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Virginia Beach Condo
Virginia Beach Condo
Designs by Ebony, LLC
Small transitional galley vinyl floor and brown floor kitchen photo in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, no island and white countertops
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
Brookhaven Remodel
Brookhaven Remodel
Restructure Studio
Restructure Studio's Brookhaven Remodel updated the entrance and completely reconfigured the living, dining and kitchen areas, expanding the laundry room and adding a new powder bath. Guests now enter the home into the newly-assigned living space, while an open kitchen occupies the center of the home.
NYC Eastside Art inspired remodel "glitterati kitchen"
NYC Eastside Art inspired remodel "glitterati kitchen"
Toni Sabatino
Rikki Snyder
Example of a small transitional kitchen design in New York with gray backsplash
Underwood - Alexandria, VA
Underwood - Alexandria, VA
Ronda Royalty
Everything needed for retreating by the pool! Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg
Example of a small classic dark wood floor kitchen design in DC Metro with an undermount sink, glass-front cabinets, light wood cabinets and gray backsplash
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Soma Loft
Soma Loft
Anastasia Faiella Interior Design
Photography by Chi Fang Custom kitchen island on castor wheels. This island adds storage and counter space to a very very small kitchen. Also acts as a slick dining table like bar area. Lots of drawers and shelves, with a butcher block top that has a folding leaf that can be up or down, hand painted.
Kitchen
Kitchen
ODS Architecture
Open kitchen has great views to the beautiful back yard through new Fleetwood aluminum windows and doors. The large glass door at left fully pockets into the wall. Cabinets are a combination of natural walnut and lacquer painted uppers with Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes. Duda bar stools by Sossego in walnut neatly fit into the new island. To reduce costs the new kitchen was designed around the owners existing appliances.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Arch Studio, Inc.
Architecture & Interior Design By Arch Studio, Inc. Photography by Eric Rorer
Open concept kitchen - small cottage l-shaped light wood floor and beige floor open concept kitchen idea in San Francisco with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, blue backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Adorable Green Lake ADU
Adorable Green Lake ADU
Model Remodel
Cindy Apple Photography
Small minimalist u-shaped vinyl floor eat-in kitchen photo in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Diamond Vibe: Utility Organizer Cabinet
Diamond Vibe: Utility Organizer Cabinet
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
Small elegant ceramic tile kitchen photo in Other with white cabinets
White and Blue Kitchen Design Chevy Chase, MD
White and Blue Kitchen Design Chevy Chase, MD
Reico Kitchen & Bath
Designed by Marc Jean-Michel of Reico Kitchen & Bath in Bethesda, MD in collaboration with Judy Carr, this transitional style inspired two-finish kitchen design features Green Forest Cabinetry in the Park Place door style in White wall cabinets and Norfolk Blue base cabinets. Not supplied by Reico on this project but for product reference, this kitchen also features Arctic White quartz countertops by MSI, a Big Chill Beach Blue Retro Collection Original refrigerator, Affinity Tile Cuivre Collection in Happy tile backsplash and the Jenny 9" Mini pendant light by Mitzi over the kitchen sink. Photos courtesy of BTW Images LLC.
Laurelhurst Kitchen
Laurelhurst Kitchen
Blue Sound Construction, Inc.
Lovely kitchen remodel featuring inset cabinetry, herringbone patterned tile, Cedar & Moss lighting, and freshened up surfaces throughout. Design: Cohesively Curated. Photos: Carina Skrobecki. Build: Blue Sound Construction, Inc.
Small White Kitchen
Small White Kitchen
Cederberg Kitchens & Additions
Steven Paul Whittsett low voltage LED strip lights inside cabinet with pressure switch helps to illuminate interior of pantry cabinet.
Small elegant l-shaped eat-in kitchen photo in Raleigh with white cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and a double-bowl sink
Lakefront  Kitchen Remodel
Lakefront Kitchen Remodel
Cynthia B. Wilson Interior Design
Victoria McHugh Photography Lakeside Custom Cabinetry,LLC Chris Hummel Construction Vogler Metalwork & Design A huge amount of functional storage space was designed into an otherwise small kitchen through the use of purpose built, custom cabinetry. The homeowner knew exactly how she wanted to organize her kitchen tools. A knife drawer was specially made to fit her collection of knives. The open shelving on the range side serves as easy access to her cookware as well as a garbage pullout. We were able to relocate and center the range and copper range hood made by Vogler Metalworks by removing a center island and replacing it with a honed black granite countertop peninsula. The subway tile backsplash on the sink wall is taken up to the soffit with the exception of dark bull nose used to frame the wall sconce made by Vaughn. The kitchen also serves as an informal entryway from the lake and exterior brick patio so the homeowners were desperate to have a way to keep shoes from being scattered on the floor. We took an awkward corner and fitted it with custom built cabinetry that housed not only the family's shoes but kitty litter, dog leashes, car keys, sun hats, and lotions.
W 49th Residence
W 49th Residence
Workshop No. 5
Small trendy galley medium tone wood floor, brown floor and exposed beam eat-in kitchen photo in Austin with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, quartz backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Custom Traditional White Kitchen
Custom Traditional White Kitchen
Mi-Kin Creations, Inc.
Whole kitchen
Small elegant u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen photo in Atlanta with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Adding the finishing touches
Adding the finishing touches
Signature Design Interiors
In the kitchen, we worked with the client on selecting the cabinet finish, granite selection, design for the backsplash, and selecting the lighting fixtures. By using multiple tile distributors, we were able to create a unique backsplash. We found a great texturized tile for the backsplash focal area that the clients loved (and we do too)! A gray crackle subway tile surrounds this focal area.
Fontana Interior
Fontana Interior
Mark English Architects, AIA
photos: Matthew Millman This 1100 SF space is a reinvention of an early 1960s unit in one of two semi-circular apartment towers near San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The existing design ignored the sweeping views and featured the same humdrum features one might have found in a mid-range suburban development from 40 years ago. The clients who bought the unit wanted to transform the apartment into a pied a terre with the feel of a high-end hotel getaway: sleek, exciting, sexy. The apartment would serve as a theater, revealing the spectacular sights of the San Francisco Bay.
Jim & Ginger's Historic Condo Kitchen
Jim & Ginger's Historic Condo Kitchen
Craftsman Design and Renovation
Historic condo Kitchen Remodel doubles storage opportunities without adding square footage. The new layout creates better work flow, additional counter space, and stronger connection to the adjacent living area.
Beach Cottages Renovation
Beach Cottages Renovation
Asher Slaunwhite Architects
Builder: Buck Custom Homes Interiors: Alison McGowan Photography: John Dimaio Photography
Eat-in kitchen - small coastal medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen idea with a farmhouse sink, glass-front cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, white appliances and an 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 90,598 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. and Toni Sabatino. 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.