Will new cabinets help this TINY kitchen?
I'm seriously considering purchasing a very small town house. It is 3 bedroom/ 1.5bath and 1,100 total sq ft not including a small one car garage. I'm having some reservations due to its small size and overall lack of storage space. The price is right however, and I would have enough money to make some cosmetic improvements such as all new interior paint, new carpet upstairs, new laminate downstairs, closet organizers, etc.
I have two small children and I like to cook. I enjoy having a large, fully stocked pantry. This home lacks a pantry:(
I also have a lot of cookware, dishes and small appliances. Not sure where everything will go. I originally thought I might just paint the cabinets, but then I thought perhaps new cabinets would be a better choice. I could go with Ikea or something and maybe the space could be better utilized. I also thought I could maybe squeeze in a narrow, pull out pantry cab at the end of the run to the left. Maybe also put upper fridge cabinets on the floor in that left corner and make a banquette.
Here are some photos of the tiny kitchen. These are two separate units, but the same layout. It is easier to see the scale in the furnished one. Sadly I do not have measurements, but will when I go back out in two weeks.
Yes, the combo kitchen/living room (lol) is really that small. I would have properly sized furniture and place it in a way that doesn't result in the sofa being two feet away from the kitchen sink.
I will do new appliances, but nothing fancy. I may even go with white GE artistry appliances if I do white cabs. I just want it to look nicer and have more storage space. While I would love nicer appliances that function better, the reality is that this unit isn't worth the investment. Same with cabinets. I really need to be sure they will be worth the expense and if I can get more storage space then that's worth it to me.