While the majority of our clients at Modiani Kitchens tend to have larger homes located in New Jersey, Upstate New York, Westchester and Long Island, we also serve the other spectrum of our clients that may have a small city apartment in places like Manhattan, Brooklyn or Jersey City. These high-end city kitchens tend to be narrow and small, and our focus needs to be on space optimization and visual widening to make sure the kitchen looks bigger than it is and integrates well with the interior space and design. There are many approaches one can take towards updating a small kitchen space, even if you don’t have too much space to work with. Our Modiani kitchen designers are here to assist and to give you the best possible tips and advice regarding your new small kitchen layout, style and design.
Kitchen Lighting In Small Kitchens
Pay attention to the lighting in your custom kitchen space, especially if you are redesigning a small kitchen with limited natural light. Though many people think a lot about the lighting in the living room, the lighting in the kitchen is often overlooked, which is why our kitchen designers are happy to assist with your individual lighting needs based on your floor plans and kitchen layout. Smart kitchen lighting can add atmosphere to your kitchen space, making it more pleasant and ultimately functional since all areas used within your kitchen are visible at all times.
Kitchen Appliances In Small Kitchens
Whenever a client is looking for a new small kitchen design, we often recommend to also look into new kitchen appliances. This can further enhance the functionality of a small and can additionally ensure energy efficiency. New kitchen appliances also tend to have plenty of features that work to make your life easier. Additionally, new appliances can breathe new life into a small kitchen space by creating a cohesive look across the kitchen. In a small kitchen, logically the kitchen appliances are going to take up a huge part of the room’s space. Therefore, installing sleek appliances, such as made of stainless steel, can help to create a continuous and neat look within the kitchen project. Also, using built-in ovens rather than freestanding ones, while installing a range in the kitchen island or a kitchen countertop, will help to create a look that is less cluttered. Clutter is one of the biggest issues in a small kitchen space. Anything you can do to create sleek lines that are uncluttered will help to make the kitchen feel bigger and more functional.
Kitchen Countertops In Small Kitchens
Countertop space is the number one thing that a seasoned cook looks for, whether it’s a modern luxury kitchen or more traditional style custom kitchen. In a small kitchen, you should make work surfaces anywhere where there aren’t kitchen appliances. One design tip that can really help the small kitchen owner is to design deeper countertops and cabinets, giving you more space to work. Kitchen countertops come in a variety of materials, each with their own characteristics when it comes to style and price. On the higher end of the pricing spectrum, granite, marble, and stainless steel have long been kitchen favorites. Laminate is a more budget friendly option, and it is also highly customizable — it comes in a range of colors, making it suitable for many different kitchen spaces.
Storage In Small Kitchens
When you are planning the layout of your small kitchen, incorporate as much storage as you can. This may mean really thinking about what needs to be stored and how you can creatively make use of the kitchen space so that you get the most out of it. Planning your storage is important because you may want to store plates and glasses in a kitchen cabinet near the dishwasher, so it is easy to put things away. You may also want to store larger items, such as pans, cookie sheets, and pots, in large slide-out drawers near the stove. Many homeowners also like to create easy storage for sometimes-used appliances such as the toaster and mixer. Another popular idea is adding special storage for loose food items such as onions and potatoes. These are just a couple of considerations, which our Modiani kitchen design team will mention during our complimentary kitchen design consultations, which you can set up anytime by contacting us online or by phone.