In today’s age of design, there are so many ways to make the most of a small kitchen that they don’t even need to be considered a “downside” to a home anymore. In fact, small kitchens can be very functional and high on style. If you have ever lived in a condo or a small, historic home then you are probably familiar with what it means to have a small kitchen. Some can feel cramped or dreary without enough storage or work space. The good news it that with some simple improvements you can make the most of a small kitchen and take it from an annoyance to a gem.
Here are some tips and ideas on how to make the most of a small kitchen, using the space in clever ways and bringing style to it that will make you forget all about its limited square footage.
A small extension on the counter tops in the form of a bar not only expand prep space, but also provides a spot for eat-in dining.
Open shelving gives this small kitchen more visual space to make it appear larger while still providing extra storage.
Here is another example of a variety of open shelving making the most of each function it serves without making the space feel tight with bulky upper cabinets.
Small spaces can be big on style, as seen in this cozy kitchen. Wood and brass finishes along with some charming bead board get you so caught up in the beauty, you forget all about the size.
To really expand your opportunities for storage, take your cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Don’t waste an inch of wall space.
These homeowners made the most of their small kitchen, turning it into a charming accent by paining the walls around it in a pretty blue.
Why not let your kitchen utensils serve as decor, as well? These charming pots and pans look great hanging above a charming illustration, while other pots, knives, and wine bottles complete the theme throughout the space.
A long rug adds a great punch of color and character in this small space, assuring that your eye moves through it rather than getting stuck on its narrow size.
This tiny kitchen is big on style with a focal wall in chalkboard paint for note-taking, recipes, and other fun. A stylish illustration of a spoon and a glamorous chandelier add an extra dose of style.
Great design elements like a blue range make a space feel special, while the bar and double-sided glass cabinet opens the kitchen up to the living area to make it feel larger.
With stylish elements and smart design, a small kitchen can become an asset to a home.