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Great Kitchen Ideas For Small Kitchens – Jim Marrazzo

Jim Marrazzo, Designer at Kitchen Views in Newton, MA

There are many ideas for small kitchens. The main thing to do is to improve the use of space in a small area. Try to cut down on unused material in the room and get rid of unused items. Think about replacing the 1970’s microwave that takes up half your counter, and try to replace old appliances with smaller more efficient units. You want to organize your cabinets and clear up the clutter. These things can help you create the illusion of a more spacious kitchen. Removing a few items and organizing your cabinets will make your kitchen more open and friendly.

In the 1970’s, homemakers were proud to display their brand new microwave ovens. The question is if your kitchen is still in the 1970’s.

Today, the focus in kitchen design is placed on maximizing the use of your space, no matter what the size. Small kitchens can work incredibly well if storage is well-organized and work patterns are thought out carefully by a professional designer. You want the space to work for you, and never against you. If you’re feeling like your small kitchen is working against you, you can contact a professional kitchen designer to help you find the best ways to make use of your space.

Even a small kitchen can look and work great!

Even a small kitchen can look and work great!

Jim Marrazzo
Kitchen Views at National Lumber

15 Needham St, Newton, MA 02461
617-244-8020 x 118 phone
617-969-7426  fax

Small Kitchen Designs That Work: Natural Lighting

Natural light, if at all possible, is a great thing for a small kitchen. Not only does this save on energy costs as far as lighting is concerned, but it also makes the space feel more open. If you can put an outside window into a kitchen that did not have one before, by all means do so. White cabinetry also helps to make a room brighter, especially in conjunction with natural lighting.

There’s also the option of using skylights, perhaps even a vented skylight to offer fresh air – just be sure to remember to close the vents when it rains. If you’re looking for something a lot smaller than a conventional skylight, you could try a tubular skylight, such as the Sun Tunnel skylight from VELUX.

VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylight in Small Kitchen

An example of VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights in a small kitchen

Be sure to check back often as we continue our “Small Kitchen Designs That Work” series. As always, if you have any good ideas or design solutions that you know work, feel free to leave a comment and share them with us.

Kitchen Views

Previously in the series: Small Galley Kitchen, Small Kitchen Designs That Work, Style and EfficiencyMatching Your Kitchen’s Style to the Rest of Your Home

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