Adding Space to a Small Kitchen

One of the best investments homeowners can make when remodeling or renovating their home is to redo the kitchen and bathrooms. This is especially true for homes that are more than 40 years old because the kitchens were built to be efficient box-shaped units inside the house. Modern kitchens are more open, airy and bigger than back then. That is why it often takes a kitchen demolition team when creating a new area in your home. Here are a few things to consider when adding space to a small kitchen.

Walls

The first thing you may want to consider is removing inside walls in the kitchen that divide it from the other rooms in your home. Tearing down even one wall can make the area look much larger than it is. You can also choose to extend the building and increase the square footage of the kitchen and dining area. Don’t forget to add a large pantry or chef’s storage to your extension plans.

Bars

If you want a dramatic update to a small kitchen, contact a kitchen demolition team and ask about which walls can be safely removed. Although your first reaction may be horror at losing the storage space or cupboards on those walls, you can add a big bar with storage space on both sides. It may surprise you that a well-designed bar can have more cupboard space than the average six-foot kitchen wall.

Light

Don’t forget to add windows or lights to your kitchen remodel. Also, consider adding a sliding outside door near the kitchen to let natural light shine into the area. The more light that bounces around, the bigger the room will look.

Talk to your contractor today if you are ready to add value to your home by constructing a new kitchen. A kitchen demolition project may require planning, but the end result is well worth the effort.