Size isn't everything when it comes to the most important room in the house. A large luxurious kitchen is the dream kitchen for many of us, but the truth is most of us don't have that kind of space to work with. When it comes to interior design, it's more about what you do with the space you have rather than how much of it you have. Read on for some clever small kitchen ideas that prove you can do more with less and still have on-trend style.
Purchase a Rolling Cart
A kitchen island on wheels is perfect for small kitchens because you can move it out of your way when it's not in use.
Add a Rug
A colorful rug will cosy up a small kitchen, adding color and texture to a sparse area.
Layer Lots of Shelves
Utilize all the wall space by stacking layers of open shelving on top of each other. A floating shelf under your range hood is a great place to stash kitchen supplies and cooking staples, such as spices and oils. (Check out our floating and traditional shelf brackets).
Install a Pantry Drawer
Most small kitchens can't accommodate a full size pantry. But a slim, pull-out pantry can be the perfect solution.
Classic horizontal white subway tiles and all-white cabinetry will make a kitchen feel wider.
Sleek, minimalist decor, open shelving, and light colors are sure to make a tiny kitchen feel bigger.
Install a Triple-Duty Island
If your small kitchen has room for a custom island, make every inch of it count by designing it to serve as an eating space, food prep station, and storage space with open shelving on the sides. You can eliminate bulky legs and corbels by supporting the overhang with brackets such as our Hidden Island Support Brackets.
Hang your Pots & Pans
Release valuable cabinet real estate by hanging space-eating pots and pans on the walls.
Hang a Mirror
Unconventional, yes, but why not? Especially if you don't have a window in your kitchen, a mirror will reflect light to make your small kitchen feel brighter and larger.
Put Your Stuff on Display
Let your cuter items (vintage cutting boards, bright utensils, and mixing bowls) do double duty as art on walls, shelves, and tops of cabinets.
The Original Granite Bracket® was first in hidden countertop support brackets and first in manufacturing strong brackets made of American Steel right here in the USA. Our brackets support countertops in places like Disneyland, American Express, Morgan and Stanley, and Johnson & Johnson. We're proud to have led the industry in supporting countertops with a new and innovative way. Check out our full line of hidden countertop support brackets here.