- Rationalize appliances: Minimize the amount you keep in the kitchen. Appliances can be placed in a cellar or another room; cleaning products can be stores under the stairs; and dishes or glassware may be stacked away in living room cabinets.
- Avoid eye-level cabinets: Although wall-mounted cabinets will give you extra storage space, they will also make the room seem cramped. Without them, the perimeter of the room will be visible, and the kitchen will seem more spacious.
- Wall of glass: Use glass for a kitchen wall or ceiling. Having a see-through rather than a solid barrier, even on just one side, will make a small kitchen seem bigger.
- Clever storage: If you have little room for cabinets, use the walls, the ceilings, even the windows for storage. Divide cabinets internally with one or two shelves to give yourself twice the storage space. And customize the backs of cabinet doors with narrow shelves and hooks. A long, narrow shelf can also be squeezed above the backsplash.
- Invisible solutions: Use as many pull-out/foldaway features as you can. Anything that can be invisible when not in use is an asset in a small kitchen.