A good kitchen design aims to maximize available space while not making the room feel overcrowded. This efficiency is usually achieved by building up or down with cabinets, opening the kitchen up so that it flows into ad... More »

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Small kitchen designs focus on space-saving ideas that increase counter space and use movable or foldaway components to increase efficiency. Take advantage of unused floor space in the middle of the room with a kitchen i... More »

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Small kitchens benefit from bright or contrasting colors, plenty of lighting and center storage islands. Making a triangle of vital kitchen areas also helps maximize space in a small area. More »

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One good kitchen renovation idea is to use the space on both sides of the kitchen evenly. This makes the space appear more open and less crowded. If the countertops on the opposite walls are more than 8 feet apart, an is... More »

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Kitchen cabinets often take up a very large amount of space in one's kitchen, but solutions such as custom cabinets and altering space design can help alleviate the feeling of claustrophobia. Changing cabinet colors or t... More »

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Some good kitchen layouts include the L-shape with or without a kitchen island, the U-shape with or without an island, the galley layout and the one-wall layout. The choice of layout depends on the size of the kitchen an... More »

According to House Beautiful, remodeling a small kitchen should minimize clutter, increase efficiency and connect the room to the rest of the house to expand the kitchen space. Each design decision should make the kitche... More »

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