One of the greatest challenges you can face when remodeling is trying to decide what to do with a space that lacks ample square footage. Possibly more than any other room, kitchens need to feel open and small kitchens can quickly become cluttered if too many things are left unchecked during a remodel. Here are some things to consider when installing wood countertops as part of your small kitchen remodel.
LEDs Can Bring Brightness To Your Small Kitchen Remodel
A combination of cabinet-lining LED lights with your newly-installed wood countertops can help to accent and increase the warmth that wood brings to a kitchen. These lights run right along the underside of your cabinets and can be set to switches or automated timers. LED lights are energy efficient, often lasting more than 50 thousand hours, and allow you to be creative on install. With the right setup, you can bring the focus onto your countertops and away from the limited amount of space you have.
Point of Use Refrigeration Underneath Wood Countertops Frees Up Wall Space In Your Small Kitchen Remodel
Point of use refrigeration refers to the absence of a large fridge up against the wall. Instead, refrigerators are placed underneath countertops, moving your items to the areas of your kitchen where you’ll need them. You may have your drinks underneath your kitchen island and your food underneath the counter you use to chop vegetables. These fridges can have multiple shelves and often come with full-extension slide-out bins so you never have to worry about running out of space.
Enhance Accessibility To Make Life Easier With Your Small Kitchen Remodel
There are a few modifications you can make when installing wood countertops with your remodel to other areas that may make your life easier:
- Deepen drawer pockets
- Install side-opening ovens
- Microwave drawers
Side-opening ovens installed at counter height can allow you to store oven pans directly underneath your oven, potentially freeing up an entire cabinet. By eliminating the need to bend down when baking, you create a safer space as well. Microwave drawers free up counter space as well, ensuring that your small kitchen doesn’t look cluttered and that nothing is left to hide the design you’ve worked so hard on.
Our experienced staff can help you find just the right design and products to make your dream a reality. We’ll work with you to ensure that you can redesign your kitchen into a setting you’ll truly enjoy. Get an online countertop quote, or call Maryland Wood Countertops today at 443-840-7373 to talk with us about how you can take the remodel of your small kitchen to the next level.