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Small Kitchen Design

You don't need to feel frustrated with your small kitchen. They can make sail boat kitchens elegant why not your kitchen. I'll bet you think it's impossible to fit everything you feel you need for a functioning kitchen in such a small space, especially if it does not function now. We get it. We have done dozens of designs for small kitchens it is a fun challenge. More important our in house craftsmen have been remodeling small kitchens for many years.

Appliances for Small Kitchens

The most important ingredient in designs for small kitchens is proportionately small kitchen appliances. Otherwise the appliances dominate the space and the kitchen looks out of balance. We represent several manufacturers who have developed appliances for small kitchens. Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths recently completed three small kitchens at 535 Florida Ave NW Washington DC. Pictures are displayed on this page. Our Small Kitchen Design included a Fagor 5HA -200LX, a 24" wide base oven and a Fagor 3FIA-5GLST X a 27" 5 element gas cook top. This combo got us away from the alternative which is either the very expensive professional 24" ranges made by Viking priced north of $3,000.00 or the very inexpensive 24" ranges made by GE which look like they belong in a 1960 tenement. The Fagor combo can be had for less than $2,000.00 and looks sharp. When we have space for a stacked double oven will go with the Kitchenaid KEBC247V which is a staked double oven that can fit into a 24" wide by 84" tall or more cabinet, for a small but very stylish built in look.

Sam & Donna M. Testimonial

"To the entire crew at Signature Kitchens, Additions and Baths - We are so Happy with our 'New Home. The kitchen design and our new kitchen cabinetry have simply been transformative. Each and everyone of you have been a real joy to work with throughout the entire process and the workmanship and professionalism is outstanding. It's nice to know there are still companies like yours in business who put the customer and quality first."

Small Kitchen Remodel & the 24" by 84" Refrigerator

The average refrigerator is 30", 33" and 36". These are the standards for most American manufacturers. This leaves most small kitchen remodels looking like a refrigerator with a couple of cabinets thrown in. In most or our small kitchen remodels we like to use Fagor's 3FCA-68NF X stainless or its black art version. This fridge measures 24" wide 24" deep and 79" tall. We have also use the Blomberg BRFB1450 which is 27" wide by 75" tall. If a beefier unit which maximizes space is in your budget we also represent both Gaggenau & Northland. Gaggenau offers a truly integrated 24" by 24"' by 84" 17 cubic foot refrigerator on, meaning you must live a European life without a refrigerator. Northland offers a 24" by 84" refrigerator freezer as well as an amazing 18" wide by 84" refrigerator freezer. Talk about space saver. Either of these units retail near $4,000.00 almost 3 times the Fagor or Blomberg alternative.

The last small appliance is the 18" dishwasher. We usually specify the GE PDW1860NSS which is a very good looking profile dishwasher. Mysteriously the moderate priced European brands Fagor & Blumberg don't offer an 18" dishwasher.

Design for Small Kitchen - Must Have Cabinets

The first cabinet which we cannot do without is the sink base. Were looking for deepest, largest sink base which will fit into a 24" to 27" cabinet combined with a high gooseneck faucet and we should be able to fit a fairly large pot for spaghetti or steaming crabs.

Next we have to move the cooking fumes out of the kitchen ideally using no more than the 24" width allocated to the oven and cook top cabinet. Medallion Cabinetry has a custom wood hood program that will give us the look we want if it's to match the rest of the kitchen, (Pictures from one of our small kitchen remodels depicting this hood are on this page) LG makes an over the range microwave that exhausts the fumes from underneath to an exterior vent outlet no different than the typical 30" model. We have used it many times.

Small Kitchen Design Ideas - Cabinet Tricks

Have you kept track of the inches so far saved? At a minimum we have saved 18 precious inches and maybe as mush as 24". Let's spend some of that. Have you dreamed of a pantry cabinet in your little kitchen? How about a 9" by 96" pantry pull out? It holds a lot of dry goods and you can pull out its entire contents for review at any time. While remodeling small kitchens we have also made great use of 6" width wine cubes and 3" & 6" width spice drawers as well as 12" wide base and wall cabinet pull out pantry. Even a small kitchen remodel needs a trashcan base and Medallion squeezes in a 15" full height base waste cabinet. These thin specific use cabinets lend style and function which is exactly what you were looking for. Not all small kitchen design solutions are small some are just thought full use of space. For example a blind corner base pull out will hold almost twice as much product as a lazy susan in the corner. Conversely a lazy susan corner wall cabinet will let you reach what might be lost for ever on the top shelves. We have many other small kitchen design ideas, just give us a call and we'll design you a small kitchen with all the big features you need.

Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths

Every designer has had specialized training in Kitchen Design, through NKBA, SEN or ASID, not only in style and structure, but in function and arrangement as well. Unlike our neighbors we are not a retail store we are a design build remodeling company, a licensed contractor in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney or Silver Spring, or Woodley Park, Adams Morgan or Capitol Hill. Even if you live in Fairfax or Alexandria we at Signature Kitchen Additions & Baths can not only Design a Great Kitchen, Addition, or Bath we can develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move the walls, floors and ceilings or add an addition, install your new kitchen, along with the lighting, the plumbing, the tile, and the floor. Heck, we can build the house for you if you would like! So give us a call at: 301.251.1880 you will always be glad you did. You can also email the owner Gary Case at: Gcase@signatureKAB.net.

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