Small Kitchen, Smart Design

Kitchens are the center of a house for some people. If the kitchen is small, then it is so hard to enjoy all the perks that come with a kitchen. Clever layouts and storage solutions prove that small kitchens can be functional and fabulous. Below are several ways to design your small kitchen to make it suddenly seem like it isn’t so small after all.

Storage Galore:

Open shelving units above and narrow cabinets on each side of the refrigerator help to make great use of all of the available storage space in certain small cabinets. Adding the extra storage helps to declutter and organize your kitchen, which ultimately gives you more space for cooking and serving food to guests.

Going Glass:

An easy way to visually expand a kitchen is to add glass. Upper glass front cabinets and pull-out pilasters for spices on each side of the range help to provide storage and add beauty to smaller kitchens. Glass cabinetry also helps you be able to see what you have stored away (which makes less work for you). Replacing your knobs and pulls with a glass knob and pull can add that extra something special to your kitchen.

Waste Not:

Every surface in the kitchen should be utilized to maximize space. This includes using those wall-mounted knife racks and magnetic message center on the end of a cabinet. The more space you smartly utilize, the more room you’ll ultimately have to use.

Shelf Improvement:

A combination of well-designed open and closed storage gives homeowners a lot of options for keeping kitchen essentials close at hand. Plus, making those shelving improvements allows you to add a little bit of you to your kitchen. If you like the idea of open cabinets and have a small kitchen, use the small kitchen as a reason to redo those closed cabinets into open ones.

Gourmet Quality:

To create a gourmet kitchen in a 68-square-foot space, you should consider installing a compact, pro-quality range and stove. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry takes advantage of the height and provides plenty of storage for culinary essentials. Also, having a gourmet kitchen just makes you feel like your kitchen is bigger!

Double Duty:

A small kitchen peninsula serves multiple purposes for storage, dining, and food prep. The more duties one item in your kitchen has, the fewer items you’ll actually need. This in itself creates more space!

Having a small kitchen shouldn’t discourage you! Instead, take this as an opportunity to redo the kitchen completely. Use some of these tips to ensure that your small kitchen feels as big as you envision it. With PlumbTile flooring ideas, you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your small kitchen that will help to make your home feel complete.