If your small kitchen is already groaning with shelves, racks and appliances, these solutions will help you maximize your tiny kitchen space.
Use every nook and cranny. If your space is tight, it’s necessary to make good use of all of it. With few customized items, you can adjust the length of a shelf to exploit even the smallest angled window corners. Design by Black and Milk, London.
Make use of color. A bold mix of colors can go a long way in a small kitchen layout. Here, bright yellow contrasts with blue-grey cabinets, adding a sleek futuristic look. Kitchen design by Vertebrae Architecture, Los Angeles.
Use mobile furniture. This gas stove mounted on a rolling carts looks like it just escaped from an outdoor kitchen! Design by Patch Work Architecture, Wellington, NZ.
Use space around doors and appliances. Open shelves are totally surrounding the refrigerator. Look at the kitchen door on the left, it has storage recessed above the door for the household’s cookbook collection. Design by Moon Design + Build.
Use the windows. Fit a couple of rails across the kitchen window, with hooks for hanging pans, and you’ll get a nice amount of additional storage. Design by Studio Sven, photography by Jacob Hand, Chicago.
Use custom cabinetry. Commissioning custom units designed for your space, rather than store bought kits, allows to exploit even the weirdest corners. Since the number of cabinets you will be able to fit is limited by the size of your room, a custom design will be cheaper, too. Design by Select Custom Joinery, Canberra.
Play with patterns. The dancing lines of the kitchen cabinets create a rhythm that add interest and draw attention away from this small space. Design by Andrea Mosca, Paris.