Published on February 7, 2016

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Photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

Small kitchen. Is that one of your many challenges? Whether you are an avid cook or just a kitchen fanatic, here’s how to beat those small-space woes.

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Photography by MATT ALBIANI


not enough storage space

When it comes to storage, think vertically. What’s that mean? Utilize a set of floating shelves to hold flatware and small appliances.

Why you don’t need cabinets in the kitchen.

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Photography by MARCUS NILSSON

terrible lighting

Invest in a chandelier to revitalize the ambience of the space. It adds the perfect personal touch!

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tale of the blahs

When painting the walls isn’t an option, bring color to your space with bright accessories and dishware.

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non-existent backsplash

Tile backsplash is a dream. We know. Spring for a fun (and temporary) backsplash.

Find more kitchen backsplash ideas here.

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Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

limited counter space

A cutting board large enough to fit along the length of the sink makes for an impromptu (and convenient) working area.

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unattractive cabinets

If you can’t replace them, switch out the existing knobs to instantly refresh the look.

See more small kitchen decorating ideas.

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Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

boring cupboards to gaze into

Hang up temporary wallpaper for a pleasant pop of color each time. Your mornings will be so much brighter.

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untouchable walls

Skip the magnets and attach a cork board to the fridge for shopping lists, reminders, and decorative prints.

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cramped drawers

A wall-mounted rack is an ideal storage medium for oversized pots and pans.

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corner built for cooking

Visually maximize the space by placing a set of mirrors on adjacent corners of the room.


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