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Stunning Veining on Quartz Countertop
Stunning Veining on Quartz Countertop
Sea Pointe Construction
Stunning quartz countertops with waterfall overflow effect contrasts beautifully with the maple cabinetry and bold shiplap hood. The hood was custom designed by our Designer Janna and manufactured by our very own craftsmen at Sea Pointe Construction.
Flawless Farmhouse
Flawless Farmhouse
Fresh Air Designs, Inc.
This stunning English farmhouse is the definition of classic charm. This pantry is the perfect blend of organization and beautiful design. The light green-gray doors open to reveal a stunning interior complete with walnut soft-close drawers and a white marble top.
Bergen County, NJ - Traditional - Kitchen
Bergen County, NJ - Traditional - Kitchen
The Hammer & Nail, Inc.
Bergen County, NJ - Traditional - Kitchen Designed by Bart Lidsky of The Hammer & Nail Inc. Photography by: Steve Rossi This classic white kitchen creamy white Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry and espresso Stained Rift White Oak Base Cabinetry. The highly articulated storage is a functional hidden feature of this kitchen. The countertops are 2" Thick Danby Marble with a mosaic marble backsplash. Pendant lights are built into the cabinetry above the sink. http://thehammerandnail.com #BartLidsky #HNdesigns #KitchenDesign
Prairie Village Retro Kitchen
Prairie Village Retro Kitchen
Kitchen Studio: Kansas City
This tiny kitchen was barely usable by a busy mom with 3 young kids. We were able to remove two walls and open the kitchen into an unused space of the home and make this the focal point of the home the clients had always dreamed of! Hidden on the back side of this peninsula are 3 cubbies, one for each child to store their backpacks and lunch boxes for school. The fourth cubby contains a charging station for the families electronics.
Downtown Chicago Condo Renovation
Downtown Chicago Condo Renovation
The ABL Group
Inspiration for a small transitional galley kitchen remodel in Chicago with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash and stainless steel appliances
Pantry Storage Solution
Pantry Storage Solution
Abundance Organizing
Pull out drawers create accessible storage solution in a tall pantry cabinet.
Inspiration for a small contemporary medium tone wood floor kitchen pantry remodel in Richmond with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, green backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island
Elmhurst Cottage
Elmhurst Cottage
Novoya Design + Construction
Stephanie Russo Photography
Example of a small country u-shaped laminate floor and gray floor kitchen design in Sacramento with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, stainless steel appliances, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash and brown countertops
Wrecked Rental Project
Wrecked Rental Project
Arrow Point Design
Concrete counter tops, white subway tile backsplash, latte colored cabinets with black hardware. Farmhouse sink with black faucet.
Inspiration for a small eclectic u-shaped laminate floor and brown floor kitchen remodel in Seattle with a farmhouse sink, beige cabinets, concrete countertops, white backsplash and subway tile backsplash
Diamond Vibe: Utility Organizer Cabinet
Diamond Vibe: Utility Organizer Cabinet
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
Small elegant ceramic tile kitchen photo in Other with white cabinets
Country Living: House of the Year 2013
Country Living: House of the Year 2013
Isabella Patrick Interior Design
What's your favorite part of this kitchen? It's hard for me to choose between the custom semi-handmade cabinet fronts, matte black hardware, open concept, faux-bois tile and crisp appliances! So much light! Photo: Alec Hemer
Lombardy Lane, Laguna Beach
Lombardy Lane, Laguna Beach
Clark Collins - Collins Design & Development
Photo by Grey Crawford
Example of a small beach style galley dark wood floor kitchen design in Orange County with a single-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, black backsplash and no island
For the love of Oak
For the love of Oak
Aspiro Renovations LLC
Example of a small trendy u-shaped concrete floor and gray floor kitchen design in New York with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, black appliances and no island
Park Avenue Modern
Park Avenue Modern
Penny Drue Baird, Dessins LLC
Inspiration for a small transitional galley dark wood floor enclosed kitchen remodel in New York with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island
RedHouse
RedHouse
Misiaszek Turpin pllc
The 800 square-foot guest cottage is located on the footprint of a slightly smaller original cottage that was built three generations ago. With a failing structural system, the existing cottage had a very low sloping roof, did not provide for a lot of natural light and was not energy efficient. Utilizing high performing windows, doors and insulation, a total transformation of the structure occurred. A combination of clapboard and shingle siding, with standout touches of modern elegance, welcomes guests to their cozy retreat. The cottage consists of the main living area, a small galley style kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom and sleeping loft above. The loft construction was a timber frame system utilizing recycled timbers from the Balsams Resort in northern New Hampshire. The stones for the front steps and hearth of the fireplace came from the existing cottage’s granite chimney. Stylistically, the design is a mix of both a “Cottage” style of architecture with some clean and simple “Tech” style features, such as the air-craft cable and metal railing system. The color red was used as a highlight feature, accentuated on the shed dormer window exterior frames, the vintage looking range, the sliding doors and other interior elements. Photographer: John Hession
2019 Urban Modern Lifestyle
2019 Urban Modern Lifestyle
New Pacific Direct Inc.
Preston Bar Stool – The singular design of the Preston Bar Stool make it a natural fit in just about any room. Made out of solid Mindi wood, the Preston features hairpin legs and a washed black finish that really highlights the grain. Fully assembled, available in Black Wash, 30” seat height.
Contemporary Galley Kitchen
Contemporary Galley Kitchen
Rococo & Taupe, Inc.
Barn wood grey slab door cabinets with grey painted upper doors. Stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, and glass backsplash.
Small trendy u-shaped light wood floor eat-in kitchen photo in San Francisco with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, solid surface countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances
New York Residence
New York Residence
Sheila bridges design, inc
Sheila Bridges Design, Inc
Enclosed kitchen - small transitional u-shaped enclosed kitchen idea in New York with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, no island and turquoise cabinets
Reborn Cabinets Kitchen Reface - Irvine, CA
Reborn Cabinets Kitchen Reface - Irvine, CA
Reborn Cabinets Inc.
“We want to redo our cabinets…but my kitchen is so small!” We hear this a lot here at Reborn Cabinets. You might be surprised how many people put off refreshing their kitchen simply because homeowners can’t see beyond their own square footage. Not all of us can live in a big, sprawling ranch house, but that doesn’t mean that a small kitchen can’t be polished into a real gem! This project is a great example of how dramatic the difference can be when we rethink our space—even just a little! By removing hanging cabinets, this kitchen opened-up very nicely. The light from the preexisting French doors could flow wonderfully into the adjacent family room. The finishing touches were made by transforming a very small “breakfast nook” into a clean and useful storage space.
Rosslyn Cabin
Rosslyn Cabin
Studio Miel
Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Example of a small eclectic l-shaped porcelain tile and brown floor open concept kitchen design in DC Metro with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, white appliances and an island
RV Kitchen Makeover
RV Kitchen Makeover
Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC
Kitchen - small farmhouse galley laminate floor and gray floor kitchen idea in Portland with a farmhouse sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island
1940s House Renovation
1940s House Renovation
You-Neek Designs
Open concept kitchen - small transitional l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen idea in Other with a farmhouse sink, beaded inset cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, blue backsplash, terra-cotta backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and gray countertops
Art Dealer Studio
Art Dealer Studio
Mesh Architectures
Kitchen - small contemporary single-wall kitchen idea in New York
Cosmopolitan Condo
Cosmopolitan Condo
Black Lacquer Design
Mary Costa
Example of a small trendy kitchen design in Los Angeles with flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Whidbey Tiny Home - 5
Whidbey Tiny Home - 5
West Coast Homes
Example of a small arts and crafts single-wall vinyl floor open concept kitchen design in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island

At their worst, small kitchens can be a headache for home cooks. But with a little organization and creativity, they can be efficient, delightful spaces. Whether you need small kitchen flooring or remodeling ideas or simply a bit of design inspiration, you’ll find plenty of photos here to guide your project. As you browse small kitchen ideas, take note of the sorts of storage tricks and decor ideas that you find inspiring — and perhaps you’ll be able to create quite a lot out of your little space.

1. Make Use of Wall Space and Smart Organizers

One of the biggest challenges of a small kitchen is fitting all of your cooking tools within limited cupboard space. On top of that, you’ll want to avoid keeping too many appliances on your already small counters. While you browse small kitchen ideas for storage, consider how other kitchens use wall space and efficient vertical organization to save space. To work with a small kitchen pantry, make use of cabinet organizers. Magnetic knife racks, pegboards for hanging pans and portable kitchen islands are all useful tools for organizing a small kitchen. In the best small kitchens, cooking should feel easy and convenient, with all of your tools easily reachable and ready to go.

2. Go Bold With One or Two Decorative Accents

In compact spaces, any stylistic choices you make will have a big impact. If you’re looking for small kitchen decor ideas, pay attention to the colors, materials and patterns that other small kitchens use to their benefit. One of the biggest upsides of taking on a small kitchen remodel is that your material costs will be much lower than for larger spaces. Depending on your budget, this may mean you can splurge on luxurious materials like quartz or granite, or funnel your money towards a high-end stovetop. (Just because you have a tiny kitchen doesn’t mean your food has to be any less gourmet!) When you’re decorating a small kitchen, it can be wise to focus on one or two accents that will guide the rest of the room. Add a vibrant plant to a small modern kitchen, or a colorful rug to a more traditional space. Bold backsplashes can also go a long way in a little kitchen.

3. Be Creative With Your Space

Whether you’re looking for small kitchen ideas for apartments or starting from scratch with a remodel, there are a number of ways to handle tight floor plans. From galley kitchens to L-shaped spaces, the features you decide to include and forego are key. If you’re looking for small kitchen ideas with an island, consider using a roll-away version that can be pushed to the side when not in use. For apartment dwellers in need of a small kitchen table, consider a fold-out table connected to the wall, or a round table placed in the corner. When changing the layout of your kitchen simply isn’t an option, there are also small updates you can make so the space works for you. If you’re looking for small kitchen space ideas on a budget, consider repurposing your countertop as a breakfast bar or adding standing shelves where needed.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 86,300 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Black Lacquer Design and Studio Miel. Look through kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a small kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small kitchen photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.