When house hunters compile their lists of must-have features for their future homes, “big kitchen” usually comes first. It’s no surprise why. The kitchen, which is often viewed as the “heart” of the house, is where we spend most of our time, from cooking to eating and entertaining friends and family. The bigger the size, the better you can hypothetically approach all three – without the fear of running out of space or tripping over all the kitchen gadgets and trash that seem to be piling up no matter how hard you try to stay organized. More than a luxurious master bathroom, a two-car garage, or a dedicated space for a washer and dryer, a decent kitchen can mean the difference between “ehh” and “ooh!”
Despite its obvious advantages, a spacious kitchen is a luxury that is hard to come by – especially if you live in the middle of a big city. For those in the condo, rental or studio apartment market, the option of a luxurious, airy kitchen may be unrealistic and quite simply not available. But do not be afraid! With the help of a skilled interior designer, contractor, or even just a little DIY ingenuity, even the smallest tiny kitchen can be as fully equipped, functional, and fabulous as its large-format counterparts. Below are twelve stunning, modern, and surprisingly small-space-friendly kitchens that pack the brilliant ideas of an entire home into their confined spaces.
Interior designer Michel Penneman’s kitchen has a narrow kitchen table that protrudes from the space between the windows. Photo by Ricardo Labouble for Architectural Digest Espana. About dust jacket.
Old world kitchen
Gold galley kitchen
Blue galley kitchen
Hidden storage kitchen