Condos can be small, but they’re a viable piece of property for those that don’t want a full-on house. If you want to turn your dream condo kitchen into something that appears much bigger, you’ll want to take some of these tips into account. Having limited and uncomfortable space can be tough, but they can easily be revamped and turned into something greater.
Because the space is a condominium, you have neighbors in a close proximity, and you most certainly want to get it right the first time because of the small space. Knowing this, you’ll want to hire a contractor that has the right amount of experience that’ll get it done right the first time. Hire someone who’s passionate about their job, their design, and the craftsmanship that goes into the design.
Open Concept is Never the Wrong Way
Unlike other concepts from the last few decades, open concept isn’t one that gets old and isn’t one you’ll ever lose out money on. Creating an open space will make the small kitchen you have seem much larger. Tearing down internal walls can also remove that separation between you and potential guests. Once you have this open area, you can design your dining area much easier, and create a space that includes everyone – not just those outside of the box that you once called a kitchen.
Putting Your Amenities into One Space
Unfortunately, living in a condo – a small one at that, you lose out on a lot of amenities that are normally in a home. Maybe you don’t have a dishwasher, or maybe it’s too small and thin. Your stove might not be as big as you need, either, and it’s possibly that all of your appliances were designed for a galley kitchen. Changing the layout of your kitchen will allow you to purchase new appliances and give yourself more space to cook, and the option for doing more in one load of dishes.
Lighting Is Everything
When you have lights that shine down in a pinpoint manner, making everything look dark or super contrasted, you don’t give off a warm vibe to guests or yourself. Cooking or baking in a cramped, not-so-well-lit area is frustrating, and you should focus on lighting your home for a more relaxed future. Putting lighting over your sink, stove, and other appliances will also help you see what you’re doing. A form of unique lighting over a kitchen island can also give a bit of glam or pizzazz without going too quirky, but still being practical.
Always Pay Attention to the Colors
The colors you use in your kitchen renovation are imperative to what vibe it gives off to you or your guests. Putting colors together that are too bold for one another may frustrate you subconsciously, or they make put off potential guests. When you pair neutrals with a splash of color, you can feel relaxed while having a bit of fun and showing your personality. Too many bold different colors can be quite overbearing for both the homeowner and guests. You can also make your space look much larger when you use lighter tones on the walls or on the large countertop areas.
Just because you may have sacrificed on square footage when you bought your condo, doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most out of the space with a great contractor and these simple tips. If you’re in the market for a professional that can help you, contact Joseph Kitchen & Bath at (905) 707-7756 today.