For renters and homeowners alike, the greater Boston real estate market puts space at a premium. With the market showing no signs of making life easier for consumers, it's wise to make the most of the space you have. Fortunately, you don't need massive square footage to live like royalty!
Here are 5 ways to make the most of a small kitchen:
1. Get the storage you need
Since you're working with limited square footage, effective storage is a must. Invest in cabinets, metro racks, or any other storage that will help you utilize the room you've got.
2. Utilize vertical space
Truly making the most of a small kitchen means using the space above your head. Hang pots and pans from the ceiling; install hooks wherever you can on walls and ceilings. This simple trick considerably increases the space you're working with.
3. Limit the personal touches to your decor
While a house isn't truly a home without personal decorations, an already limited kitchen space isn't the best place for them. Choose a few key decorates and simplify; removing clutter will make the room seem much bigger.
4. Use your oven as a cabinet
Seriously, this one is a life saver. Voila, you've got another two shelves to work with! Just remember to take out the pots and pans before you turn the oven on.
5. Consider a remodel
In the case of an irreparably awkward space, a remodel really can make all the difference. Knocking down a wall, adding an island, or installing cabinets are all possible aspects of a kitchen-transforming remodel. Modern remodeling styles, techniques, and designs are truly innovative; they can take advantage of small space in incredible ways and contribute to some of the greatest equity-building home improvements.
Making the most of a small kitchen can seem difficult, but with creativity and imagination, it can be a fun challenge. If you can transform a tiny space in Boston, you can live in any American city with ease.
Looking for help in making the most of a small space?
For any questions regarding remodeling kitchens, design, or property management in the greater Boston area, feel free to contact us at R.H. Blanchard; we'd love to help you make your dream home a reality!