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Turn Your Small Maryland or Washington, DC Kitchen into Your Dream Kitchen

Posted on: January 15, 2015

WHite small kitchen design by Jack Rosen in MD

In the DC metro area, and especially the Maryland suburbs, space is at a premium. But just because you have a small kitchen inside a row house or a condo doesn’t mean it can’t be gourmet, spacious, or inviting. With the right design and custom storage spaces, your small DC kitchen can be inviting and roomy.

If you’re thinking of designing a kitchen for your condo, check out our blog post on Condo Kitchen Design Tips!

Maximize Your Small Space

To get the most out of your small kitchen, think upwards. Floor-to ceiling custom cabinetry is a great idea because it gives you more storage space without making the room look too cluttered. Plus, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry can make the ceiling seem higher and give the whole room a more cohesive look. Another way in which you can avoid a busy, cluttered look is by using transparent furniture like a sedie trasparenti, as it takes up very little visual space.

You can also stack your cabinetry. When you stack cabinets, they look more like furniture instead of storage receptacles, giving your small kitchen a more elegant, formal look.

Another handy trick you can use to maximize your space is, if you have higher ceilings, put some detail into them. Use tiles, distinct fixtures, and different patterns to distract from the small space. There are tons of places in the DC metro area you can find wonderful deals on old tin tiles, antique lighting fixtures, and anything else you might need to spruce up your kitchen ceiling. Any of the many flea markets like the Flea Market at Eastern Market in DC’s Capitol Hill district have amazing, unique embellishments just waiting to be discovered.

Kidden storage in small kitchen by Jack Rosen  Hidden drawer in custom cabinetry by Jack Rosen

Make the Most of Custom Kitchen Cabinetry

Finding just-right cabinetry for small kitchens in the DC and Maryland area can be tough, so make the most of custom kitchen cabinetry. Buying custom cabinetry will save you the headache from measuring, re-measuring, and re-designing and will instantly give your kitchen a facelift. If you’re looking for custom cabinetry in the DC Metro area, visit Jack Rosen’s Rockville showroom this weekend for some kitchen design inspiration.

When you’re deciding on the type of cabinetry you’re going to be purchasing for a small kitchen, keep in mind the style of your DC home, but be sure to pick a kind that has maximum storage capacity as well as easy organization. Choose a kitchen design that creates a space for everything so you aren’t finding yourself swallowed in clutter as the years go by. Hide a spice rack near the stovetop, or choose a vertical-lift cabinet for on-counter storage, like the photos from our showroom below:

Or, if you’re really tight for space, you can even get custom-designed cabinetry to hide a refrigerator and freezer underneath the counter and store all your dishes and pans on open shelves up above. Having a place for anything and everything will help make sure that you’re never at a loss of where to put things and will keep your small kitchen more organized.

Design Smart

When choosing appliances and extras, like tables and chairs, think smart. Install an induction stovetop that can double as a countertop when you’re not using it, or if you rarely cook.

Pick a table with removable eaves that can expand if need be but otherwise takes up as little space as possible, and furnish it with either benches, elegant stools, or armless chairs. Pick colors that blend with your wall color, or even match it. If you use too many colors in a small kitchen, it tends to look messy and overwhelming.

Use mirrors to make the space look bigger. If your kitchen is more of an open-concept kitchen, or there isn’t much definition between rooms, a full-length mirror against the wall in front of the dining room table not only enhances the space but also helps separate it.

Minimal furniture in a small kitchen in Maryland

Start Your Small Kitchen Remodel Today!

Visit our showroom and discover the potential in your kitchen today, because the longer you put it off, the more clutter you’ll accumulate. If you’re considering remodeling your small kitchen in the DC Metro or Maryland areas, don’t hesitate to call Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens. We can help you with your kitchen design from start to finish, so contact us today!

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