When talking about kitchen cabinets, there are many styles that homeowners can choose. Those styles are all good, depending on homeowners’ preferences and taste. Nowadays, I can say that the modern style is the most favorite style that homeowners commonly choose. But actually, there are also people who like something classic or vintage. So if you are one of those people who are in love with the classic style, and wants to make your kitchen looks classic and vintage, the first part of your kitchen which must be handled is the cabinetry. Yes, kitchen cabinets have the main role in determining a kitchen’s look and theme. So, transforming your kitchen cabinets to the kitchen classic cabinets is the most effective way I may say.
What should we do then to realize that plan? First, classic/ vintage look is all about “worn-out” look. Yes, something classic means that thing has been around used for years but still in good condition and has a high historical value. So, when you have old kitchen cabinets which are still in good conditions, then do not throw them into the junkyard, since they are the strongest candidate for your kitchen classic cabinets project.
Just find out which parts those need to be re-faced/ renewed. Since the cabinets are old/ have been around for years, there’s a little possibility they are still in perfect condition. There must be a part that needs to be fixed/ replaced/ repainted. But that’s OK by the way, and the cost will not be more expensive than buying the whole new kitchen cabinet sets. After you have done dealing with the parts that need to be replaced, then you can start to estimate whether the color of your classic cabinets is still in good condition or not. If the cabinets need to be repainted then do that.
Make The Most Of Your Space With Small Kitchen Design Ideas
Not all of us can have the large gourmet kitchens that you see on TV in our homes. The truth of the matter is that most kitchens are relatively small. The only way to change that is to do a complete remodel and remove some walls or steal space from another room. This can be very expensive and time-consuming. While your kitchen is under construction more than likely you will be eating microwave meals in your living room. Most of us don’t have the finances or the time to redo our space. We must make the most of what we have or only do a partial renovation.
Thankfully, there are small kitchen design ideas you can use to help your kitchen look bigger without breaking out the sledge hammers and having your way with the wall you decided was in your way. There are five ways you can help your kitchen make the most of the space it has. You can improve the look, feel, and use of your kitchen by taking advantage of wasted space, updating your lighting, finding ways to let in natural light, reduce the bulkiness of your cabinets, and have a consistent color scheme.
The best small kitchen designs always include making the most of the space you have. The counter-top should be free from as many appliances and other items as possible so you have ample prep space when cooking. A great way to keep items off of your counter is to take advantage of your back-splash, the space of the wall that is exposed beneath the cabinets and above the counter-top, to hold items that you use the most often in your space.
For example, mounting a magnetic strip on the wall that you use to display your cooking knifes will keep them readily available for use and free up space on your counter-top. Another idea if you have a bank of cabinets above a counter that run the entire length of a short wall is to string a heavy wire from end to end and use it to hold notes, recipes, and useful utensils. It will keep the clutter from your counter and allow you easy access to the things you use the most when cooking. If there is dead space between the door and the shelves inside your lower cabinet use the back of the doors for storage. This is a great place to lids the lids for your pots and pans, the lids for your food storage containers and even a spice rack.
Incorporate glass into your small kitchen design layout by trading any solid wooden doors that lead into or out of your house with French doors. The glass panels in the doors will allow natural light to travel into your kitchen where it might not have been able to before. Make the use of the windows that you have and keep the blinds up and curtains open when you’re in your kitchen. Consider removing the solid panel upper cabinet doors and replacing them with glass to allow even more natural light to move around the space.
Update your lighting scheme to include under cabinet lighting, upper cabinet lighting, ceiling lights and even pendants over the sink. The more ways you can introduce light into your small kitchen design the more spacious the room will seem. Without proper lighting the walls will seem like they are closing in on you. Tricking your eye and brain with these techniques will help you feel more comfortable in a small space.
When you use smart small kitchen ideas to make the most of your space you will be rewarded with a light and airy room that feels comfortable and larger than it really is. Make the most of every available inch of space to make your kitchen more efficient. Soon you will rediscover that the kitchen is the heart of the home.