Tips for Tiny Kitchens

So many of us buy homes without getting exactly what we want out of the kitchen.  In older homes this is especially a problem.  Here are a few tips for making your tiny kitchen work without totally reworking your floor plan.

It may seem counterintuitive, but paint your cabinets a bold color.  By painting the cabinets a bold color it gives them purpose and a furniture feel instead of a cabinet feel.  This adds drama and  cozy feeling instead of feeling like a cramped afterthought.

Monochromatic, and all white finishes always open up a kitchen.  The white surfaces bounce natural light around the room giving it an open, airy feel.

Stainless steel backsplash is a great way to make a space feel larger.  It's seamless construction and reflective surface gives the kitchen a clean, professional appearance.

Open shelves automatically give you an extra 12" of visual space.  The key to open shelving is keeping your dish wear simple and monochromatic.  White dish wear usually looks best, but other colors work as well as long as they are consistent.