A too-small kitchen is a common complaint among many homeowners. They might struggle to find room in the kitchen for storage, food preparation, and eating. Oftentimes, it is possible to expand the kitchen by taking down a wall between the kitchen and a neighboring room, such as a dining room. However, if such an approach is not feasible, there are other ways to improve a kitchen that contains limited square footage by maximizing the available space.
One such approach is to re-evaluate storage. Different types of cabinetry and shelving, such as rotating lazy Susan cabinets, make it easier to store more items. Another approach is to consider an alternative to a table or island. While tables and kitchen islands are highly useful in some kitchens, they simply don’t fit in many smaller spaces.
Instead, a homeowner might consider installing a countertop along a wall to serve as a breakfast bar. This approach effectively turns a small into an eat-in kitchen when a table does not fit. And since the countertop is narrow and stools or chairs can be stored underneath it when not in use, the strategy makes effective use of a small space. The ability to put a storage rack or cabinetry above this countertop is another advantage.