Having a small kitchen doesn't mean you can't create a chic, gourmet look. If you want to give your compact kitchen a makeover, here are some features you may want to discuss with your remodeling contractor.
Granite counters come in a wide range of designs, from a marble look to a natural stone appearance, so you can choose the perfect look for your design aesthetic. Even if you only have a small counter, the granite can add an upscale finishing touch.Talk to your remodeling contractor about the different design options, and work together to create a perfect cut to fit your available space. This is particularly important if you will be installing a corner counter or if you need a custom opening cut for a sink.
Under-cabinet lighting brightens your food prep space and can give even the smallest kitchens a chic look. This lighting option is a great idea if your kitchen has no exterior window where natural light can come in. You can use LED strip lighting for a continuous row of light, or you can opt for puck lighting to highlight specific areas on your granite counters.
When cabinet space is at a premium, consider corner cabinetry to expand your available storage space. You can add a corner design that sits on the counter, which provides handy storage for breads, rolls, and buns, and the lower corner cabinet can provide easy access to pots and pans. Ask your contractor to add a lazy Susan to the top corner shelf to arrange canned goods and other pantry items.
Adding a tile backsplash can bring more depth and dimension to your small kitchen. There are many different designs to choose from, including subway tile and mosaic tile options. You can select a color that provides a bold contrast with your granite counters, or you can opt for a design that creates a seamless transition from counter to wall. While backsplashes are a smart option behind the sink and stove, consider adding one that runs the length of your counter for a unique appearance.
When it comes to maximizing a small space, built-in appliances can be a perfect option. Built-in wall ovens and countertop ranges create a more seamless appearance by eliminating hard breaks in the cabinet line. If you want to go for a truly gourmet look, talk to your contractor about built-in microwaves and coffee makers to create a more luxurious look.
Contact a company, like Artisan Granite & Marble, for more help.