Monday, September 7, 2009
So you have a small kitchen. Now what? What to do when expanding is not an option?
Take a look at these two kitchens and look at the solutions these owners came up with.
The first picture shows a small kitchen remodel without knocking down a wall.
the kitchen above (designed by Andre Rothblatt)
This second kitchen below knocked down the partition wall.
Brought to you via Funky Junk Interiors
Before: A typical isolated kitchen with dated details.
And the after...
The partition wall was non load bearing and came down. The typical single kitchen window was replaced with three single hung windows providing a flood of light and making the space appear larger. Read all the details at Funky Junk Interiors. Here is a great use of unconventional materials: metal top on the island and laminate tops on the perimeter. Check out more photos at Funky Junk. Amazing transformation. Great job, on a small budget!
- Paint Cabinets and remove the doors.
- Use white tile. It is less expensive without adding deco inserts and liners. Subway tiles add authentic classic look.
- Order cabinets with Recessed 1/4" panel doors to keep the cost down.
- Order cabinets in Hickory, Oak or Alder to keep cost down.