As the old saying goes, “good things come in small packages.” While this could pertain to many things, small kitchen remodels are certainly true. While they may be small in size, they can be full of good things that impact how the space looks and functions – stylish design features, custom storage solutions, and top-quality materials, just to name a few.
Key Features That Make Small Kitchen Remodels Stand Out
To help you visualize exactly what we mean, let’s take a look at 10 of our favorite small kitchen remodels that have a small footprint but are big on design.
#1: Coastal Glam Kitchen Makeover in Tustin
This Tustin kitchen remodel features a peninsula instead of a kitchen island. In keeping with smart design techniques for small kitchen remodels, the peninsula is multi-functional and serves three unique purposes:
- It provides additional cabinet storage since wall storage space is limited in this kitchen.
- The peninsula provides the perfect home for a built-in range. Someone preparing a meal at the cook-top can easily converse with others in the adjacent room while simultaneously having the necessary countertop space for meal prep.
- There is enough space on one side of the peninsula for informal countertop seating for three.
It’s also important to note the design elements that give this small kitchen a stylish flair – a stunning Mother of Pearl tile backsplash, a waterfall quartz countertop, cabinets with glass doors, and floating shelves are all eye-catching features!
#2: Sleek Kitchen Design in San Juan Capistrano Remodel
This San Juan Capistrano kitchen features a sizable island that fulfills a similar purpose to the Tustin kitchen’s peninsula. The island provides storage on one side and bar seating on the other while simultaneously creating a visual boundary between the kitchen and adjacent room. And, even though this kitchen is predominantly white and gray, its porcelain mosaic tile backsplash provides plenty of visual intrigue while also tying together the room’s color scheme.
#3: Modern Farmhouse Small Kitchen Remodels in Laguna Niguel
This bright and cheery farmhouse kitchen is positive proof that even small kitchen remodels can be fully loaded with functional beauty. Even though it only measures 145 square feet, every bit of this kitchen is fully optimized in order to provide the homeowners with the most storage and workspace possible without sacrificing style.
A built-in pantry and corner cupboard with floating shelves above it make transitions between the kitchen and adjacent rooms seamless. Across the room, an expansive peninsula countertop provides bar seating and contributes to the kitchen’s inclusive feel. An under-the-counter beverage center offers a special place to keep drinks cool that’s also easy to reach. And, last but not least, note the two-toned cabinets beautifully tied together with a multi-colored mosaic marble tile backsplash.
#4: Gorgeous & Functional Kitchen Remodel in Newport Beach
This small kitchen remodel in Newport Beach is a perfect example of functional beauty. The stylish look comes primarily from gorgeous white cabinets contrasted by a marble mosaic tile backsplash and veined quartz countertops.
But, perhaps the hidden beauty of this kitchen lies in its abundant customized storage options. From slide-out drawers and organizational cubbies to a Lazy Susan with a double-jointed door, the cabinets in this kitchen provide a host of ways to tuck everything neatly out of sight but have it readily available and within reach when needed.
#5: Charming Kitchen Remodel in Laguna Niguel
For some small kitchen remodels, the existing space isn’t well suited for either an island or a peninsula, and that’s okay. What’s most important in these cases is to maximize the use of the space and also include unique design elements that fit the homeowner’s style and personality
In this Laguna Niguel kitchen remodel, modern meets vintage with a mix of both new and retro-inspired design features. Built-in cabinets, a corner sink, and smaller appliances all work together to create a small but charming space that’s exciting but functional.
#6: Seaside Laguna Beach Kitchen Remodel
Small kitchen remodels don’t feel so tiny when walls can be removed, allowing the room to open up into adjacent spaces like in this Laguna Beach kitchen renovation. Even though the kitchen itself is only 125 square feet, it feels much larger due to its new open-concept layout.
The room is also fully optimized to make functional use of the existing space. Take the kitchen island, for example. It houses a sink and dishwasher, provides additional cabinet storage, and is also large enough to offer bar seating for three. Add that to the glossy blue porcelain backsplash, white cabinetry throughout, and wood-like luxury vinyl flooring and you have a functional, beach-themed kitchen that completely fits with its coastal location!
#7: Beautiful Two-Toned Kitchen Remodel in San Clemente
Family dining is absolutely possible, even in small kitchen remodels, as long as this is taken into consideration during the design phase. In this San Clemente kitchen remodel, for example, we made sure to include a large peninsula for this very purpose. The countertop is expansive, allowing plenty of room for dining without encroaching on space needed for food preparation.
Reducing clutter and keeping items off the countertops is one way that small kitchens can look and function at their best. For this remodel, that included a custom-built hutch that houses decorative items for display but also hides small kitchen appliances behind garage-style cabinet doors.
#8: Newport Beach Classic Kitchen Remodel
One of the easiest ways to make a small kitchen look stunning is with a stylish tile design. This Newport Beach kitchen is a perfect example of that. While white cabinets and countertops make the room bright and cheery, a unique patterned tile backsplash is an eye-catching feature that elevates the entire design.
#9: Ladera Ranch Open Kitchen Remodel
This kitchen remodel in Ladera Ranch is a great example of what’s possible when you combine contrasting colors and materials. White wall cabinets really pop when set against a dark glass subway tile backsplash and dark porcelain flooring made to look like wood. The dark/light contrast continues with an island that has a dark lower half and white quartz countertop.
This kitchen also features something that isn’t always possible in every small kitchen remodel – a bar area with wine glasses and bottle storage rack. Since the kitchen was renovated to allow for a better traffic flow throughout, this space became suitable for this fun and useful feature.
#10: Capistrano Beach Small Kitchen Remodels
Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, our goal is to make every kitchen remodel fit the unique style and personality of the homeowners but also fit well with where it’s located. This Capistrano Beach kitchen remodel makes good use of the ocean view but also brings the feel of the sea inside with a beachy theme. Luxury vinyl flooring, stone countertops, and a tile backsplash made of marble and limestone all come together to create an oceanside vibe.
Small Kitchen Remodels in Orange County
Regardless of size, every kitchen remodel can be a perfect mix of function and beauty if it’s designed properly. At Sea Pointe Design & Remodel, we combine your personal wants and needs with award-winning design elements and features that can help you make the most of your space while also enjoying unparalleled beauty.
When you’re ready to start planning your own Orange County kitchen remodel, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation. You can also join us on May 5, 2022, for the Ultimate Kitchen Design & Remodeling Webinar where you’ll learn the must-have kitchen design and remodeling knowledge to proceed feeling confident.