Small Kitchen Layout

Even the smallest kitchen can be hardworking. Make the most of a small kitchen with these smart layout and floor plan tips.

Maximize a small kitchen with these tips for the most functional layout. The work triangle is central to kitchen efficiency. Main work areas make up the triangle-- the sink, the refrigerator and cooktop. Keep the path between these areas open and the kitchen will function best even if it's small. The best peninsulas are at least 48 inches deep plus an overhang. This maximizes storage underneath while allowing space for seating. Avoid overhead cabinets for an open look. Keep the distance between appliances and a landing zone to less than 2 steps. In this kitchen, the fridge door opens away from adjacent counter space and the oven is situated directly across from the island. Follow these tips when planning your kitchen and the small space will definitely pack a punch!