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Small Kitchen Design Ideas and Photos

Given the small space available to design a kitchen with all the elements necessary to make it functional and decorative, it is important to know some essential aspects that will make this room stand out from other designs that we have seen.

Modern kitchen with orange walls and chrome appliances

Modern kitchen with orange walls and chrome appliances – A modern linear kitchen design, elements such as the pulls, the stove, the extractor fan and the refrigerator give this kitchen a contemporary look.

Small kitchen design

1.Locate the stove, laundry, and refrigerator

These three are the main elements of a kitchen, they are always close since without them we could not prepare food, the pastry-makers are the part that complements the spaces.

2.Kitchen types

We define 4 types of cuisine:

  1. Designed along a wall (ideal in very small spaces), the elements are placed linearly.
  2. Kitchen in the form of the letter “U”, the laundry, the stove and the refrigerator are placed on three walls.
  3. Kitchen in the form of “L”, the laundry, the stove and the refrigerator is placed on two walls.
  4. Kitchen with an island to the center, the “island” is a small table that can be used as a daily or fast dining room.

3.Lighting

The lighting is natural or artificial in a kitchen and it plays a very important role. If you do not have a window with sufficient dimensions for the entry of natural light, then apply artificial spotlights where possible also within the cabinets (or below) to achieve a brilliant effect to the whole kitchen (see the photos below to see what you can get).

Small and medium kitchens design examples

So if you want some ideas on how you should do the design of your kitchen here are some graphic examples:

Classic U-shaped kitchen

Classic U-shaped kitchen –  we can see that the laundry is under the small window, the colors of the walls and cabinets are white

Integrated kitchen through the bakery with the bar

Integrated kitchen through the bakery with the bar – For very small spaces it is a good idea to integrate elements, it works well and it looks great

Classic L-shaped kitchen

Classic L-shaped kitchen – Do you like the classic look? This kitchen dominates the classic aspect but integrates modern elements such as the chair.

All natural wood kitchen design

All natural wood kitchen design – An ideal kitchen for apartments, you can see how the light has been cast under the bakery, as we indicated in the “Lighting” section

Kitchen for a mini-apartment, optimizing spaces

Kitchen for a mini-apartment, optimizing spaces – A single apartment? This small kitchen is very functional and practical, you will have everything at hand, it is perfect for people who have little time.

Kitchen design with artificial lighting

Kitchen design with artificial lighting – Since there is no window where usually the laundry is placed below, then artificial light can be used

Kitchen design in white and chrome

Kitchen design in white and chrome – A kitchen in the form of “U” but very small. The white color dominates this space and gives the feeling of spaciousness and order.

Small green kitchen design

Small green kitchen design – A kitchen in green color in the shape of “L” highlights the white lighting not only as a decorative element but mainly functional.

Small kitchen in natural tones

Small kitchen in natural tones – The natural wood in the kitchen always gives a familiar touch to the rooms, you can see that even under the window space has been used with a small shelf.

You can see more pictures of kitchens bu if you want to know some special design tools to make the plans of the kitchen and see them in 3D review: “Design kitchens“, created by us here at Home Dedicated.