The average kitchen size in America is ever-changing. According to a study by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 238 square feet is the average size of kitchens for houses with more 4,000 square feet of space. The number decreases to 103 square feet for properties under 1,500 square feet. Moreover, the general rule is that a kitchen should represent 10% to 15% of the overall living space.
However, not every homeowner has the luxury of space. Although we’re all wired to yearn for spacious living areas, a tiny kitchen isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Today, Krier’s Construction, an experienced general contractor, talks about the benefits of a smaller kitchen:
More Space for Other Areas
Let’s start off with the most obvious advantage: greater floor size for other living areas. If you’re already happy with your home interior, keeping your kitchen small can give you more latitude to play with your landscaping design or even add an addition. Use the extra outdoor space to build a patio or grow your own garden.
Less Costly to Finish and Furnish
Usually, the kitchen requires the most money to renovate. A smaller space can effectively drive down your costs. With less space to finish and furnish, you’ll have more money to spend on premium materials and products.
More Efficient to Have
Small kitchens typically have better ergonomic designs. Despite a lack of real estate, a tiny kitchen is generally still big enough to fit the sink, stove, oven and the refrigerator for efficient workflow. With a little creativity, you can maximize every inch of the wall for storage while freeing up counter space for food prepping and cooking.
As one of the most experienced local roofers and kitchen remodelers, you can rely on Krier’s Construction to pull off your dream home project. Call us at (920) 328-0747 to discuss your home improvement needs in Green Bay, Appleton or Oshkosh, WI, and to get a free estimate.