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Is your kitchen dark and gloomy? Do you find it difficult to locate the things that you need to cook, bake or serve meals? If you are unhappy with the look or layout of your kitchen, a kitchen renovation is in order. One of the best decisions I have ever made was hiring a remodeling contractor to assist me with the renovation of my kitchen. This contractor had some great ideas for storage, organization and layout that I never would have thought of. If you are considering renovation work in your home, this blog can help you find ways that a remodeling contractor can help you make the most of the project.


make the most of renovation projects

Remodeling Tips For Small Kitchens

Ronald Hayes

The kitchen is a very important room for most homes. It's a space where friends and family tend to gather for both cooking and entertaining. Ideally, most homeowners would prefer to have a spacious kitchen with plenty of room to entertain and cook. In reality, many kitchens are smaller than what is desired. The good news is that there are a few advantages when it comes to having a smaller kitchen. They are easier and cheaper to remodel. Which means that a carefully planned renovation can make the kitchen a show stopper. 

Use Quality Materials

Certain materials such as granite, marble, and slate are popular for kitchen floors, backsplashes, and countertops. The problem that many homeowners run in to is that these materials can be very pricey, especially for a large kitchen. The good news for those with small kitchens is that the overall cost of a small kitchen renovation is less than that of an average size kitchen. Remodeling a small kitchen costs somewhere between $5,000 and $15,000. The average cost of a kitchen remodel is between $11,252 and $28,695. Since smaller kitchens have less surface area, homeowners can use higher quality materials and appliances and still end up spending less than they would renovating a large kitchen. 

Make Use Of Mirrors

When it comes to remodeling a small kitchen, the goal is often to make the space look bigger. One way to do this is through the addition of mirrors. Mirrors often look out of place in large kitchens but are a great choice for smaller spaces. Adding mirrored panels to the walls can make the space look larger and more inviting. Other places where mirrors can be used include backsplashes and even cabinet faces. Mirrors also have the added benefit of reflecting light and making the space seem open and airy.

Create An Open Floor Plan

One thing that can make a small kitchen feel much bigger is an open floor plan. Creating an open floor plan usually involves removing a wall. The average cost of removing a non-load-bearing wall is around $2,500 to $3,000. Unfortunately that cost can be in the tens of thousands for load bearing walls. For those who want to have an open feel but don't want to undertake the full cost of removing a load-bearing wall there are other options. Half or knee walls can help create better sight lines without as much added expense.

Kitchen remodeling is a great way to add value to a home. Small kitchens can be greatly improved with a renovation. Less space means it will be less costly to use high quality material and appliances. Small kitchens also benefit from the use of mirrors and taking down walls to create an open floor plan.Contact a business, such as Interior Expressions.