As the most popular room in most homes, kitchens are often the most important space for a homeowner during a remodel. With so many appliances to consider, remodeling a small kitchen presents some unique challenges to you as a designer. Yet, reimagining these small, high-traffic, heavily used spaces has become one of the more frequent interior design trends today.Cooking up a small kitchen design that results in a space as delicious as the meals prepared within it is not easy but, with some examples of successful small kitchen remodels from HGTV.com, we would like to offer a few ideas that will make your mouth water and your taste buds tingle.
Outdated Kitchen Before Remodel
These homeowners realized they needed to take action on their kitchen when the 70s called and asked them to send it back. Though not the smallest kitchen we’ve seen, the outdated look and feel caused by the dark wood and blue walls made the space seem smaller than it actually was and reduced the full use of the space available.
Outdated Kitchen After Remodel – WOW!
After a makeover from HGTV's Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, this kitchen feels far larger, even with the addition of a center island. By removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, the entire home feels more open. The original cabinets were painted white for a fresh look that also reflects light and the new appliances add a serious touch of class.
Rental Property Kitchen Before Remodel
OK, now the 60s are calling! It’s tough to generate decent income on a rental property when the kitchen is not only small, but dank, dark, and as unappealing as this one was before a makeover. The ugly vinyl flooring and dark cabinetry created multiple opportunities for reimagining and improving this space.
Rental Property Kitchen Reimagined
A basement apartment can be a tough sell in the best of times, because of the tendency for them to feel confining and a bit claustrophobic. Here though, and without adding a single square foot of new space, this room feels far more spacious with white upper cabinets, attractive wood flooring, and contemporary appliances. By keeping the cabinets light on top, the entire space feels more open, airy, and user-friendly.
Small Kitchen Rehab Required
Back to the future, much? Poor design plus a lack of care by the owner turned this space into a disaster. While this little kitchen had good bones and great potential, the water damage that warped the lower cabinets had made half the small space unusable.
Kitchen Rehab Works Wonders
Welcome home, Marty… It’s a whole new world! Host Nicole Curtis of HGTV's Rehab Addict was able to save the space with new hardwood flooring and gorgeous marble countertops. The new-look feels more spacious and is definitely more functional with brand new lower cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint.As an interior designer, walking into poorly designed and outdated kitchens like the ones above can seem daunting. Yet, the chance for you to show off your creativity and talent is also obvious and impossible to resist.As small kitchen remodeling projects continue to be one of the hot interior design trends as homeowners continue to downsize, a sharp interior designer will be ready to get to work and cook up some hot and tasty ideas to meet the challenge.Looking for more new design trends, marketing tips, new products and furnishing ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today.