Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops for Small Kitchens

Ever find yourself moving the mail or your kid’s homework so you can prepare dinner? If so, that’s life in a small kitchen. In this case, the countertops must handle multiple duties. When space is tight, it seems that you rely on your counters even more.

When it comes time for you to choose kitchen countertops in Sanford, FL, embrace the opportunity to transform your space to work perfectly for your needs.


In a small kitchen, a simple and uniform style works best. A slight minimalist touch will keep the area open and feel more spacious. The countertops you ultimately choose should combine style and functionality.


Here’s an easy guide to 3 factors to consider when choosing the right countertops:


Size

If space permits, consider extending the depth of your countertops by 6 inches on bartops (up to 18 inches) and islands. This is a fantastic way to maximize the usable space without too much crowding. Other options are to add a peninsula at the end of your counters. 


A wonderful way to create a sense of space is to extend the counter surface up the wall. Again, a sense of uniformity provides the feeling of spaciousness.


Style

When it comes to choosing a style, solid surface is more affordable with lots of color options, and stone is more elegant and durable, but pricier. Quartz is another option which falls in the mid-upgrade price range and offers lots of color choices.

Regardless of the material, remember to keep it simple. Busy patterns make the space seem smaller, and more crowded.  Butcher block islands can be an excellent choice for clean lines and the simple look that small kitchens crave.


Economy

Economy in design is about removing anything that doesn’t play an essential role. Can you remove non-essentials from your countertops or relocate them? When designing the counters in your small kitchen use the Murphy bed principle. Create areas where useful items like a cutting board or stool can hide away, roll under, or fold beneath the counter. This practice will help emphasize the key aspects of your design.