Kitchen remodel: small kitchens big on livability
Small kitchens are back in a big way. There's something to be said for smaller spaces, particularly in challenging economic times. The kitchen is certainly no different. Smaller appliances could mean lower monthly energy bills--a welcomed situation for any budget. Make the most of the room by choosing space-saving appliances that fit under cabinet bottoms. The top-bottom refrigerator-freezer is a perfect choice for the smaller kitchen. And shelving, pot racks, and magnetic knife or spice holders can help you make the best use of the space you have.
Just because the space is smaller doesn't mandate skimping on the decorating scheme. Using similar colors and styles of fixtures and cabinet hardware can help unify a look. One way to "expand" your kitchen is to use glass as much as possible--particularly in cabinets and storage spaces.