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6 Best Ideas for Small Kitchens

Are you moving into your dream home but want to know how to make small kitchens look bigger?

While deciding whether to renovate or remodel, we have plenty of design tricks and ideas for small kitchens that you can use to create the illusion of space in your kitchen, regardless of size, from thin cabinets, removing wall cabinets, and embracing reflection.

Cleaning can also help. The minimalist approach works well in small kitchens, and simple tricks like removing handles and using push/pull hooks are tricks you can use.


It is, of course, the most drastic of all kitchen ideas for making small kitchens seem more spacious. Any work you can do to raise the ceiling visually is essential, but the most dramatic effect would be to increase the footprint with an addition.

Self-cleaning wall-to-wall glazing with any frame, given the narrower profiles, will create a contemporary, seamless atmosphere that maximizes the sense of space. If you’re on a tight budget or don’t want to replace an entire roof, a skylight between existing beams will create a brighter, more expansive space.

Raising a cavity ceiling on the beams also makes the kitchen ceiling appear taller. Ensure adequate insulation to prevent heat, noise, and kitchen odors from spreading into the rooms above.


The layout of small kitchens must be meticulously planned to ensure enough space on the worktop for preparation. As well as enough passage space to facilitate movement around the room and clever ideas for small kitchens storage to keep the kitchen space clean and tidy.


Of course, it’s best to consult a professional for planning, but be prepared for what works well for you now and, more importantly, what doesn’t. Devote your energies to the layout of your small kitchen before moving on to the fun part: the aesthetics.


Simple yet highly effective white kitchen ideas will always be the number one choice to make a small kitchens look bigger and brighter.

Although bolder colors have become very popular for modern kitchens in recent years, white is still in fashion. It is because white reflects light and gives endless options for customization. It is paired well with textured and colored countertop mater, backsplashes and other accessories that make the scheme warm and interesting.

The beauty of white is that it works whether your decor is sleek and modern or classic and full of character. It also looks clean and acts as a blank canvas for the rest of the room. It means you can use accent colors to spice up your kitchen’s color palette to your taste or keep it too minimalist if the light tones aren’t to your liking.


Relaxing and sophisticated nude tones in a kitchen create a brighter feeling. It also allows you to combine earth tones with warm woods and stone. You don’t have to use one color. Instead, you can choose two or three.

Neutral kitchens are also highly adaptable. You can add metals to liven it up or use some accent colors for the same reason. And if you’re looking for lighting ideas for even small kitchens, pendant lights like are a great option! In this kitchen (see picture shown above) designed by Hive Kitchen Remodeling, lighter tones are used on the wall cabinets, while warmer tones root the pattern.

Lighter wood finishes combined with paint colors work well to broaden the perceived space of your kitchen. Lighter tones should be matched with very light-colored worktops to make your kitchen look spacious and airy. Display cabinets with glass doors are a good choice for floor-ceiling cabinets. It will help open up the space.

Soft shades of warm white and earthy beige work separately but even better in a two-tone scheme. Two of our favorite shades are Tansy and Willow.

Beautifully understated, they create truly stunning kitchens that add architectural interest without the need for bright colors.

If you’re using lighter colors to dress up your space, try painting your walls the same shade. It focuses your gaze on the entire area, making it appear larger and brighter.


Consider a blue cabinet on the wall in a kitchen, which is an exception to the rule mentioned above. But the most important thing to remember when choosing kitchen cabinet colors is that you keep the top two-thirds light and therefore airy by keeping most of the “darkest” color in the bottom third of the room. In this case, a kitchen tile design that combines the blue of the wardrobes with the grain of the marble countertops with the white hood, coat rack, and ceiling without making the pattern appear dark; would be perfect. A kitchen floor idea that makes the room seem bigger and creates a spacious feel is worth considering as well.