Remodeling Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Two tips for those who want to remodel a small kitchen

If you have arranged for a remodelling contractor to give your modestly-sized kitchen a makeover, here are a couple of tips that you may want to keep in mind to ensure that you end up with a beautiful and functional kitchen space.

Be careful choice of tapware and sink

When renovating a small kitchen, it's very important to be careful about your choice of tapware and sink. Multiple, bulky taps and a wide sink will serve as both visual and physical obstructions in your new kitchen. As such, it is best to ask your contractor to fit a sink and tapware which are better suited to small spaces.

For example, you may want to ask them to install a mixer tap, instead of two standard taps. Mixers feature one single tap that can deliver both hot and cold water, depending on which way the tap is turned. They're ideal for use in a tiny kitchen, as they take up half the space of two normal hot and cold taps and in doing so, give the sink area a much more streamlined appearance.

As an aside, mixers also make it easier for you to control the temperature of the water, as you can easily adjust the position of the tap to make it ever so slightly warmer or colder. This is not quite as easy to do with two separate hot and cold taps.

When it comes to choosing your sink, you may want to instruct your contractor to fit one that is very deep but has a fairly narrow width. This will ensure that the sink can hold plenty of dirty dishes, without taking up valuable space that could be used for your kitchen worktops.

Ask your contractor to extend the length of the kitchen cabinets to the height of the ceiling

In a lot of kitchens, there is a gap between the upper cabinets and the ceiling. Whilst this is not an issue if the kitchen in question is average or large in size, it is a problem if your kitchen is small, as this is a waste of valuable space that could be put to good use.

This is why you should consider asking your contractor to extend the length of your new kitchen cabinets so that reach the ceiling.

If you are not very tall and are concerned about being able to reach the uppermost shelves of the cabinets, you may want to invest in a small stepladder, that you can use whenever you need to access this shelving. If you decide to do this, make sure that you buy a foldable stepladder so that it doesn't take up too much floor space.

Contact a company like Firanza Bathroom Collections for more information about tapware.