Add beauty and smart function to a small kitchen with these creative ideas. Discover how to add storage, make the most of a small space, and add beautiful design ideas to your kitchen.
Make the most of every square foot in a small kitchen. Often this small wall on the other side of a doorway would be left empty, but this kitchen boasts a small drink station and additional cabinetry, creating a custom and super-smart solution.
When a cabinet is tucked into a tight corner, use a vertical hinge to avoid banging the door into the wall. This way the door lifts up and out of the way -- the perfect solution for small kitchens.
Sometimes a tiny cabinet isn't good for anything -- except a bottle of wine. Remove the door and add a few small shelves to create the perfect spot to store extra bottles.
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Open shelves and white cabinetry keep the look open and airy in this cottage kitchen. Vintage dishware and floral-pattern china create a pretty display that not only looks great but also remains within reach of the kitchen's main prep zone.
A well-lit kitchen feels larger than a dark one, and natural light beats fluorescents any day. Here, a row of narrow windows functions as a backsplash and drenches this small, stylish kitchen in sunlight. Keep window treatments to a minimum to make the most of your light in a small space.
Top a window or a passageway between rooms with a wide ledge for storage and display. This over-the-window shelf puts the homeowner's collection of olive oil bottles in view and draws the eye upward, emphasizing the kitchen's soaring height and the ceiling's rustic wooden beams.
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Carefully planned details give a small kitchen standout style. Granite-look laminate countertops pair well with the classic white cabinetry and the ogee edge treatment adds understated elegance.
Create drama and add character to a small kitchen by painting the island a different color than the rest of the cabinetry. This cheery yellow island complements colors featured in the subway-tile backsplash. Choose bright colors or light-color stains to ensure the island’s hue doesn’t weigh down the small space.
Conceal clutter and get organized by using baskets to store small items out of sight. Large baskets like these add texture to the space while holding items like hand towels, vegetables, snacks, and serving utensils.
Creative stow-and-go solutions are a must in a small kitchen space. Here, a rolling cart tucks neatly into this island to offer additional workspace as needed. The cart can be wheeled throughout the kitchen to give multiple cooks room for meal prep and staging.
A false wall built around a freestanding refrigerator gives it the look of an expensive built-in. A shelf above the fridge provides storage and display space for decorative dishware and cookbooks. Chalkboard paint transforms the outer edge of the unit into a handy message center.