Many homeowners dream of renovating their kitchen, but worry that their space is too limited to make any drastic changes. However, a talented home remodeling expert can make the most of any area, crafting a beautiful and luxurious kitchen that will feel twice its size. Here are some common small kitchen remodeling ideas and techniques you can go over with your contractor to make the most out of your space.

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Reflective Materials

We all know that bright, well-lit spaces always look bigger than dark, cramped ones. So how can you add a little more light to your small kitchen, particularly if a big bay window isn’t in the cards? By embracing one of the biggest trends in home remodeling: metals. Reflective metallic surfaces such as copper or steel will help balance light from available sources around your kitchen, opening up the space and making it feel 10 times larger.

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Get Creative With Your Lighting

Chances are, your current kitchen features one or two overhead lights. If you’re lucky, you may also have a couple of lamps hanging over the bar. But for a small kitchen, this may not be enough. Talk to your contractor about adding in some spotlights or backlights to offset the harshness of a single fluorescent.

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Play With Patterns

A smaller floor plan means a smaller price tag, which translates to better quality materials and bolder patterns for your floor, backsplash, and countertops. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with beautiful colors and textures in your small kitchen.

Feeling inspired by these small kitchen remodeling ideas? Get in touch with the experts at Criner Remodeling. With several decades of experience in the Virginia Beach area, our team is prepared to transform your cramped, outdated kitchen into the most stylish and inviting space in your house. Give us a call today at 757-868-6200 to schedule your free in-home consultation