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Diplomat Oceanfront Residences
Diplomat Oceanfront Residences
Cynthia Kriz Design
Inspiration for a small modern u-shaped porcelain tile and beige floor enclosed kitchen remodel in Miami with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, mirror backsplash, black appliances, a peninsula and black countertops
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
Mill Valley Loft
Mill Valley Loft
SINGLEPOINT DESIGN BUILD INC.
Small farmhouse u-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in San Francisco with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, white countertops, stainless steel appliances and no island
Scandinavian Living Room & Nursery
Scandinavian Living Room & Nursery
Cathie Hong Interiors
This single family home came with a recently updated kitchen, but a cramped living space and obtrusive fireplace. We kept the furniture simple and clean with a Scandinavian bent, changed out kitchen pendants and stools to make it more modern, and transformed the adjacent room to a bright home office. We also created a sweet and simple nursery for their newest addition.
McCartney Way
McCartney Way
ReVision Design/Remodeling
© Deborah Scannell Photography
Inspiration for a small transitional u-shaped eat-in kitchen remodel in Charlotte with a single-bowl sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, brown backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
51 Malvern
51 Malvern
Design & Andrew
Inspiration for a small transitional single-wall kitchen pantry remodel in Philadelphia
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
Modest White Martinez Kitchen
Modest White Martinez Kitchen
Kitchens Unlimited
Eat-in kitchen - small cottage u-shaped porcelain tile and brown floor eat-in kitchen idea in San Francisco with a farmhouse sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, white appliances, no island and white countertops
Modern Kitchen Remodel | Lansdale, PA
Modern Kitchen Remodel | Lansdale, PA
Ryann Reed Design Build
Kitchen featuring white shaker cabinets, blue glass tile, stainless steel appliances, waterproof luxury vinyl tile flooring, and quartz countertops.
Enclosed kitchen - small modern l-shaped vinyl floor and beige floor enclosed kitchen idea in Philadelphia with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, blue backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
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
Hudson Yards Studio
Hudson Yards Studio
Return on Design - Because Aesthetics Sell
studio apartment, Hudson yards, prewar, remodeling, renovation, small kitchen appliances,
Example of a small transitional single-wall kitchen design in New York with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray backsplash, stainless steel appliances and white countertops
Vintage Galley
Vintage Galley
PowerSmith Design
XL Visions
Enclosed kitchen - small industrial u-shaped slate floor and brown floor enclosed kitchen idea in Chicago with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, no island, stainless steel appliances and soapstone countertops
Long Beach Condo
Long Beach Condo
Soko Interior Design
Small transitional galley kitchen photo in Los Angeles with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray backsplash, stainless steel appliances and white countertops
Compact Modern Kitchen Design-Chicago
Compact Modern Kitchen Design-Chicago
Benvenuti and Stein
Zen-like kitchen has white kitchen walls & backsplash with contrasting light shades of beige and brown & modern flat panel touch latch cabinetry. Custom cabinetry made in the Benvenuti and Stein Evanston cabinet shop. Norman Sizemore-Photographer
Shaker Cottage
Shaker Cottage
Hermitage Kitchen Design Gallery
Designer: Terri Sears Photography: Melissa M Mills
Example of a small transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen design in Nashville with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, no island and multicolored countertops
Mountain Chalet
Mountain Chalet
Basso Interiors Inc
Walnut and white painted cabinets create the casual, inviting kitchen. Bianco antico countertops keep that mountain feel and add warmth. Custom vintage inspired white woodwork wrap the accent walls and banquette.
Nancy Davidson
Nancy Davidson
Bora&Co Construction
Kitchen - small u-shaped medium tone wood floor and gray floor kitchen idea in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and white countertops
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Hollywood Hills Residence
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Hollywood Hills Residence
Griffin Enright Architects
The open kitchen has a furniture-like feel.
Inspiration for a small modern galley dark wood floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Los Angeles with stainless steel appliances, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, an undermount sink, solid surface countertops, white backsplash and an island
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Small trendy galley kitchen photo in San Francisco with quartz countertops, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island
Anne & Richard's 1908 Home
Anne & Richard's 1908 Home
Arciform
Two custom-built moveable islands create flexible counter space in this long but relatively narrow kitchen. New walnut lower cabinets were meticulously matched to the uppers to create a seamless update consistent with the period architectural style of this 1908 Portland foursquare style home. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

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 91,895 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Bora&Co Construction and Cathie Hong Interiors. 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.