Even so, small kitchens are often laid out quite well with a proper work triangle in place. It can be difficult to appreciate that in cramped quarters especially if you have to move a pile of mail before you can cut an onion. These 12 small kitchen ideas will help you utilize the space you have to create a kitchen that genuinely works for you.
Make Some Room
Let's start with ways to make the kitchen feel larger since, for most of us, life is not a reality show, and remodeling is not an option. Before you tackle any of the following small kitchen design ideas, there is work to do. First, talk a long hard look at what you keep in the kitchen. Are you storing the kitty litter under the sink? Tools in one of the few drawers available? And let's talk about that pile of mail, take-out menus, and homework. It needs to go somewhere else, preferably another room, but at the very least, perhaps in a hanging wall pocket fastened to a door, wall, or cabinet. Moving paper clutter off the kitchen counter frees up valuable prep space. For everything else, if it is not directly related to the kitchen, if possible, find a new home for it.