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Big or small, the kitchen is the heart of the home

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Don’t let space limit how big your culinary adventures can be.  With the right accessories, storage, design, and organization even small kitchens can prepare big meals.  Be inspired to nourish your home with our small kitchen design ideas.

A small white kitchen consisting of a refrigerator and base cabinets, drawers, a worktop and a wall cabinet.
A small white kitchen consisting of a refrigerator and base cabinets, drawers, a worktop and a wall cabinet.

Use your cabinets

The right cabinets are a must for every kitchen. Store things on top and inside your cabinets to maximize your storage space. Awesome kitchen cabinet design ideas range from making your cabinets monochromatic so your kitchen looks and feels more spacious, to the adventurously colorful. In small kitchen spaces, it's essential that there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place.

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An open white drawer and shelves in a kitchen cabinet with neatly organized cans, spices and jars.
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Create smart storage spaces

When it comes to kitchen ideas for small spaces, you should look into creating more storage spaces. Installing a hanging pot rack and using multi-purpose furniture that can double as storage units are smart ideas for kitchens with small spaces. There are many ways to incorporate your storage into your design concept.

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A KUNGSFORS kitchen trolley in stainless steel with three shelves and wheels, filled with spices and pickle jars.
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Keep things organized

Keep the clutter to a minimum and focus on organization when thinking about your small kitchen design ideas. If you’re trying to free up counter space, some good kitchen organization tips include keeping smaller appliances like toasters and coffee makers in designated hidden areas. You can also trim down your kitchen accessories to the necessities to avoid clutter.

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A bright and small kitchen area with white ENHET kitchen combination, portable induction hob and a small fridge. White trolleys store cookbooks and plants.
See these clever kitchen organization tips

Inject some personality

Just because you’re organizing things, doesn’t mean you can’t show off your personality! There’s a lot of creative kitchen organizing tips that you can try out for your small kitchen design ideas. Display some indoor plants to liven up the place or maybe show off your collection of coffee mugs you’ve collected from all over the world -- just make sure that everything looks organized and harmonious.

Get creative in organizing your kitchen with these tips
Kitchen worktop with various food produce kept in hanging and standing containers.
Get creative in organizing your kitchen with these tips

Play with small, but noticeable details

Storage options aside, there are other ways to make a kitchen feel larger. Play around with your wall colors and install mirrors on your kitchen walls to give the illusion of space. Invest in small and movable pieces like a foldable step ladder or a bar cart--these can help you around the kitchen without taking up too much space.

Make your kitchen feel larger
Coffee machine on a narrow IKEA worktop. Wall cupboard holding cups, coffee and glassware.
Make your kitchen feel larger

Share the warmth

If you’re looking for a cozy small kitchen design idea, try setting up a communal kitchen. Play around with the room’s layout or try an open-plan between the kitchen and the dining area. Make your kitchen more inviting for the family and share the warmth that every home-cooked meal provides.

Set up your family kitchen
Built-in appliances keep this large, white kitchen clutter-free.
Set up your family kitchen