Small SLC Kitchen Remodel: Layout, Storage, Appliances

If you're in the process of remodeling a kitchen that's on the smaller side in terms of overall space, one of your top goals may be increasing both the actual and perceived space in the area to improve several concepts. If you're working with limited square footage, however, you may have to find creative ways to do this.

At Pine Tree Construction, we're proud to assist with a huge range of kitchen remodeling projects in Salt Lake City, including in smaller kitchen areas where you're looking to maximize the available space. What are some of the themes we may recommend when it comes to properly utilizing a smaller layout in productive, aesthetically pleasing ways? This two-part blog will go over a number of themes.

Improving Layout

For many kitchens, their small size is compounded by the fact that the layout is not as efficient as it could be. This can include a lack of storage, poor use of counter space, or other common design flaws. In a small kitchen remodel, we may recommend taking a look at the current layout and making changes to improve flow and function.

One way to make the most of a small kitchen is by installing cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. This will create more storage space and make the kitchen feel larger. You can also install a kitchen island, which can provide extra counter space and storage. If there is already an island in the kitchen, consider remodeling it to add more storage or seating.

Maximizing Storage in Creative Ways

Storage is another vital consideration in a small kitchen remodel. Since there is less space to work with, it's important to make use of every nook and cranny. One way to do this is by installing cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. This will create more storage space and make the kitchen feel larger.

You can also install a kitchen island, which can provide extra counter space and storage. If there is already an island in the kitchen, consider remodeling it to add more storage or seating. In addition, try to use every bit of wall space for cabinets or shelves. This will help to keep the kitchen organized and clutter-free.

Choosing Appropriate Appliances

When remodeling a small kitchen, it's important to choose appliances that are both efficient and visually appealing. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens come in a variety of sizes, so it's important to choose the right ones for your space. Be sure to measure the dimensions of the appliances you're considering before making a purchase.

Another thing to consider is the layout of the appliances. If you have a lot of cabinets and counter space, you may want to choose appliances that are flush with the counter. If your counters are limited, choose appliances that have a minimal profile.

For more on how to maximize space in a smaller kitchen during a remodel, or to learn about any of our remodeling or home addition services in SLC, speak to the team at Pine Tree Construction today.