1. Put your walls to use. Counter space is at a premium in small kitchens, so keep it clutter-free by using cupboards to store items that can’t be hung (casserole dishes, appliances) and, taking a page out of Julia Child’s book, hang pots and pans on a wall-mounted pegboard. Tip: Use hooks mounted under cupboards to store mugs.
2. Invest in a rolling cart. It’s a game-changer when it comes to small kitchen life. Use it for storage and then roll it out when you need extra counter space — like a mini-kitchen island. Tip: Holiday season? Transform into an instant bar cart.
3. Get creative with your storage. Store infrequently used items up high and out of the way (like on the top of cabinets) and reduce clutter with a pot rack. Feeling creative? Use a ladder to hang pots with s-hooks and prop up against your wall.
4. Get bold with colour. Have fun with your small space by painting it a dramatic colour. Whether you decide to paint the walls or the cupboards, a new colour has the power to transform a space and make it pop. We love how designer Julia Black painted her space dark and daring.
5. Utilize unused space. Want a breakfast table in your small kitchen? Transform a corner of your kitchen into a breakfast nook by installing a built-in bench. Or, for an even quicker DIY, install an elevated bar (using a simple shelf!) like Tiffany from Offbeat + Inspired blog completed in one weekend. Get the full DIY here.