How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

Ottawa Renovation ContractorA great kitchen is one that is functional, attractive, and has the perfect amount of "flow". If the kitchen in your Ottawa home is smaller than average, achieving all of those things might seem impossible. However, no matter what size your kitchen is, if you utilize the space in a smart and creative way, you can create a comfortable, attractive, and workable environment.

The first thing you want to concentrate on when you're renovating a kitchen is making sure that it's perfect for the way you use it. But if you're kitchen is very small, you'll also need to put a strong emphasis on storage. The professionals renovators at Milowen General Contracting can help you design the perfect kitchen, no matter how much (or little) space you have.

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of a kitchen with limited space:

Focus on the Most Important Details First

When you're working with a smaller place, you need to be certain that you're using all of the space wisely. Consider the ways that you use your Ottawa home's kitchen the most and start there with the design:

  • If you cook frequently, make that the focus on the space. A food prep area, chopping block, and stainless steel surface can be fit into a smaller space and make cooking much easier. Stainless steel can also be used to place hot pans or cooked foods.
  • If you're interested in baking, the most important part of your kitchen renovations will be a proper countertop.
  • If you use the kitchen to socialize or it's where your kids do homework, be sure to include a great seating area first and foremost.

Kitchen Islands

If you have a small kitchen in your Ottawa home, a kitchen island is a must-have! Counter-tops are prime real estate in your kitchen, and putting in a kitchen island is the only way you can create more of it. Kitchen islands are very versatile as well: you can use them for storage, as a food prep area, or even an eating space with the addition of a few chairs.

Work with Your Lighting

The lighting of any room can dramatically change the way that it feels, and smaller kitchens can feel a lot bigger with atmospheric lighting. Pendant lights in the eating area, incandescent lighting underneath upper cabinets, or spot lighting above the counters can make the kitchen feel warmer, more open, and more comfortable.

Each of these things can have a huge effect on how well you work in the space and how comfortable and attractive it is. Our professional renovators will work with you ensure that the changes to your kitchen are perfect for your home, no matter how large or small your kitchen is.

If you're looking for kitchen renovations in Ottawa, call Milowen General Contracting at 613-742-0800, or fill out our online request form.