Are you blessed with a "space-challenged" kitchen? Hopefully. Small kitchens help you make quick work of your food prep, and tend to be more ergonomically correct. Not only that, you save energy and money.
Here are some ideas you can implement for your own home. They help you to maximize space, improve aesthetics and ergonomics, and generally make your small kitchen a better, happier place.
- Space-Saving: Most kitchens are far larger than needed. Chances are, your kitchen is just the right size for the things you need to do.
- Cheaper: The kitchen is the most expensive remodel in the house. Keeping the space small reduces the usage of these expensive materials, bringing down your overall cost.
- DIY-Friendly: Often, size is the tipping point between doing in yourself or hiring a professional.
- Ergonomics: The old rule of the kitchen triangle still applies. With small kitchens, the triangle is practically built-in.
- Maximizes Other Space: Shrinking the kitchen space allows room for other areas of your house: living rooms, offices, bedrooms. Cutting down on kitchen size may even allow you to add an entirely new room, such as a guest bathroom.