Small kitchen space? No problem. A small kitchen doesn’t always mean limited options to make it work. Let’s stretch your space without the need to remodel with our top ideas for maximizing space in a small kitchen.

1. Make It White.

Whether it’s a modern kitchen or your country-inspired bedroom, this is an obvious choice if you want to make a room appear bigger. White reflects light. It can open up even the tiniest space and give the impression of space. It also causes the walls to recede.

When you use white on your countertops, cabinetry, walls and ceiling, you’ll see how seamless the space will look. You can even try to use various shades of white, as well as contrasting textures to add more interest. Going for pots and pans, linens and cutting boards in light shades also

2. Opt For Open Shelves and Glass Cabinets.

Although closed cabinetry is ideal to make kitchens tidy, it can make a small kitchen feel even smaller. It’s like extending the walls into the room.

Replacing the solid fronts of some cabinet doors with glass not only helps create depth but also makes a small kitchen appear larger. This pulls the eyes deep into the cabinets, away from the cabinet frames and the walls.

On the other hand, open shelves make it easy to access things, may it be dishes or glasses. They are very much functional and even make your space more inviting.

You can have an open shelf that holds your utensils, with occasional drinkware on the top and the ones you use daily beneath. Or how about hanging hooks for utensils or strings of garlic? A pantry display with jars keeping your herbs, oats, and cereals is also gorgeous!

3. Get Rid Of Clutter.

Sure you need an architect for your small kitchen layout, but not when your problem is a room full of clutter.

What do you feel when you see clutter? Crowded, right? That’s what clutter does, even in kitchen spaces.

Another way to create more space in your kitchen is to say goodbye to your pile of mess. This means removing any clutter on the space above your kitchen cupboards, in the sink and on your tabletops. Whatever item you don’t use, get rid of them. From unused plastic containers and mismatched dinnerware to food that’s dirty, stale, or past its expiration date, make your kitchen clutter-free.

Once you make every surface clear and put all your kitchen items in their designated storage spaces, you’ll have a fuss-free roomier feel in your kitchen.

4. Make use of the extra space in your fridge.

This is easy. You can have additional storage on the side of your fridge by adding a magnetic shelf.

5. Consider vertical storage.

Vertical storage gets you organized better in a small kitchen as it holds more stuff. For one, a hanging fruit basket gives you extra space on your countertop space and adds visual interest to your space. Your fruits also get more air circulation.

Other useful vertical storage ideas for a small kitchen include having sliding or rolling shelves and pull-out pantry carts, built-in corner shelves, and a pot rack.

6. Utilize unused spaces under and inside your cabinets.

If you can’t install more shelving, check out the free spaces under your cupboard shelves. You can have under-shelf containers and storage hangers to get extra vertical space to work with. You can also install hooks under your cabinet to hang your mugs for easy access.

While you’re on it, try to see if you can also install hooks on your cabinet doors. You can use these to store measuring spoons, lids, and pans, as well as your boxes of plastic wrap or foil.

7. Use risers.

If there are empty vertical spaces in your cabinets or shelves, risers can help you take advantage of them. They keep things separated and give you more storage. Risers also help you access items without getting through the middle of your huge stack.

Do you want to make the most of your tiny kitchen? We hope that these ideas have helped you figure out how to reach the potential of your kitchen.

Jackson Martin

Jackson Martin, holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, has been a prominent figure in the home improvement sector for over 18 years. He joined our team in 2020, sharing his expertise in renovation techniques, sustainable building practices, and DIY projects. Jackson's previous experience includes working in residential construction management and as a home renovation consultant. He is an advocate for energy-efficient homes and enjoys participating in local marathon events.

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