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Big Style Small Kitchen

Who says that stylish kitchens need to come with a big footprint? While a lot of people fantasize about owning a sprawling kitchen complete with waterfall island, cabinetry as high as the eye can see, and endless prep space, that simply isn’t everyone’s reality. 

The good news is that when it comes to kitchens, size doesn’t always matter, and even the tiniest kitchen can pack a big punch. Here are some of our favourite ways to make the most of a small kitchen.

Clear the Countertops

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Clutter can add a lot of weight to a room and will always make it look smaller. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep countertops as clear as possible.

Banish Single Purpose Gadgets

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While a standalone egg cooker is probably incredibly handy for epic egg boiling sessions, it’s also a space hog. When you have a small kitchen with limited storage, single purpose gadgets like egg cookers, specialty slicers, spiralizers, and hotdog toasters can take up a lot of valuable space.

Open Up

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Something as simple as adding cabinet doors with glass inserts, or replacing cabinets entirely with open shelving can add visual appeal and also the illusion of more space in the room. This edit serves to take some weight off of the space and allows it to breathe a bit more. Of course, it also means that you’ll need to keep things tidier since they’re out in the open.

Let There Be Light

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Make a statement with a beautiful light fixture to add something special to your tiny kitchen. However, keep in mind that trying to light an entire space (even a tiny one) with a single overhead light can be visually overpowering. This means layering your lighting with a combination of ambient and task lighting will be just as beneficial as adding a pretty fixture.

Go High-End

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Since there are few square feet to cover, adding high end finishes to a smaller kitchen is much more affordable than it is in something with a lot of square footage.

Play with Colour

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Whether through paint or accessories, colour can make a big impact in small kitchens. To make the space look larger, paint the walls and trim the same colour.

Keep a Cart Close By

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One of the biggest complaints we hear from people with small kitchens is that they don’t have enough prep space. Whether you want to roll out cookie dough or just chop some veggies, insufficient prep space can really make life difficult. This is where a good kitchen cart comes in handy.

These moveable surface and storage assistants are an essential in a tiny home. Use it as a coffee bar or baking station, as a self-serve snack cart for the kids, or as a bar cart for yourself and guests.

Nowhere to park it in the kitchen? Opt for a cart that can do double duty as a small bookshelf and keep it in the living room till it’s time to put it to use.

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