchens tend to make the process feel even more frustrating. “There’s never enough room!” and “My kitchen is too small to look good” are common comments we get from lots of Salem homeowners.
At Blackdog Design/Build/Remodel, we say that a small kitchen can look and feel awesome! You just need to know where to start and how to create a space that flows well for you.
Need some help framing your New Hampshire small kitchen remodel? Follow along with our design and build experts while we assess what makes a small, cramped kitchen into a comfortable part of your home (that you can really fall in love with!).
Literally any space can be made up to look pretty, or luxurious. That’s not really the problem with a smaller kitchen. The problem is making it look great, while also keeping the kitchen functional. To accomplish this, you need to establish flow and add space in whatever ways you can to minimize clutter and optimize working space.
How do you do this? There are actually lots of ways! Here are some of our biggest and most popular small kitchen additions:
One the framework is done, it’s time to add color. And, believe it or not, this can potentially be the most important step! The wrong use of color, like too many deep tones or heavy use of excessive brights, will quickly turn a small space into a cramped one. Instead look for lighter, airier colors that make the room open up.
We’re particularly fond of pairing quartz countertops with modern stainless steel appliances and a monochrome color scheme. Depth, visual appeal, and space-opening for the eyes all at once!
A small kitchen (in most cases) is not the place for heavy pendant lights or chandeliers! But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with 90s-chic track lighting. Recessed lights, under-cabinet lighting, light, artsy pendant lights, and wall sconces can all brighten up your space and give you plenty of task lighting without bulking the room.
Think your small kitchen is doomed to feel more like a closet than an important part of your home? We disagree! Contact the kitchen remodel experts at Blackdog and we’ll help you build the custom kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, but never thought you could have.