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Small kitchen ideas for a one-wall space

So your kitchen is small. Like only-one-spare-wall small. Don’t worry, we’ve totally got you covered! From clever storage to flexible furniture, there are so many ways to make the most of that wall, and we have three amazing small kitchen ideas right here.

 A small kitchen with one unfinished wall. Green tape marks the future placement of storage furniture, tables and chairs.
 A small kitchen with one unfinished wall. Green tape marks the future placement of storage furniture, tables and chairs.

The kid-friendly kitchen

Don’t let a small space get in the way of cooking up some fun with your kid. Put the entire open wall to work and double your storage and work space. Add two METOD units; one placed up high becomes a pantry and the other, at a child-appropriate height is a place for them to play. Hooks are perfect for loading up with pots, pans, and cooking utensils, and KNAGGLIG boxes on wheels (full of fruit and veggies) fit neatly under your pantry. Need more work space? That chalkboard folds down into another extra surface!

The party-friendly kitchen

Sure, the space isn’t huge. But aren’t most parties better when they’ve got an intimate feel? Think about using the kitchen’s length, not width, to your advantage. A bar cart frees up some table space, while a gallery wall gives the room a personality boost. And thanks to stackable (aka space-saving) stools and a bench, you’ll be able to comfortably fit 8 at this dinner party.

The zzzzz-friendly kitchen

Yup, you heard us right. You can sleep in your kitchen. You might even like it. It requires a practical sofa bed (built-in storage for your blanket is a major bonus) and some curtains hung from a ceiling track to give a cozy feel at night. Complete the space with foldable tables for meals, racks that work as magazine holders, and a display cabinet that shows off beautiful glassware next to jewellery and perfume bottles.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

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Interior designer: Emma Parkinson
Photographer: Katrina Domin
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson

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