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5 small kitchens

5 small kitchens

These 5 small kitchens prove that you can have both beauty and functionality in a small space.


Gourmet Minimalist
Few things are as helpful as good old reflective, expansive white when you are trying to make a small space feel bigger. Combined with high ceilings, stainless counters, a light-colored, mosaic -tile backsplash and a large window that floods the room with natural light, this small apartment kitchen feels anything but cluttered, even though its footprint is tiny. The sleek linearity of the space adds to the perception of roominess and functionality. Photo Credit: ivy style33


Waste Not
This entire kitchen — oven, cooktop, sink, storage drawers and prep area — is neatly contained in a large, boldly contemporary island situated smack dab in the middle of this open-design Amsterdam apartment. On one side of the island is a living area and on the other is a dining space. Multi-utility is the theme of this space. Even the range hood serves a dual purpose, doubling as a shelf for stemware and supplies. Photo Credit: Katie Lips


Sleek and Chic
For this contemporary California loft space, Velvet Hammerschmidt Design of Santa Monica tucked a Bulthaup kitchen under a steel stairway that leads up to the second floor. The cooking takes place on the back wall while an 11-foot Carerra marble island does double duty as a prep area on one end and a kitchen table on the other. The island divides the kitchen from the rest of the living space while the towering ceilings, light wall color and reflective stainless provide an airiness. Photo Credit: Velvet Hammerschmidt Design


Let in the Light
A U-shaped layout offers efficiency when short on space. This modified U places the refrigerator just out of sight on the right. A half-wall with countertop and stone base hides the workspace from the living area while letting light and conversation pass unobstructed. All the essentials for cooking and cleaning are within arm’s reach. The horizontal drawer handles are long enough to double as towel racks and the large floor tiles make the kitchen look bigger than it is. Photo Credit: Haier


Cottage Casual
Here we have a pass-through galley kitchen designed in the classic schoolhouse style. Open to the dining room and a large sitting-room window on one side, the orderly space is well lit and uses light colors to create the feeling of roominess. Quintessential early 1900s flush-mount fixtures and a subway-tile backsplash extend the period feel. And there’s even room for a desk and computer station on the near end. Photo Credit: JAS Design Build


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