Small Kitchen Designs that Inspire

Having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you’re limited on design ideas; in fact, this lends itself to expanding creativity for making it the perfect space for your individual taste.

Here are some design ideas for how you can transform your small kitchen into your dream space, with a perfect mix of beauty and functionality:

Function Over Form

Since meal preparation is the main function of the kitchen, make the best of your small space by focusing on ways to make it work best for you. Assign other areas of your home for homework, office duties and other household chores – thus making way for a more stress-free and functional kitchen. Experts say to focus on the right appliances and workspace to allow for a free-flowing kitchen. Scaled-down or innovative appliances, pint-sized microwaves, small two-burner stoves and single sinks are some ways to capitalize on your limited space.

Small Kitchen Appliances

 Combine Materials

Small kitchens may lack architectural detail and appear boring if you don’t leverage interesting, eye-catching materials. Combining a creative mixture of cabinetry, countertop surfaces, fixtures, flooring, lighting and color can add a new dimension and excitement to your kitchen. It might be helpful to compile a board of samples and swatches of the materials you are considering to help you achieve a more cohesive look. The kitchen below features an entire wall of Brooklyn traditional mosaic tiles from Granite Transformations which add variety and draw the eye upward, making the space feel larger.

Mosaic Tiles Accent Kitchen Walls


Incorporating glass is one of the easiest ways to make your kitchen appear larger. Installing glass cabinet doors, glass countertops, tabletops or even kitchen doors are great ways to visually expand your kitchen. Granite Transformations offers a broad range of recycled glass countertop colors and styles that can help your kitchen feel expansive, and exude luxury and class. The kitchen below features Black Star recycled glass countertops.

Incorporate Glass To Your Kitchen Design

 Creative Flooring

Human nature draws the eye down when one walks into a room, so it’s no surprise when experts suggest thinking outside the box when it comes to your kitchen flooring. Investing in a unique pattern, design or color will add a “wow” factor to the room and detract from the size. Some homeowners opt for installing a more expensive floor (since the cost will be more affordable due to smaller square footage). Granite Transformations can install stone or mosaic tile flooring to add a “wow” factor to your space.

Red Floor Creates a Wow Factor

If you are in the process of planning for your next kitchen or bath remodeling project, be sure to contact Granite Transformations for a free in-home design consultation.

4 replies
  1. Lissa Nelson
    Lissa Nelson says:

    Really, I Personally agree with the article. with the perfect mix of beauty and functionality and can make our small kitchen into our desired space. Thanks of sharing your ideas.

  2. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    Love these ideas! Having a smaller kitchen can be a bit of a hassle, but if you learn to organize everything well and use the space you have to the fullest, they can be very cute. Love the last one with the unique flooring! What a great idea!

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