51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That ROCKS

even small studio apartment kitchens could be functional if you use all available space right

even small studio apartment kitchens could be functional if you use all available space right

If you happen to have a small space in a suburban cape, you know how hard it could be to design functional areas that still looks stylish. Especially hard the task is when you’re designing a kitchen. We all know how hard it is to cook in a small kitchen. That’s why you need really thoughtful layout and enough storage solutions there. Otherwise, it won’t be comfortable to use. Even furniture manufacturers know that and create multi-functional compact kitchen units that help to solve these problems. Although these units are usually quite pricey so our way is to make kitchens comfortable with standard furniture solutions that make the most of a small space and creative design ideas.

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First of all, you need to understand that a small kitchen cannot accommodate everything. There isn’t space for mail storage, laundry stuff and lots of recipe books. You need to focus on everything related to cooking. Use modern scaled-down appliances, built-ins and of course cabinets with practical organizers. Just don’t forget to go through all your cabinets once in a while. Otherwise, they soon will be filled with lots of unnecessary things and as a side effect, your countertops will be covered with clutter too. Btw, using floating shelves might also be a way to go. Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic with all these floor to ceiling cabinets but in this case that won’t be a problem.

Countetop space

Lots of small kitchens don’t have enough counter space. Although there are plenty of tricks that could help you with that. For example, you can cover your sink with a cutting board, use fold down tables, occupy your windowsill or use a small but functional kitchen island that features a dining area, additional storage or even built-in appliances.

Use enough lights

There aren’t large windows on small kitchens. That’s why all your cabinets and shelves should have LED strip lights. They are easy to install and provide more than enough light for comfortable cooking. Besides, don’t forget about pendant lights above other areas you will use in your kitchen. Btw, light furniture and wall colors also help to distribute light better.

More Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas That Helps

When your kitchen is functional it’s time to think about decor. We recommend mixing the materials up to ensure an interesting look. To visually expand the space you can use glass surfaces. Glass cabinet doors and a solid glass backsplash are obvious solutions (you can even DIY such backsplash).

Even though white and neutral theme works really well for a tiny kitchen you can also go bold with color. Mixed dining chairs in bright colors, colroful walls and cabinets and creative light fixtures could completely change an overall impression from your kitchen. Sometimes it’s a good idea to embrace the space and don’t try to make it “look bigger”.

Below you’ll find plenty of good ideas for small kitchens that will prove that bigger isn’t always better.

Stainless teel appliances works well with a light gray kitchen cabinets

Stainless teel appliances works well with a light gray kitchen cabinets

Minimalist and Small but Smart kitchen design (via digsdigs)

Minimalist and Small but Smart kitchen design (via digsdigs)

Even a small kitchen could feature a fireplace (via digsdigs)

Even a small kitchen could feature a fireplace (via digsdigs)

Who said that small kitchen can

Who said that small kitchen can't be creative? (via digsdigs)

Creative storage for all these appliances is quite important for a small kitchen (via digsdigs)

Creative storage for all these appliances is quite important for a small kitchen (via digsdigs)

That is how you can hide all these appliances yet make them easy to access (via digsdigs)

That is how you can hide all these appliances yet make them easy to access (via digsdigs)

Bold decor could make a small kitchen shine (via digsdigs)

Bold decor could make a small kitchen shine (via digsdigs)

All white is a way to go for a narrow kitchen

All white is a way to go for a narrow kitchen

beautiful color combo for this small kitchen design

beautiful color combo for this small kitchen design

black works so well with rustic wood on this gorgeous yet compact kitchen

black works so well with rustic wood on this gorgeous yet compact kitchen

faux painted brick looks well on a small kitchen

faux painted brick looks well on a small kitchen

glossy white works well with natural wood in any kitchen design

glossy white works well with natural wood in any kitchen design

houseboat rustic kitchen that is well connected with other rooms

houseboat rustic kitchen that is well connected with other rooms

modern black and white design works well in any room

modern black and white design works well in any room

modern scandinavian design works well in super small kitchens

modern scandinavian design works well in super small kitchens

small kitchen could have an island too

small kitchen could have an island too

smart black and white kitchen design

smart black and white kitchen design

Steel surfaces are very practical

Steel surfaces are very practical

super tiny yet fully functional kitchen that occupy only one small niche

super tiny yet fully functional kitchen that occupy only one small niche

Tight space in Airstream is more than enough for a fully functional home

Tight space in Airstream is more than enough for a fully functional home

tiny parisian apartments usually have small kitchens that look beauitful anyway

tiny parisian apartments usually have small kitchens that look beauitful anyway

Cool furniture from Snaidero could be quite functional. It’s a modern kitchen with a smart, compact design. (via digsdigs)

Cool furniture from Snaidero could be quite functional. It’s a modern kitchen with a smart, compact design. (via digsdigs)

traditional kitchen cabinets meet modern appliances on this cozy kitchen

traditional kitchen cabinets meet modern appliances on this cozy kitchen

when space is at a premium you might want to combine your rooms

when space is at a premium you might want to combine your rooms

you should use all walls if you want to have enough storage space in cabints

you should use all walls if you want to have enough storage space in cabints

Traditional style kitchen with smart furniture layout.

Traditional style kitchen with smart furniture layout.

Super narrow kitchen that provide enough storage space

Super narrow kitchen that provide enough storage space

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Small kitchen occupy a part of a living room

Small kitchen occupy a part of a living room

Bold colors works well in small spaces

Bold colors works well in small spaces

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Really compact kitchen that is designed in two colors - white and gray

Really compact kitchen that is designed in two colors - white and gray

Super tiny kitchen that features a lot of under cabinet lights

Super tiny kitchen that features a lot of under cabinet lights

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Floor to ceiling cabinets is a must if you want enough storage with a tiny layout.

Floor to ceiling cabinets is a must if you want enough storage with a tiny layout.

Kitchens in apartment are usually small but their look great in modern style.

Kitchens in apartment are usually small but their look great in modern style.

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Small Kitchen Design
Even tiniest niches could feature a kitchen corner.

Even tiniest niches could feature a kitchen corner.

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Windowsill could become that additional countertop space you wish you had

Windowsill could become that additional countertop space you wish you had

Extremely compact kitchen design which features lots of cooking stuff and smart overhead pan and pots storage

Extremely compact kitchen design which features lots of cooking stuff and smart overhead pan and pots storage

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Open shelving is a way to go if you need an additional storage space

Open shelving is a way to go if you need an additional storage space

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Some spaces are so small that there isn

Some spaces are so small that there isn't enough space even for a small kitchen table

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Open shelving could become  a perfect storage solution for a tiny kitchen.

Open shelving could become a perfect storage solution for a tiny kitchen.

Small corner kitchens could be quite functional too.

Small corner kitchens could be quite functional too.

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