Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

We’ve all experienced it. You’re looking to remodel your kitchen, so you start by looking at, say, cabinet designs. And all the articles you come across are like this one:

15 Contemporary Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets, cabinets, cabinets! Why do we actually need them? Number one answer is for storage – definitely for putting things away. There are pretty much a couple of materials we can use for our kitchen cabinets at home. Primary choice is wood. It may be made from Oak or Walnut – but whatever the wood choice you chose, for it to look its best, maintaining it is key. …

Sure, the kitchen and cabinet designs are gorgeous, but there’s one problem – they’re all for absolutely GIANT kitchens. As much as we’d all love to work in kitchens the size of bedrooms, many of us are making do with closet-sized kitchens. So how do you maximize space in a small kitchen? To start off, there are a few simple tricks to making a kitchen look and feel larger, making you feel less claustrophobic when you’re working:

Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger

White is your best friend in a small kitchen. It reflects light, which enhances the sense of space and makes the walls seem to recede. When you carry the white from the cabinetry to the countertops, walls, and ceiling, you create a seamless space without edges or boundaries to stop the eye. …

When it comes to cabinets, you have a few options. Installing cabinets from floor to ceiling can add tons of extra storage space – although if you’re short like me you may need to invest in a good step-stool. Or, for a little bit more money you can have custom cabinets created to make use of every possible inch of space:

Small Kitchen Cabinets

Learn about the options for small kitchen cabinets to see how you can accommodate even the smallest kitchens with much needed storage and great design. Kitchen cabinets take up a huge amount of real estate in your kitchen, so it goes without saying that if the blueprint of your kitchen is small, small cabinetry will be needed. …

Another problem with small kitchens is the limited counter space. One solution is to install a smaller sink, but if there’s one thing I hate in kitchens it’s trying to work in a sink that’s too small. Instead, why not try getting a cutting board that can sit over your sink?

IKEA Chopping Board This way, you can go for the larger sink installation, but still have the possibility of extra counter space when you need it. Check Ikea and Amazon for the appropriate kind of cutting board.

A small kitchen doesn’t have to be less useful – you just might have to be a little creative!


Rachel is a graduate from Grove City College, where she studied Communications, English, and Theatre. She currently has a plethora of unrelated jobs, of which blogging from the comfort of her bedroom is one.

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