Turn Your Kitchen Dreams Into a Reality—and Do It for Less!
You’ve always wanted to renovate your kitchen and create the most possible storage and usability for the space, but the cost has kept you from seriously considering it. Maybe your kitchen is on the small side, and you’re wondering if the investment is really worth it. However, there are dozens of seemingly “little” additions you can make to your kitchen to make it completely personalized and unique. The best news—they’re all fantastic options for buyers on a budget. Here’s just a handful.
1. Kitchen Island with Seating and Extra Storage – The Trifecta
A kitchen island is always a great way to add counter space to a small kitchen. But this one adds tons of storage space too. If there’s one thing that every small kitchen needs, it’s more places to put stuff, and this island has plenty of that to go around. This small kitchen island provides extra counter space, extra storage, and extra seating! This is what’s known in the kitchen island biz as “The Trifecta.”
2. Counter Overhang with Stool
This overhang on the counter allows the resident baker in this kitchen to have a seat while prepping her culinary goodies. Because if there’s anything that ruins a good plate of brownies, it’s a couple of sore feet, right? Also, the cabinets go all the way up to the ceiling for maximum storage of baking supplies. You don’t want to be halfway through mixing up a batch of raspberry cobbler bars and realize you’re out of vanilla extract. (You can never have enough vanilla extract).
3. Corner Cabinets to Maximize Kitchen Storage
This corner display cabinet maximizes space in the nooks and crannies of this otherwise small kitchen—and also serves as a reminder that it’s always a good time for a glass of wine!
4. Under Cabinet Lighting and Creative Hanging Wine Glass Holders
If you’re a serious wine aficionado and you need even more space for wine glasses, these under cabinet slots are perfect. Supplement the hanging wine glass holders with some intelligently installed under cabinet lighting to create some serious class appeal at an extremely reasonable price.
5. Pull-Out Spice Rack Base Cabinets
This narrow space was converted into the ultimate rollaway spice rack, so that paprika is never too far away.
6. Microwave Wall Cabinet
Save counter space by constructing a cubby hole for your microwave and building it right into your kitchen cabinets.
7. Tall Oven and Microwave Cabinet
…or build your microwave, along with your oven, directly into a wall of cabinetry. At least three feet of counter space is preserved utilizing cabinets for built-in appliances. Your small kitchen starves for counter space. Make sure to leave a lot of room where you can set hot pans of freshly baked cookies. This design also features under cabinet lighting (all the better for photos of those cookies for your Instagram feed!).
8. Wall Cabinet with Refrigerator Cut-Out
Stop piling unsightly old bottles of oil and unused wine glasses on top of your refrigerator and pretending not to notice every time you go in for a glass of milk. Hide those unsightly rarely-used items like your spinach steamer or single-cup coffee brewer in a wall cabinet above your refrigerator. Inserting your refrigerator into a cabinet cut-out allows more versatility in storage along the side of the refrigerator as well.
9. Raised Countertops with Power Outlets
This countertop has a few inches of height added on behind the stovetop to create a breakfast bar, enough to add some horizontal power outlets. How else are you going to toast a cinnamon raisin bagel while making some frosty margaritas in your new industrial strength blender (bagels and margaritas: the breakfast of champions)?
For the Most Budget-Friendly Kitchen Renovation, Contact Our Kitchen Remodelers
Reality Construction has spent years finding the most cost-conscious solutions for customers throughout southeastern Wisconsin. We’ve installed everything you see above. Our Milwaukee kitchen remodelers can design and build the budget kitchen perfect for you, and we love new ideas.