Although you may think your kitchen is beautiful, it may not provide you with the features that you need—especially with a larger family that uses the kitchen often. For instance, a lack of counter space can cut down on how many people can work in the kitchen at the same time, which is a major concern when you enjoy having family and friends over for holidays. As a whole, ample counter space is a boon to have in the kitchen.
Unless you plan on buying a different home, your only option for getting more counter space is to invest in a kitchen remodel.
Remove a Wall to Gain More Space
If you do not have enough room in your kitchen, you can always break down a wall to a room neighboring the kitchen to get some more space. It is important to plan everything out beforehand to avoid any major problems and to make sure that you are satisfied with the wall that you take down to open up room. Since you can't simply put a wall back up if you're unhappy with the change it adds or there are structural issues that arise, it's vital that you have professional insight.
Put in an Island
Another way that you can add counter space to your kitchen is by putting in an island. If you do not want to commit to getting a kitchen island added, you can always get a custom, movable island made for your kitchen. However, going for the permanent option opens up more opportunities, such as installing a secondary sink and even other appliances, such as a dishwasher or stove into the island itself.
Get a Built-In Microwave
If you do not have a built-in microwave, it is likely that yours is taking up valuable counter space. An easy way to get all of that space back is by installing a built-in microwave. This can free up counter space and add a modern touch to a kitchen of any age.
Take Away a Breakfast Nook
Breakfast nooks are nice to have, but they are not essential to any kitchen. If you would rather have usable counter space, you should think about getting rid of your breakfast nook and opting for more counters instead.
Remodeling your kitchen with the help of an experienced contractor that's specialized in kitchen remodels can help you enjoy more countertop space without making any sacrifices.