I started out on here looking at photos of small kitchen makeovers to get some inspiration for our new town home, but I found myself going down a rabbit hole of looking at all of these gorgeous mansions on here. Obviously, looks like this are not going to be found within many small kitchen ideas because they are just so bold (probably too bold for limited square footage). It is unfortunate, because this is basically the exact vibe that I want in our home. I have played around with traditional designs for years and like it, but there is something about the modern edge in this space that really draws me in. If I could pick one trend in kitchen makeovers 2022 that I would force to work in our small space, it would be these marble covered islands. I think it is such a cool artsy contemporary look and I bet that it is so easy to keep clean.
Small kitchen makeovers are some of my favorite projects to take on, but it can be kind of a downer when you see photos of gorgeous large rooms like this that have such a light and spacious feel to them. While you can certainly replicate color palettes, fixtures, and even sometimes layouts in a small kitchen design, the overall feel of a more spacious home can be very challenging to capture. My advice for anybody struggling with this is to keep all surfaces in the home (by surface I mean floors, ceilings, and walls) a light neutral shade that seems to blend together. For example, rather than focusing on small kitchen remodel ideas that feature white cabinets, dark floors, and a bold granite countertops, go for a design like this that has light beige floors, white walls, white countertops, and white cabinetry.
I have so much fun with remodeling projects of any size from entire home redos to small kitchen makeovers. This home was actually one of my favorites of late because we were able to achieve exactly what the homeowner wanted while still staying very much within budget. Plus the final kitchen design now looks so fresh and crisp with a funky modern edge that makes it really fun. I think that it is the perfect space for a young family who uses this space for a multitude of activities from homework to cooking dinner and everything in between. It still feels very on trend with a lot of the popular kitchen ideas 2022, but with a classic look that is not likely to go out of style anytime soon.
Small kitchen makeovers can be some of the most fun projects you will take on, or they can be a drag depending on how you approach them. I think that a large part of the success of your design is in the attitude that you have about the space. If you are convinced that you cannot achieve any of the larger kitchen makeover ideas that you love and don't bother looking around at those designs, then you certainly will not be able to produce a space that you are proud of. I always approach a design project by identifying the most challenging areas, and finding solutions for those right off the bat. My last client was very into blue kitchen cabinets (this was one of the inspiration photos she sent me), but I was concerned that it would be very overwhelming in her galley kitchen. I am still in the process of planning out the specs but will certainly post our progress.
I really need to find some inspiration for small kitchen makeovers in order to figure out how to maximize the space we do have in our new townhouse, but I got distracted but some of the stunning designs on here. This one was one of my favorite because of the gorgeous architectural detailing on the ceiling. This probably does not fall in the category of a kitchen design for small space, nor something that is realistically achievable in our townhouse since it is two-stories, but that does not mean that it is not fun to look at! I feel that you can get design inspiration from anywhere, so it is important to keep your eyes open and consider photos in galleries that do not necessarily match the features in your home. I am going to try to come up with a way that I can replicate this (at least in part) in our small kitchen remodel. I will post updates on here if we have any luck!
It was so fun to step away from my usual small kitchen makeovers that I generally get hired for (maximizing small spaces is sort of my speciality) to do this very spacious downtown condo. I suppose that it technically still qualifies as a small space, but the kitchen remodel was quite large compared to what I have become used to. My favorite part about this condo is the very tall ceilings with built in sky lights. Those two features make the home feel so much larger than it is, and gives me an opportunity to create a really cool vibe in the kitchen. For this reason, I went with ultra modern kitchen design ideas that would impart an extremely sleek and streamlined look to the space. All white seemed like the natural choice, with just a few pops of charcoal gray for contrast.