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7 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Small Kitchen

Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, especially when it comes to kitchens. There are some challenges to having a smaller kitchen, mainly optimizing your storage space. Smaller kitchens also tend to get cluttered more easily. However, with the right organization, small kitchens can be more functional than the bigger ones. Maximize your kitchen aesthetics and efficiency with these amazing small-kitchen design ideas!


Small kitchens can be charming with the right design

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Consider Installing a Sliding Door

Sliding doors can be used in a number of different ways. Consider using a sliding door in your kitchen rather than a hinged one. As the door can be slid to open, it won’t take too much space.  Sliding doors will not only save your space but also create an illusion of having a bigger kitchen.

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets Better

Having organized kitchen cabinets is essential for a functional kitchen, especially for smaller ones. You can’t afford to waste any of the space, so clean out your kitchen cabinets, throw away the things you don’t use or store them somewhere else, label things, use airtight containers and anything else that will maximize your kitchen cabinets storage.


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Use Over the Sink Cutting Board

Cutting boards are one of the most frequently used tools in the kitchen. However, if you have a smaller kitchen consider purchasing an over-the-sink cutting board. They provide a nice-sized cutting surface while saving your kitchen space at the same time.


Over the sink cutting boards are a great way to optimize your kitchen space

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Consider Moving Your Kitchen Storage to Another Room

If you don’t have enough space in your kitchen, consider making kitchen storage in another room. That way you can make use of your other rooms to help alleviate some of the clutter. You can hide that storage with a curtain that will fit into your home design.

Add a Rug to Make Your Kitchen Stand Out

A small but visually engaging detail that will make your kitchen stand out is a rug. This is especially true for smaller kitchens as a rug won’t take up any of your precious space. Generally, flat-weave rugs are the best choice for kitchens as they are easier to maintain. Adding a rug will warm up your kitchen, add colors and patterns without sacrificing any space or functionality. The beauty is in the details!

White Color is Your Friend

White color kitchens look fresh, elegant and clean. If you don’t have enough natural light, white will brighten up your kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen, opt for white cabinets as they will make your kitchen appear bigger. The lighter the kitchen, the bigger it feels. You can also combine white kitchen cabinets with light-colored countertops or walls. Check out this white kitchen cabinet collection at Nelson Cabinetry that might be just perfect for your small kitchen!

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Open up the Space With Glass

Our first tip was to install sliding doors in your kitchen, but if you’re not into sliding doors, glass doors will create an illusion of a bigger space as well. Glass worktops also have many benefits. They are durable, easy to maintain and look elegant. Glas is naturally resistant to water and bacteria which is, in our opinion, another great reason to consider it.




With the right planning and approach to kitchen design, you can make your small kitchen more functional while looking clean and elegant. There are many things you can do to optimize your kitchen space. Consider installing sliding or glass doors rather than the hinged ones, use white cabinetry as the lighter colors open up the space, keep your cabinets organized and use helpful tools like over the sink cutting board. Stay tuned because we will bring you more small kitchen design tips soon!



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