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Microhouse fremont cottage - fridge shelves
Microhouse fremont cottage - fridge shelves
microhouse
Site built cabinets using reclaimed fir. No need for a door for the items we use at every meal. New and rebuilt windows using reclaimed fir and salvaged wavy glass. Salvaged ships hatch and reclaimed fir table. Pantry wall using reclaimed fir flooring and salvaged wavy glass.
Logan Circle Light & Bright
Logan Circle Light & Bright
HEATHER DISABELLA INTERIOR DESIGN
Inspiration for a small contemporary galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen remodel in DC Metro with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Charming Guest Cottage
Charming Guest Cottage
Megan Brakefield Interiors
Small beach style galley vinyl floor and brown floor kitchen photo in Milwaukee with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, red cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, quartz backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and brown countertops
Birmingham Contemporary Stage
Birmingham Contemporary Stage
Perfect Fit Home Staging and Design
Example of a small trendy u-shaped dark wood floor eat-in kitchen design in Detroit with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Alexandria Cozy White Kitchen
Alexandria Cozy White Kitchen
Braswell Design+Build
The colors of the Best Tile Tozen Strontium glass tile (Natural Gray) backsplash, the Monte Bello granite countertop, and the Benjamin Moore Wythe walls provide a pleasing, soft contrast to the Maple Wood White Cabinets from Decora. Inside lighting in the glass panel cabinets illuminate a collection of dishes. The existing pine floors were refinished and stained to match the oak floors in the rest of the home. Photographer Greg Hadley
REMMIES Award Winning Kitchen - Designed By Janis Manacsa
REMMIES Award Winning Kitchen - Designed By Janis Manacsa
Gilmans Kitchens and Baths
A Gilmans Kitchens and Baths - Design Build Project (REMMIES Award Winning Kitchen) The original kitchen lacked counter space and seating for the homeowners and their family and friends. It was important for the homeowners to utilize every inch of usable space for storage, function and entertaining, so many organizational inserts were used in the kitchen design. Bamboo cabinets, cork flooring and neolith countertops were used in the design. Storage Solutions include a spice pull-out, towel pull-out, pantry pull outs and lemans corner cabinets. Bifold lift up cabinets were also used for convenience. Special organizational inserts were used in the Pantry cabinets for maximum organization. Check out more kitchens by Gilmans Kitchens and Baths! http://www.gkandb.com/ DESIGNER: JANIS MANACSA PHOTOGRAPHER: TREVE JOHNSON CABINETS: DEWILS CABINETRY
Bachelor Pad Kitchen Remodel
Bachelor Pad Kitchen Remodel
Custom Kitchens by John Wilkins, Inc.
Mike Kaskel
Small transitional u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor enclosed kitchen photo in San Francisco with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, stone slab backsplash, stainless steel appliances, no island and gray countertops
Montecito, California - Guest Cottage
Montecito, California - Guest Cottage
Debra Lynn Henno Design
Photography Alexander Vertikoff
Kitchen - small coastal dark wood floor kitchen idea in Santa Barbara
Kitchen Miami Beach  - FL
Kitchen Miami Beach - FL
The Kitchen Remodeling Co
Open concept kitchen - small modern l-shaped marble floor open concept kitchen idea in Miami with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash and white appliances
Grad Student's Apartment
Grad Student's Apartment
hlmp design
This small in-law kitchen was a bit awkward and lacked counter space. The resident likes to cook, so I installed a custom shelving system with natural pine wood to flow upward from the kitchen islands she already owned. This removed clutter and provided ample workspace for prep work.
Clinton
Clinton
Seaside Design Build LLC
Kitchen
Example of a small arts and crafts u-shaped porcelain tile kitchen design in San Diego with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, gray backsplash, stone slab backsplash and stainless steel appliances
Golden Valley Kitchen Remodel
Golden Valley Kitchen Remodel
10K Architecture
Daylight was maximized in a previously segmented and enclosed space by removing a load-bearing wall to the living room. The kitchen design incorporates a new island for added countertop space and entertaining. 10K worked closely with our clients to ensure the existing mid-century integrity of the home was maintained.
Cozy Kitchens
Cozy Kitchens
JD's
This is our new kitchen remodel. We painted the cabinets, added new hardware, installed new counter tops, as well as new appliances.
Inspiration for a small farmhouse l-shaped medium tone wood floor enclosed kitchen remodel in Nashville with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and an island
Goodhue House Apartment
Goodhue House Apartment
Emergent Form Architecture
The expanded counter space made way for a beautiful double-basin enameled cast iron sink. Photo By Alex Staniloff
Example of a small transitional galley terra-cotta tile and multicolored floor kitchen design in New York with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, white countertops and a peninsula
Kitchen Redesign
Kitchen Redesign
Moore House Design
Modern Kitchen redesign. We switched out the kitchen light fixtures, hardware, faucets, added a shiplap surround to the island and added decor
Kitchen - small cottage l-shaped brown floor and medium tone wood floor kitchen idea in Bridgeport with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Reclaimed Backyard Cottage
Reclaimed Backyard Cottage
Targa Homes
Example of a small danish galley cork floor open concept kitchen design in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Cottage Charm
Cottage Charm
Petoskey Kitchen and Bath - Designs By Dawn
Phoenix Photographic
Eat-in kitchen - small traditional l-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen idea in Grand Rapids with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Small Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen
Small Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen
Laura Medicus Interiors
The small 1950’s ranch home was featured on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation. The episode (Season 14, Episode 9) is called: "Flying into a Renovation". Please check out The Colorado Nest for more details along with Before and After photos. Photos by Sara Yoder. FEATURED IN: Fine Homebuilding
Lake Shore Pied a Terre
Lake Shore Pied a Terre
M. LAVENDER INTERIORS
Renovation of 40 year old kitchen in a high rise condominium. Project included replacement of flooring, cabinets, counter-tops, backsplash and appliances.
Rustic Kitchen
Rustic Kitchen
Eat-in kitchen - small rustic l-shaped dark wood floor eat-in kitchen idea in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, distressed cabinets, granite countertops, black 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 89,594 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Seaside Design Build LLC and Petoskey Kitchen and Bath - Designs By Dawn. 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.