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Denver Kitchen Remodeling: How to Maximize a Small Space


May 9, 2018

Most homeowners and homebuyers dream of a large, chef’s kitchen where they have plenty of space for food prep, baking, and entertaining. But the reality is that sometimes the space just isn’t available for a dream kitchen. That doesn’t mean, however, that your small kitchen can’t resemble one that you dreamed about. You just need to be a bit creative when it comes to your Denver kitchen remodeling project.

There are many options available to maximize the small space of any kitchen—even a galley style kitchen—so you have a space that is convenient to cook in. For more inspiration, check out these 17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens from the folks at Houzz. You can also get some inspiration from our project gallery.

Light Colors Make Spaces Look Larger

This is probably one of the most common rules of decorating: Light colors usually make spaces look larger. So keep this in mind for your kitchen remodeling project when you are dealing with a small room.

It’s trendy these days to use two different colors for your cabinets. For small rooms, it’s best to keep the lighter-colored cabinets on the top, with the darker-colored cabinets on the bottom. White cabinets are always on trend, and they will make a room seem more spacious.

Keep light colors in mind when putting in a backsplash. A plain white subway tile—which comes in a multitude of patterns—is simple and clean and can keep the space feeling open and airy. This same rule holds true for paint colors. A cheerful pale yellow or off-white can make small spaces appear bigger and brighter.

Countertops Can Provide an Illusion of Space

You have many choices when it comes to finding the right countertops for your small kitchen but keep the colors light. Take into account the maintenance of some of the more popular stone, such as granite and quartz. Some stone counters will need to be resealed if they are to maintain their beauty and be protected against stains.

Adding a butcher block counter to your kitchen can actually create space because you can easily do food prep on this surface without using other tools, such as cutting boards.

Creative Storage Tucked Away for Convenience

Maximize corner spaces with lazy Susan shelving or corner drawers. Use pullouts for items such as trashcans, spices, or small appliances so these don’t need to take up valuable counter space. A cart on wheels can be added and used as a small island that is moveable when you don’t need it.
Did you know that the return on your investment for a kitchen remodel can be nearly 90 percent? This can be especially important when you are dealing with a small space; potential buyers will appreciate your attention to detail in maximizing that space. The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your kitchen and improve the space and functionality. Our team will work with you to find cost-effective solutions for your upcoming remodel. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your Denver kitchen remodeling project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us today!