20 Kitchen Cabinets Designed For Small Spaces

Not all kitchens are big and roomy. Kitchens come in all sizes, down to small galley kitchens that leave little room for food preparation. You have to use your space wisely, not only for counter space, but your choice in cabinetry, too. You want to get the most out of your cabinets so that you can store everything you need to without making your kitchen appearing overly cluttered with big, bulky cabinet pieces. So what are your choices of cabinetry for small kitchens? Cabinet designers today, know that many people are going small, with their living quarters, and they are designing cabinetry for small places to keep things scaled to size, yet still give you all the storage you want and need. Do you have a small kitchen that you want to furnish with new cabinetry to better fit your small space? Well then, keep reading to learn some tips for choosing cabinets for your small kitchen.

1. Determine the function of your new cabinets

In order to determine what type of functionality you want for your new cabinets, whether it be a new construction home, or existing and just replacing old cabinetry, you can help determine this by listing what you don’t like about your existing cabinets, or previous ones owned. This will help clarify what things you would like to see from your new cabinets and whether those options can be worked into a smaller kitchen.

2. Cabinet size

When dealing with smaller spaces, your cabinets may not be able to be standard size, but smaller. Many types of cabinetry can be made to look larger than it really is, giving you the appearance you have more space and a bigger kitchen. By installing smaller-sized cabinetry, you might be able to get more in the kitchen without cluttering the wall space with big, bulky cabinet pieces.

3. Types of cabinetry

Using different types of cabinetry can help utilize your space wisely, for instance, corner cabinetry like lazy Susan’s, are a great way to get more storage in tight corners. Drawers and pull-outs in tight spaces are great for small storage items. Building cabinets and drawers into an island is a great way to use space efficiently along with building an open shelving unit to display your glassware or glass doors on the face of some of your cabinetry pieces, can enlarge the kitchen’s look, making it feel larger. Adding an open-shelved cabinet piece above the refrigerator to store cookbooks or other dishware, is one way to utilize wall space many that many times goes unused.

A cabinet designer and contractor can offer you lots of tips on custom-built cabinets for your particular, small kitchen to help you get the most out of your cabinetry. With so many design options and sizes in cabinets, today, you are sure to be able to get the desired look and functionality out of your small kitchen with just a little thought and planning.

For more ideas, here are 20 kitchen cabinets designed for small spaces.

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