Philadelphia has plenty of small kitchens that could benefit from great design. Here are a few tips to start you on the right road.
- Find the space for a combination trash and recycle cabinet. This can be as small as an 18” cabinet, but you will not believe the convenience and beauty of having a hidden space for trash and recycling.
- Try a D shaped sink. This means the curve of the sink is in the back of the counter and you can get your faucet and maybe a soap dispenser or an insta-hot on either side of the curve. It will give you an overall bigger (more square footage) sink for your space.
- Add glass cabinets to your design. This will not give you more space, but it will make your small kitchen design in Philadelphia `look bigger. Your eye will travel to the back of the cabinet giving the illusion of more space versus a solid door.
- Pick an 18” dishwasher instead of the standard 24”. There are a number of manufactures that make 18” dishwashers. If you have a smaller family, 18” is all you need.
- Hang up your pots and pans. Find an awesome pot rack so your pots and pans do not take up valuable storage space. It can also be a charming look.
- Expand the counter depth. This will give you more prep space and possibly more storage space if you increase the depth of your cabinets as well
- Give yourself an island. If your kitchen is wide enough, islands are great ways to increase storage that is easily accessible from anywhere in the kitchen.
- Choose a monochromatic color scheme. Less pattern and fewer colors will make your space look larger.
- If you weren’t blessed with a sunny kitchen add lots of lights. A bright kitchen means a larger kitchen.
Please visit www.teknikadesigngroup.com for more ideas. Our kitchen portfolio, http://www.teknikadesigngroup.com/kitchenportfolio.py includes many small kitchens. Another great way to get ideas for your small kitchen design in Philadelphia and find other professionals is to check out www.Houzz.com. They have great ideas.