Small Kitchens, Smart Design

Clever layouts and storage solutions prove that small kitchens can be functional and fabulous.
By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Lowe's Creative Ideas

Photo By: Jarret Yoshida

Storage Galore

The open shelves above and narrow cabinets on each side of the refrigerator make great use of all the available storage space in this small kitchen design. Photo courtesy of Lowe's Creative Ideas

Going Glass

An easy way to visually expand a kitchen is to add glass. Upper glass front cabinets and pull-out pilasters for spices on each side of the range provide storage and add beauty to this smaller kitchen.

Waste Not

Every surface is utilized in this kitchen to maximize space, such as the wall-mounted knife rack and a magnetic message center on the end of a cabinet. Design by Rachael Franceschina; Photography by Betsy Maddox

Shelf Improvement

A combination of well-designed open and closed storage gives homeowners lots of options for keeping kitchen essentials close at hand. Photo courtesy of Lowe's Creative Ideas

Enhanced Range Design

In this 13x16 kitchen, the range was built into the cabinetry for a custom look and butcherblock countertops provide extra prep space. Photography by Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Gourmet Quality

To create a gourmet kitchen in a 68-square-foot space, Designer Karen Needler installed a compact, pro-quality range and stove. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry takes advantage of the height and provides plenty of storage for culinary essentials.

From: Karen Needler

Double Duty

A small kitchen peninsula serves multiple purposes for storage, dining, and food prep. Design by Jarret Yoshida