20 Small Kitchen Ideas on a Budget

Not all kitchens are big and spacious, so you have to work with what you have. Small kitchens can be just as beautiful and functional as a big one, it just may take a little creativity and thinking out of the box to make your small kitchen a place that you love to go to cook, entertain and relax with family and friends. After all, the kitchen is typically the hub of the house where all gatherings take place. As you probably know by now, kitchens are more than just a place to grab a snack or meal, so why not turn your small kitchen into a room you want people to get together to talk about their day, and to laugh and enjoy good times. You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful kitchen space, no matter how big or small. But if your kitchen is on the small side, you can get even more budget friendly ideas. Keep reading to see what ideas are available for small kitchen spaces, to make them as spectacular as any large kitchen could be, all while maintaining your budget.

  • Use shine and sheen – Small kitchens can appear and feel to be bigger and brighter when you use high sheen and shiny textures. A glass table that shows through to the floor, can enlarge floor space. Shiny appliances and sheen textures make space feel bigger.
  • Light color choices – Using light colors on your walls can open up a space. Yellows, oranges, light blues and greens are color pallets that are popular choices today, not only for living rooms and dining rooms, but for the kitchen as well. Dark colors are known to close-in spaces and make them feel smaller and tighter.
  • Use an open shelf for storage – In a small kitchen, having all of your cupboards with doors, can make the space feel more small and dingy. By removing some of the doors on your cupboards to create a few open-shelves, will give the appearance of a more open and airy room. Paint the cabinetry a light color – whitewash or cream tone.
  • Scale your furniture – Having too much, or too big of pieces of furniture, will shrink your room. Use smaller tables and chairs, or barstools if accessible. Freeing up floor space will not only make the kitchen feel bigger, but you will have more walking space around the room without bumping into, or maneuvering around furniture.
  • Uncover windows – The last thing you want to do is shrink your small kitchen to an even smaller space by covering any windows you have for natural light, with heavy window treatments. Instead, a valance or light and airy window treatments that still let in a good amount of natural light, will give your kitchen more appeal, but it will bigger, brighter, and cheerier.

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