Consumers can remodel a small kitchen by choosing smaller appliances, optimizing storage spaces, building or installing multipurpose areas and choosing lighting and colors that make the kitchen appear larger. Remodelers can also build accessories into walls, behind doors or in drawers to save space in a small kitchen.
Manufacturers such as Bosch and General Electric offer appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators and ovens that are smaller in size and suitable for a small kitchen. Remodelers can also install cabinets that are taller rather than wider and have different shelving options to help maximize space. To save space taken up by a kitchen table, people remodeling a small kitchen can add an island or purchase a storage cart on wheels. Remodelers can also remove walls that are not load-bearing or cut pass-throughs that allow for eating space with seating in the adjacent room.
Lighter cabinets, paints and other wall coverings make a small kitchen appear to be bigger,and space is saved by installing recessed lighting or fixtures that hang over countertops or islands. People remodeling a small kitchen can also install lighting under or above cabinets. Microwaves, paper towel holders, coffee makers and other accessories are built-in under cabinets or attached to walls to free up counter space in a remodelled small kitchen.