Kitchen remodel ideas from small kitchens on a budget to luxury custom kitchens. Most of the finishes are lacquer, but there are also some wood finishes, and everything has sculpting or other details on the doors.” Large glass doors leading to a patio keep light flowing through the narrow room, while white paint and stainless-steel appliances keep the space bright.
Since the light you get in your kitchen is as much reflected light as it is direct light, you can increase a small kitchen’s light intensity by using brighter-colored wood species for the cabinetry and neutral tones for the counters, as well as for the wall paint.
The butcher-block countertops, black cabinetry, large industrial pendant lights, and a porcelain apron sink—all from Ikea!—kept costs down without sacrificing style, while black appliances (less expensive than stainless ones) match the cabinets for a seamless effect.
You can go as cheap or as expensive as you want and still have a room that anyone would be proud to cook in. Whether you’ve been wanting that gourmet kitchen or just a little extra style, you can achieve it with some research and a little elbow grease.
The Right way to Handle Waste: Hide it in a rollout base cabinet within one step of the sink, or no more than two steps away if it’s in an opposing island; Place an additional recycling bin on the rollout, or multiple bins on a second unit near the exterior door if your municipality requires sorting; Use slim cans that require frequent emptying, to keep odors at bay and prevent back strain from hefting too-big bags.