By Angelika Faerber. Kitchen. At Monday, August 06th 2018, 17:14:41 PM.
Every inch counts when making the most of a small kitchen. Transform your small kitchen into a super efficient place to gather without sacrificing style or functionality. Check out some of our favorite small-kitchen ideas and makeovers, find design ideas, and get tips from our expert designers on how to fit your dream kitchen into the space you already have. Space constraints allow you to unlock your design creativity and focus on your essential needs. If your kitchen is on the small side, make it feel more spacious and inviting with a few space-expanding tricks. Look to cozy decor and plentiful storage to blend style and function with ease. Open shelves, pullout storage, and well-designed cabinets provide easy access to items while cooking, prepping, and cleaning up. An efficient layout and work triangle can also help your small kitchen live larger than its footprint. Find out how to customize your space with our photos of small kitchens, projects, and inspirational ideas.
Old-school rules when it comes to creating a nostalgic kitchen, and there are an abundance of paint and fabric products to make it happen. You decide whether to introduce just a few, or go all out with a full-on retro redo! No matter what retro look makes your heart flutter, there's an old-school color palette to launch a look you'll love. Updated versions of classic retro color combos resurging today include: turquoise with white, lime green, soft pink, or red; soft pink with buttery yellow or seafoam green; hot pink with lime green or orange. Incorporate these colors into easy-to-change elements such as painted walls, fabrics, and accessories. Or be courageous with color on cabinets, backsplashes, countertops, floors, and even appliances.
Wood is a great surface for cutting boards, so why not an entire countertop hardwood such as maple, beach and bamboo are ideal for wood countertops? Smaller pieces of hardwood are alt-impressed and glued together to form butcher block. Wood is great for an island or as an inset next to a sink. The surface is forgiving on small cuts. Wood countertops benefit from an application of mineral oil every 4 to 8 weeks. Glass is gaining a presence in kitchens. It's often used as an accent such as a snack bar or serving ledge. Glass manufacture for countertops is thick and crack resistant.