Smaller spaces are more common than ever for home buyers. From first-time purchasers to those ready to downsize, there’s a good chance you’re in the category of Floridians with small kitchens. Jacksonville design professionals have developed savvy techniques to maximize every square foot of the home. First Coast Supply’s kitchen experts are here with everything you need to know about making the most of your space.
Get Smart about Storage
There are brilliant storage solutions for every stylistic preference and price point these days. Smart cabinet and shelving placement eliminate those unreachable corners of the kitchen. If you have a small island or breakfast bar, equip the underside with even more storage. Slim cabinetry in unexpected spots can be a lifesaver in small spaces.
While floating shelves aren’t the most practical storage solution, they do wonders to open up a small kitchen. Counter the use of minimalistic shelves with strategic cabinetry, slim appliances and a well-designed pantry.
Neutral Wall Colors Maximize the Appearance of Space
An easy way to make your space feel bigger is to use lighter colors on your walls. Choose different shades of white, cream or gray for your walls and cabinets. Try to avoid distracting wall art and nick-nacks that make rooms feel even smaller.
If your kitchen is connected to the living or dining room, pay close attention to the colors you use in those rooms, too. Another item to consider is selecting lighter colored drapes. You may also find your space will feel larger if your drapes match your wall color. By keeping your colors light, your rooms will feel larger and cleaner.
Avoid Oversized Appliances
A small kitchen can stress out even the lowest maintenance cooks. The kitchen is typically the center of a home, so it’s important the area is well equipped. Our design experts partner with the leading appliance manufacturers that create appliances perfect for a kitchen like yours.
Space-saving appliances make small kitchens look and feel larger without sacrificing the functionality you require. Top brands like Sub-Zero, GE and LG offer appliances with space-saving options.
Floating Shelves or Glass Cabinets are a Must
Solid cabinet doors are a surefire way to remove depth and apparent square footage from your cooking space. First Coast Supply offers a wide range of low profile cabinet and shelving solutions to create the illusion of more room.
When you swap out your solid cabinet doors for glass, you literally give the eyes more room to wander. Important tip: pay close attention to the interior design of you cabinets, too. All of your dinnerware is now on display, so make sure there’s no clutter in sight.
Visit the First Coast Supply Showroom for All of Your Small Kitchen Solutions
First Coast Supply provides counters, cabinets and appliances for Jacksonville homeowners of every budget. Our team of professionals is here to help you maximize your space. Reach out to us or visit our showroom to learn more about how we can help make the most of your kitchen.