Published on January 11, 2016

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a butcher-block cover

Place a butcher block over the sink to double as a cutting board as well as extra counter space. 

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creative storage for bulky gear

Case in point? The pots and pans that can barely fit inside the one available cabinet. Try hanging them from a pot rack, or opt for a wall ladder for a more streamlined look.

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plenty of lighting

Whether it’s natural or not, ample light is a must for intimate spaces.

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double duty gear

We can’t get enough of this IKEA table that doubles as a shelf and a kitchen table!

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custom shelving

Built-in shelves evoke a less intrusive feel, and allow for a clever storage solutions.

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a minimalist approach to design

A cluttered kitchen is a messy one, and small spaces above all else can’t afford that. Rid the space of the extraneous and adopt a “less is more” aesthetic.

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a grid above the sink

A simple wire grid above the sink is perfect for storing spices and frequently used cooking utensils. 

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glass shelves 

Ditch the clunky cabinets and opt for this lighter alternative. 

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a mini fridge



Chances are, if you’re living alone, a full-size fridge is hardly an essential. Swap it out in lieu of a smaller alternative that will take a considerably less amount of space. We’ve got our eye on this.

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an accent piece with function

For the very tiny kitchen, consider a versatile element that can be used as storage, counter space, and even a kitchen table!