Many homeowners love their kitchen so much that they want it not only to function perfectly, but also to look beautiful and luxurious. Kitchen is no longer a part of a house that is located far secluded in the back. In many modern houses, kitchen is located right next to a living room. Decorating, upgrade, and improving a small kitchen in the right way is thus an important task to do if you want to improve the overall atmosphere of your house. With more than 300 small kitchen ideas, organization, kitchen designs, and kitchen makeover that you will learn next, it should be easier for you to find inspiration to transform your small kitchen into a real centerpiece and attention grabber of your house.
This long list are grouped into 10 sections and each section has 30,40, even 50 ideas. One section could have 3 different sub section or more and other sections have less. So keep that in mind and enjoy your browsing. Next, this is a little navigation you can use to map this exhaustive list.
|Kitchen decorating, update, and optimization (Small size/Regular)|
|Small Kitchen makeover initiatives, cheap updates, and DIY organizations||31-60|
|Small Kitchen upgrade ideas, and cheap update ideas||61-90|
|How to makeover a small kitchen and Kitchen storage cabinet ideas||91-120|
|Creative small kitchen hacks, DIY Projects, and DIY Storage ideas||121-150|
|Creative wall storage ideas for small kitchen, How to maximize, and upgrade them||151-180|
|Small kitchen renovation ideas, How to upgrade their interior, and renovate them||181-210|
|Small Kitchen Improvement Ideas and DIY ideas to store spices||211-250|
|How to organize a refrigerator and DIY wood projects for more organized kitchen||251-300|
|Kitchen knives organization, DIY Projects for cluttered kitchen, and Rustic kitchen organizations||301-333|
Hopefully there aren’t many issues with your kitchen, but, if yours is on the small side there might be plenty of problems that arise. Things like utensils piling up on the counter stacking your pots and pans storing your raw foods and making sure you still have enough space to move around. Take a look at your kitchen figure out what you’d like to change and get ready for this next countdown that will hopefully help you fix them all! First 20 post of this page, we are going to talk about small kitchen improvement ideas.
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211. Fix the counter top!
How can you make your kitchen look like it’s gotten a face lift? Fix up the counter top! For instance, you can replace it with one that’s solid black. Leave at least three inch wings on either side then paint the bottom drawers with bright white paint. If you already installed a medium height back splash, cut half of it. This will give the illusion of more space above the counter.
Lastly, Add in some pendant lighting with a unique shape an your kitchen will be looking perfect.
212. Mount a Table on the wall
Eating a meal on the sofa just can’t compare to having one at a dining table. Sure when you’re having a party or entertaining guests, sitting on the sofa and using your thighs as a table might be fun but it’s just so nice to sit down to a dining table. If you don’t have the space for one why not try mounting a folding table to the wall in your kitchen or hallway wherever you have the space. Then when you’re done, just tidy up and fold the table away again.
213. Add a Rolling Island
Having a kitchen island can be a blessing or a curse. The permanent kinds can be great for preparing your meals or maybe even dine at but sometimes don’t you wish you could just push the island to the side so you have some more space to move around? Well, if you pick yourself up one of these rolling islands you can do just that! Bring it into the middle of your kitchen for preparing food then move it to the edge of the room when company is over.
And for a special dinner for two these rolling islands make for a great dinner caddy.
214. Be smart about buying your cutting boards
If you’re always looking for space to put your cutting boards when you need to chop things up, why not think outside the box. If you get cutting boards that are wider than your kitchen sink, you can place the board across the sink and do both your cleaning and cutting in one place! As a bonus, you’re still not losing space for your dishes.
215. Expand your kitchen with Patterns
This tip is shared by one of the world’s most famous interior designers. It helps you achieve an exotic and spacious, while still elegant look. First, try installing tiger stripe wallpaper horizontally to give the illusion of more space. Pair it with solid colors on the counter top or shelves.
A bonus of going with this idea is you can keep everything else pair up with decorations else where. Just keep it clean and the patterns will do the talking – Brilliant Backsplash.
216. Dig Up the Sink
If you are a fan of mixing and matching, your biggest enemy would probably be the sink. Unlike the stove that can blend into almost all styles, the sink dictates how stylish your kitchen can be. If you still have the concave type, maybe it’s time to consider remodeling. The top mount and front sink model has the most flexible style compared to the others. Its gray silvery color fits well with most concepts.
217. Mount Wavy Shelves
Kitchen shelves usually have a monotonous shape.maybe that’s why almost all kitchens look the same.dominated by boxes. Give your kitchen some movement by mounting curvy boards to the wall. It works just like open shelves, but with style. Just be careful if you have an open stove. Make sure your boards are far enough away from heat or flames as to not cause a fire.
218. Get Glossy
Besides a mirror, another way to achieve a spacious impression is by giving your ceiling an upgrade.Lacquer finishing gives a blurred but glossy look to your ceiling’s surface, allowing it to reflect light randomly, creating the illusion of endless ceiling. When choosing your color remember not to stray too far from the color on the walls then you can complete the set with mosaic tiles of a similar color.
219. Splash Metallic Element
One option to make the tiny space looks bigger is by adding a silvery shade. Take a look at the colors already on your wall then find pretty silver wallpaper with a similar background color. This eye trick works better in the light so make sure to turn them on at night. The morning sunshine could also be the perfect lighting to enjoy these metallic shades. Recommended colors include blue, beige and other soft colors.
220. Trim with Colors
If you decide to go with this idea, you are aiming for small but fun cooking corner. The equipment needed is also pretty easy to get. All you need is a can of your favorite color paint and a roll of painter’s tape. Design the blue print first.Trimming helps to add contour by adding shape. If your kitchen already has a back splash, then you can add-in some elements from it. This way, you have a more cohesive look to your kitchen.
Another color with a similar hue is also possible.
221. Install Extra Storage
Adding storage does not always mean expanding your kitchen. The area from the floor to the mid-section of the kitchen is usually occupied by kitchen equipment such as the stove and sink. However, the area above the cabinets and close to the ceiling is often forgotten.You can Install some cabinets on top, or store things above your existing cabinets, just make sure you have a step stool handy to reach them when you need. Also, this storage space is best used for equipment not needed often as it is up and out of the way.
222. Create a Rack Chandelier
When it comes to your cooking equipment, your pots and pans take up the most space. Instead of hanging them on your precious walls, make some space in the up in the air. The concept is similar to a chandelier. Set it above the dining table, and built a ring around the lights with some hooks. Alternate the pot colors and see how they turn into unique decorations. Measure the height and make sure your guests’ head will not bump the pots. Keep in mind that this trick is not suitable for catering properties.
Especially for those who take cooking seriously, they must have several spices on the stock. Even when you are not too fond of cooking, you still need clear jars to store your oatmeal and snacks. Its original packages have different size and shape. To make things prettier, add decorative stickers, labeling each of their names. Utilize the jars on the counter top, close to your hand reach. It would be even better if you have mounted wall shelves.
223. Build yourself some open shelves out of Copper.
Don’t let your limited cooking corner stops you from being fancy. If your kitchen is surrounded by windows on both sides, then this idea might work well for you. Built two stories of open shelves, using copper pipe.
Add one bar on the bottom to hang mugs and cups. Later on, this shelf will be attached to the counter tops. When calculating the size, don’t forget to match your height to the design. The first level should be within arm’s reach. The items on the second bar should be within reach without having to get on your tippy toes.
224. Apply a Monochromatic Look II
Black can hide stains and white had the power to brighten the atmosphere. What about the combination of both? You could go for what is called a monochromatic style. If you know how to plan out the tones, it will be a magnificent setting. Put black on the cooking area, so any stains can wait a while before cleaning time. Then use white for the preparation station, allowing you to cut cleanly. Adding in a checkered back splash and floor are also good complements for this combination.
225. Hang some Oversized Art
If you arrange things effectively, there might be a case when you have an empty wall. Instead of letting it remain bare, Hang a piece of oversize art.
It expands the visitors’ view, and as a result, you have what looks like a spacious kitchen, as well as chic focal point in the room.
Keep in mind the effect will stand out only when you have a single color on the walls, floor an cabinets.
226. Organize your Spices.
If you take cooking seriously, then you undoubtedly have a lot of spices in stock. Even if you’re not so fond of cooking, you still need clear jars to store your oatmeal and snacks. The original packages have different sizes and shapes so to make things prettier, add decorative stickers, labeling each of their names. Utilize the jars on the counter top, close to your reach. It’s even better if you have mounted wall shelves. Image:Pinterest
227. Use Molding to pull it all together.
How can you tell when a space is nice and large? One way to measure it is by looking for usable hanging space. For example, the embossed surface from the molding and drawer pull. This concept could be adapted to your kitchen. Add at least two inches of molding to your counter top edges. For the drawers, pick the pulls that are easy to grip, easy to clean, and have a simple yet stylish design.
228. Light up your Shelves
If it is not possible to use an entire wall for a display, find another way to spice up your kitchen. Ceiling shelves might just be your savior. The first option is to paint the inside with a bright color, more vivid than the outer frame. During the day, seeing your cutlery, plates and bowls stored inside a colored box will be like looking at a piece of art. This sight will fade during the night.which is a good reason to install some small lights in your ceiling to illuminate your shelves.
229. Split the Tone
There are reasons why your eyes cannot be used to accurately measure. An instant example is when you see a bright top paired with a dark bottom. The eyes will automatically decide if it is proportional. That is what happens when you apply a similar trick to your kitchen. The small space will look bigger than its real size.
The white top spreads from the counter top to the shelves. The Bottom shelves then adopt a dark color to give total contrast.
230. Mirror Back Splash
Nothing makes a room look larger better than a mirror. It reflects whatever placed in front of it, allowing your eyes catch a glimpse of an extended room. Since installing mirrors for each cabinet is too pricey, pick specific a spot for installation.
The Back splash would be the most appropriate space. In addition, a mirror back splash also yells out elegance and contemporary style.
231-250 : DIY Spice Storages
Having your spices and herbs neatly stacked really makes your cooking way easier especially after a busy time in the kitchen where everything tends to be in a muddle. If you constantly find yourself reach for seasoning to jazz up your food then you need to store your spices and herbs neatly.
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231. Peeking Through new panel.
This allows you to display your kitchen utensils. Remove your cabinet door and cut off the center square of your cabinet door. Measure your panel and cut it. More info visit source link. More info!:
232. A Perfect open pantry.
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233. Kitchen Freak: Build a Periodic Table of Spices Rack.
According to the writer: “Organize your spices in a periodic table (by botanical taxonomy) to maximize potential for clear, scientific, delicious seasoning.
234. Magnetic Mason Jars
Though spices don’t take up much room, they could if you got loads of them. One way you can save your spices without having to worry about needing more space is to make storage using magnetic mason jars!
You literally only need some small mason jars, a metal bracket and some really strong magnets and voila! You got yourself a cool storage to stash your spices. More info!
235. Totally Awesome Sliding Rack.
If you want a large spice storage but still want to be thrifty then you don’t need to worry! We have the perfect solution for you. This one uses the little gap between your oven and the cabinets. Make sure you take the right measurements that will fit the gap. Add two dowel sticks to each rack to keep the spices visible and safe and you can paint the wood parts any color you like!
Hung your sliding rack on the top of counter-top and leave a slight gap above the floor. You might want to add a handle too for easier access. This DIY spice storage idea probably needs the most work but it’s totally worth it! There is enough space for at least 40 standard size spice bottles! Fantastic. More info!.
236. Hang Your Jars!.
Add a new look in your kitchen by hanging your spices and herbs on the wall. Nails and wire ropes are pretty much all you need for this. Simply wrap wire ropes on your jars and hang them on the nails you’ve set into the wall. You can also use adhesive wall hooks.
If you happen to have a white wall, you can cover your jars in white wrappings to add an aesthetic element. Just remember to add a label on each jar so you can quickly find the flavor for your mac and cheese. More info!
237. Going Vintage with a Coke Crate
Re-purpose your old Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper crate as your spice storage. Simply turn it on its side and adhere it to a wall with brackets. What’s more interesting is that the bottle compartments are just the right size for your jars. It has enough space for about 24 jars for your spices and herbs. In addition, there’s still more space to place your jars on top of the crate. Don’t forget to label each lid so you can easily spot your oregano. More info!
238. Handy Shower Caddy
Who says shower caddy is only useful to put your shampoos and soaps? If you are okay with stashing your shower items beside the bathtub, you can repurpose your shower caddy as your spice storage! Attach it to a wall or on the back of your pantry door with a bracket and there you go, you got yourself a new storage for your herbs and spices.
Lastly, decorating your spice storage can add so much beauty and flair to your kitchen especially if you like having everything neat and organized. If you are feeling creative. More info!
239. Custom Spice Storage Drawers
If you have a knack for woodwork then you will absolutely love this idea. One problem when keeping bottles in drawers is that they might roll against one another. So, with a few strips of wood trim and some glue this problem will be solved. Use the quarter round base board trim to cradle the neck and the ‘L’ shaped corner piece to hold the bottom of the jar. Glue the strips onto the bottom of the drawer. They need to be pressed down with a brick until they are completely dry. More info!
240. Magnetic Boards
With the help of magnets you can stick your herb and spice jars or containers anywhere and save some space especially if you have a small kitchen. Your cabinets and drawers are already full? Stick your spice and herbs containers on the fridge door, on the back of your pantry door or under the shelf. Attach your board anywhere you want and arrange your containers however you like. More info!
241. Tic-Tac for Your Spice Rack
This one is the easiest and simplest way for you to stash your spices. Don’t throw your tic-tac containers in the trash can. Collect them and use them to store your spices and herbs. Moreover, they are really convenient to bring along to camping. You have to admit this one is a really simple yet fun spice storage idea. More info!
242. Food Holders
With cabinet clips you can re-purpose these little things here to store your spice and herb jars. Not only will this storage keep your jars neatly organized but also prevent them from being cluttered. Just attach them to the inside of your pantry door and you got yourself a new space-saving spice storage!
Unlike wooden shelves that need thorough cleaning at regular intervals, this one is way easier to clean. These are all really simple yet fun DIY spice storage ideas that don’t take a lot of your time and money. What are you waiting for? More info!
243. Economical Spice Racks
There is no reason why you shouldn’t try to make a wire shelf. This one is extremely cheap (for $1 you can get this! That’s good news for people who tend to be thrifty) and you won’t have to clean it. Bend the little legs as flat as you can then bend up the one side at the 4th wire with needle nose pliers.
You need to skip one wire and bend the other side up. If you want larger spice storage then skip 2 wires to make them wider at the bottom. Bend up the other side like before. Hung these racks with screws that have a large head on them anywhere you want. Choose a convenient spot that is within your reach when cooking! More info!
244. DIY Pantry Door Spice Rack saved by Karyn Child, Aric Brothers, Siobhan, and Patricia Carrier.
245. View clever steps How to Make a Built-In Spice Rack
Here you’ll have a chance to have a fantastic built-in spice rack you can customize and you can use to optimize your small kitchen space. Follow link to grab simple steps to create one in your home.
246. Do it yourself sliding pots and pans rack idea.
247.How to Build a Sliding Spice Rack
Using unused space between your fridge and the wall, follow link and you’ll know how to build a sliding spice rack in your kitchen, freeing up your pantry space and cabinets.
248. How to Alter Kitchen Cabinets according to Cherishedbliss
With her tutorial you will find answers how to cut down your current cabinet and alter the look so you can get a new appearance you want, without major kitchen renovations of-course!
249. Magnetic Spice Rack ala instructables
For those fancy with cooking, your spice collection require a special space. About a year ago the author got tired of having to dig through pile of spice jars to find one he desired, so he decided to take a clever action with his creativity and now you can enjoy and copy his labor
250. Clever spice organization ideas from countryliving list (24 more ideas there)
You’ll probably never cook, clean, decorate, or organize your spices the same way again.
Bonus: Lazy Susan kitchen cabinet hack.
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