Those of us who follow trends in decorating and remodeling are well aware of the craze for mega-sized kitchens. Seriously, I've got nothing against these grand spaces. Heck, I dream of someday having a huge kitchen with a ton of space for entertaining my friends and family. But it always warms my heart to visit small kitchens that sparkle with both efficiency and style. I always feel welcome. Especially with the economy and the loss of income, we all need to step back, take a deep breath and embrace coziness.If you have a small kitchen to remodel, then the problem of creating a fabulous small kitchen simply comes down to what you can fit and where. To create the small and efficient kitchen design, you need to work on three major areas:
Several companies make a polymer/granite “shell” that fits directly over your current countertop. The result? A countertop that looks like you spent thousands, for half of the granite price.
Several man made varieties of tile mimic the look of marble and can save you money.
Hardwood is expensive and has high maintenance. High-end laminate flooring looks just like real hardwood, and comes in hundreds of choices. It also can get wet, and doesn’t scratch like hardwood flooring.
Sinks can be expensive, especially when using granite, or other solid surface material. Use a deeper bowl, two or three compartment stainless steel sink. This will keep the sleekness you desire, without the high price tag.
Many luxury kitchens have high-end custom fixtures. Kitchen Curtains These days, home improvement stores offer the same great looks, but by common manufacturers.Delta, Moen, American Standard are just a few that will save you money, without anyone knowing.
This process involves keeping the original cabinet, but having a laminate finish over the old. Cabinet and drawer fronts are brand new. With new door pull hardware added, the final look is of high-end cabinets that don’t hurt your wallet.
Instead of spending thousands on sleek, modern cabinets visit a store like IKEA. They have dozens of choices for cabinetry that you can assemble yourself.If you need help, they have assistance that you can purchase separately.
Appliance manufacturers now offer stainless steel finish appliances. These appliances don’t give the fingerprints that stainless steel gives,and the appearance is still modern and luxurious.
Pendant, recessed, and under counter lighting fixtures can be expensive. Use varieties that are readily available at your favorite lighting or home improvement store.
Mosaic tile and granite can be expensive and laborious to install. With the wide variety of tiles the options are limitless. You can achieve a high end backsplash, to compliment your luxurious kitchen without the cost!