Space for Your Tiny Kitchen

A small kitchen means limited space to cook, eat and entertain. While it can be easy to bombard your countertops with jars, baskets and containers, this is also quick to make your kitchen look messy and unorganized.

From vertical storage ideas to hidden organizers, these clever tips and tricks will keep your spices in a row and your clutter off the counter in ways you never imagined!

1. Vertical storage and chalkboard wall

Make the most of your small space by being smart with your storage. Hang pots and pans from a vertical pegboard or paint a wall in chalk paint for an easily accessible shopping list that won’t clutter your fridge.

2. Magnetic knife rack

Save countertop space by making a magnetic knife rack that hangs on your kitchen wall. All you need is a piece of wood and magnet strips for this kitchen hack!

3. Sliding wall baskets and caddies

If you have a habit of leaving cereal boxes or cooking supplies on the counter, add some rails with sliding baskets and caddies to keep your utensils and cooking ingredients handy.

4. Canned food organizer

Be creative with your storage by maximizing empty space that may be hiding. This sliding shelf on casters lives in the inches between the fridge and wall, and is perfect for holding canned foods and spices.

5. Window bar table

If your kitchen can’t fit a dining table or seating area, create your own café corner by building a window bar table.

6. Under the sink trash bags

Do you have limited space under your kitchen sink? This trash bag organizer is a game-changer. Mount curtain rods on brackets under your sink and hang your trash bags for easy access.

7. Hidden cabinet organizer

Clear the chaos from your fridge by making a custom organizer on the inside of your cabinet door. Clothespins, magnets and hooks on decorative paper will corral all of your bills, photos and gift certificates in one place.

8. DIY wine rack

For a cheap wine storage solution, make this DIY wine rack out of wood and bolts. A vertical wall wine rack will keep your bottles neatly stored, easily displayed and out of the way!

9. Rolling kitchen carts

If your tiny kitchen is lacking in countertop space, create your own place for chopping and stirring by adding a kitchen cart.

10. Glass jars attached to shelves

When you’re looking for extra storage areas, consider attaching jar lids under your cabinet shelves for a creative use of space.


A lot of the kitchens we feature on this site are dramatic and beautiful and well, huge. So today we’ve rounded up a selection of kitchens that are on the smaller side (some on the really small side) to inspire those of you who want a beautiful room for cooking, but don’t have infinite space.

  1. A sloped ceiling makes this small kitchen, in a Swedish apartment spotted on Decor Demon, especially sweet.
  2. A brick wall gives this little kitchen from Loving It a little extra character.
  3. A small, streamlined kitchen in a Swedish apartment from The Style Files.
  4. A lovely little kitchen from Estilos Deco.
  5. Tall ceilings make this kitchen (spotted on SF Girl by Bay) feel much more spacious.
  6. A little kitchen from House and Hold.
  7. A high-contrast small kitchen from Fantastic Frank.
  8. A sunny small kitchen from The Everygirl.
  9. From The Style Files, a German kitchen that’s small but beautifully bright.