Small Kitchen? – 5 Tips for Making the Most out of Limited Space

So you have found your dream home and everything looks great except for the limited space in your kitchen.  This lack of space does not mean that you need to add a renovation into the overall price of your home.  As the premier real estate agent for Brea homes, I would like to offer you the following tips on how you can make the most of the limited space in your kitchen.

Think Vertically

Vertical storage is a great way to make the most of any small space.  Luckily, there are many different options and numerous companies that cater to space saving ideas.  Once your cupboards and cabinets are full, start to think vertically.

Some great ways to make use of space include:

  • Hang pots and pans from shelving.
  • Use magnetic knife racks.
  • Use rods to hang towels, oven mitts or dish cloths.
  • Use shelving to store spices, plates or other cooking utensils.

All of these are excellent ways to keep the clutter off your limited counter space and create room in your kitchen.

The Island Life

An island can bring more versatility to even the tiniest kitchen.  A kitchen island will give you more counter space as well as more storage space all at once.  It can also double as a table by pairing it with bar stools.  A portable island is a great idea so that you can move it into a storage area or a larger room when not in use.

Shed Some Light on the Situation

Here’s the Deal:

Good lighting is everything.

If you are looking at changing one thing in your kitchen then add lighting.  Believe it or not, a well-lit area will give the illusion of a bigger space.  Good lighting will also create an invigorating feeling and make your kitchen space more inviting and a place where you will want to spend your time.

Think Big

Another way to make any room look bigger is to add wall décor.  Find an accent wall and give it a splash of color or put up some of your favorite art.  Mirrors will also make any room look bigger.  Use a sizeable and stylish mirror to open up your kitchen.

Space Savers

Chances are a small kitchen will not have the space for a dishwasher.  If this is the case, you may have to think outside the box.  A portable dishwasher that can sit on your island or counter may be a great way to save space and still enjoy the time saving efficiency of a dishwasher.  Many of these types of dishwashers need nothing more than a standard kitchen sink to run.  Look around to find the perfect dimensions and fit for your kitchen.

These are just a few tips that can help you make the most out of limited kitchen space.  If you would like more space saving tips or would like to see some of the exciting new real estate listings available in Brea, please contact me today.


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