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Small Kitchen Design Basics


The key to a better kitchen might come with cabinet refinishing or putting in just the right type of appliance to fit your space. But these factors are even more crucial when you’re dealing with a limited amount of space in which to work. Small kitchens don’t need to feel constricting or limiting, not when you have the solutions to a better kitchen right here in front of you. 

So, let’s consider the many different ways you can manage with a small kitchen, by implementing these simple small kitchen design basics. 

Small Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets are going to take up the majority of your wall space. But that’s the case in most kitchens that aren’t the size of a postage stamp. For those smaller rooms where, useable space is at a premium, you want to re-think the way you store your important items and utensils. 

If you already have cabinets installed, you can re-think their aesthetic by repainting or refinishing them in colors and hues that are more suitable for a contained space. Bright and lighter colors give the appearance of making a room look larger and airier than it actually is. So, when you are thinking about ways to open up your space, opt for bright and light which will reflect light better. 

Get Creative About Your Storage

If your cabinet space is at a premium and you have very little in the way of additional available real estate for installing more cabinets, find other inventive ways to provide your home with that extra storage capacity you want. 

One of the more popular options is to hang the things you need to store on hooks or grids. This will not only give you the opportunity to display some of the kitchenware pieces that you are proud to own, but you can also save on space by using these to hang the items you use most. 

You can also do more with your cabinet space by placing racks and other methods of storage under the cabinets, either attaching something to the bottom of the cabinet box or place countertop storage options beneath them. A coffee mug tree is ideal for having all of your morning coffee receptacles in one place without taking up space in your cabinets. 

Choosing the Right Appliances for Your Kitchen

In order to give your small kitchen, the functionality it needs you want good appliances. But for that kitchen to have the type of aesthetic you want that doesn’t feel crowded, overstuffed, and overwhelmed, you may want to think small when you get those appliances. 

A small kitchen forces you to think outside the box and while there are many smaller sized appliances on the market, from refrigerators to ovens, you need to find that delicate balance between saving space and reliability. You may not have all of the most technologically advanced options at your disposal with some of these items as many appliance manufacturers will limit your features and accessories on the smaller stuff. The market isn’t as widespread for these products.