27 Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Kitchens

When you have a small kitchen, you often don’t even feel like going into that room. It’s just not inviting to always feel like you don’t have enough space for prepping dinner or even for washing the dishes. But that’s sometimes because it’s not designed right. A tiny kitchen with a functional décor is actually not that bad. It’s not as good as a large kitchen but it’s still ok. So what could you do to make a small kitchen inviting and more practical?

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Open shelves are very practical and they’re also great for display

Use the space on the walls.

In a small kitchen it’s difficult to find the space for all the storage you need. You can have wall-mounted cabinets and shelves but that couldn’t be enough either. So what else can you do? Well, you can use the space you have left on the walls. For example, you can have hooks where you can hang all sorts of utensils and you can put them above the sink or under a cabinet.

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Come up with clever storage solutions like this piece that’s hanging from the ceiling
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Put up hooks and use them to store pans and other kitchen utensils
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Wall-mounted cabinets are really useful and very practical in any kitchen
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Make the kitchen cozier by having a bench or breakfast corner
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In an open plan you can visually delimitate the kitchen by using color

Hide the seating.

If you have a small kitchen, then you probably don’t have enough space for an island. If you do, then it’s great because you get to have even more storage space and a great prep surface. If not, you can at least have a table. Underneath the table you can store the chairs and stools. It’s a great idea because this way you can get them out of the way but you can still use them whenever you want.

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Custom-designed furniture is the best solution for small spaces
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Chalkboard walls are very practical in the kitchen for writing lists and recipes
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Use the walls for storage and put up shelves above the sink
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The kitchen doesn’t necessarily have to be an enclosed room or part of a larger space
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The cabinets can reach the ceiling and you can store the items you rarely use in the upper spaces
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This dish rack is wonderful and the hooks for hanging cups are just as practical
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You don’t have to put up cabinets on all the walls if this makes the kitchen feel cramped
You can hide everything in cabinets for a more clean and organized look
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A kitchen island is a great thing to have if the space allows you to
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Try to keep things organized to avoid a messy look
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In a kitchen with high ceilings you can also use the walls to hang artwork
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You can also use the space on top of the cabinets for storage
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White small kitchen with bar stools
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The space above the fridge could also be used for storing a box or a container
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By matching the furniture and the walls you make the room feel larger
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Yellow accents in a small kitchen can add a big touch
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Small kitchen featuring a reclaimed wood floor
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You can match the cabinets in the kitchen for a cohesive décor
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Be clever and don’t waste any space that could be used for storage
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A free corner can accommodate a few shelves, great for both storage and display
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The upper shelves can be used for displaying decorative items or things you rarely use

Use the corners.

The corners in a room are usually unused space that just goes to waste. But when you don’t have much space to work with in the first place, you kids want to take advantage of every inch you have. So why not use the corners? You could have a clever storage space in the corner for small items, maybe for spice jars. You could also have furniture with custom-designed drawers that fit in corners.