I have always wanted a kitchen island with seating in my house because I love the idea of having guests pull up a stool and have a glass of wine while I cook. Usually I am tucked away in the kitchen preparing everything during our gatherings and can never really enjoy the party. I was concerned when we bought this condo though, that the limited square footage would prevent this decor dream from coming true. I have been looking all over for small kitchen design plans that incorporate an island, and I was surprised to find out that it is totally doable if I am creative with the layout. Even though I don't like the decor of this home, I do like the layout of their small kitchen. Concentrating all of the cabinetry and appliances to two walls gave them the flexibility to add a miniature island with two stools in the transitional area between the living area and kitchen. We actually have a very similar floor plan, so I think that if we shifted things around a bit, I could achieve the same island design.
Kitchen cabinet design sets the tone for the main living areas of your home. For this reason, I encourage you to select the style and finish carefully, so that you generate the decor scheme that you want, and one that will remain relevant and in style for years to come. Not only this but kitchens are one of the main areas that stick out to potential buyers if you ever plan to sell your home. Many of my clients come to me because they need small kitchen ideas that will maximize their square footage and distract from the challenging floor plan that they do have. This is where cabinet choices are very important, because you want to select the proper scale and color scheme to distract from the size of the space, while providing adequate storage and food prep area. I generally prefer cabinetry in a lighter finish for a small kitchen because it keeps the space open and bright. If you don't like white, a nice white washed oak like this is a great option for more contemporary homes.
My family has been discussing remodeling to get more counter and cabinet space forever. Recently, we came across some kitchen island designs that have us rethinking our whole plan one that included removing a wall. We all love to cook, but the counter gets crowded quickly, and we often overflow to the dining room table. An island could give us the space without compromising the flow the room thats the heart of our home. Its also a way to do a small kitchen remodel without worrying about moving air ducts, electric lines and even water pipes, which can quickly blow a budget. In addition, a kitchen island that has space for stools, where guests can sit and chat while were cooking would keep the homey feel we love about our space. An island could be the way to make our small kitchen into a dream kitchen!
I have a remodeling tip Id like to pass on to those looking to sell their home. I had a small house, and knew it needed a modest makeover before I put it on the market. I wanted the best kitchen cabinets I could find. However, since this cooking room is one of the first things potential buyers notice about a home I went online for some small kitchen remodel ideas, and found a treasure trove to choose from. I chose the light color scheme you see here in this photo. Light colors makes rooms seem bigger than what it really is. I also went with a new light fixture, which adds more light for cooking an entertaining. I also chose an island, and replaced the flooring. This may sound expensive, but it made all the difference, because my house sold within two weeks of putting it in the realtors hands.
Whether you have a tiny kitchen are a huge space, this room is always a great area to keep updated with the latest styles and trends because it is one of the first rooms potential buyers remember about your home. Utilizing popular decor does not mean you need a starkly modern space; instead, you can pair traditional designs with contemporary touches to create an overall look that looks fresh and new. This is exactly the concept we turned to as we were coming up with kitchen remodel ideas for this small galley-style kitchen. The current homeowners like a slightly rustic country kitchen look but, because they anticipate selling within a few years, we wanted to streamline that style to appeal to a larger pool of buyers. Since it was a small kitchen we wanted to keep most of the decor fairly neutral and subtle so as not to overwhelm the limited space. We combined classic shaker cabinets with more modern touches like a natural stone mosaic backspace and stainless steal appliances.
This is a sleek yet simple, calm, neutral-palette modern kitchen design. At a glance you immediately notice the eye-catching grey-white backsplash behind the cook top making it the focal point. This minimalist kitchen is characterized by strong horizontal lines and minimal ornamentation, save for the simple pendant lights and small plant tucked at the corner. This lets the natural beauty of the elements shine through. It features an island which is a straight-profiled white marble counter with an undermount sink for that classic modern touch. This also doubles up as the sitting area. The small kitchen cabinets with a recessed-panel design are splashed in white; which gives an air of freshness, and brings out the contrast in the paneled grey appliances, dark tone wood flooring, grey ceiling, and dark brown leather chairs.