10 Modern Kitchen Ideas for Small Spaces

It can be hard to fit a kitchen into a small space. Especially when you want a normal kitchen you can cook in, not just a fridge for leftover take out.

It is possible to fit a kitchen into a small space. It does take some creativity and you want to maximise every inch you have but it possible.

In fact, all these modern kitchens that I’m about to show you didn’t have a lot of space. Yet each one found ways to incorporate storage and made it unique.

This is a very cool kitchen. It modern without only being white. They have storage without making everything cabinets. And they also incorporate some art into the kitchen.

Ways to get this look.

Set up your breakfast bar at counter height. This gives you a great spot to eat and it could also double as extra counter space.

Add storage up high. They extended their cupboards to the ceiling. And even add some more above the breakfast bar. They have lots of storage but it doesn’t get in your way

Hang art. This might not be something you thought of doing in your kitchen but if you have a bank wall hang up some art. It injects of bit of your personality and it helps finish the room.

This is a tiny kitchen yet they manage to incorporate all the comforts of home. While still feeling bright and airy

Ways to get this look.

Keep the color pallete simple. This kitchen has white walls, white cupboards and light countertop and floors. This helps brighten the space. It also keeps prevents things from getting too busy.

Put your appliances besides each other. They put the stove and the fridge beside each other. This makes the most out of the space they have and eliminates any awkward pieces of counter space.

Add a window if possible. This kitchen has a lot of storage both upper and lower cabinets. Adding the window really brightens up the place.

This kitchen has a very calm casual vibe to it. Which I really like. It’s the whole simple and effortless look.

Ways to get this look.

Use shelves instead of cupboards. They both add storage but shelves add storage while keeping things open.

White cabinets and white walls. This helps the cabinets to fade into the background. And brighten ups the space.

Shelve your microwave. Putting your microwave up on a shelf frees up counter space while still keeping the microwave nearby.

Another white kitchen but this one has a more rustic vibe. Which has everything to do with the wood ceiling.

Ways to get this look.

Put wood on your ceiling. Especially if you have a high ceiling putting wood on the ceiling helps warm things up while also drawing your eye upwards.

Put storage on the other side. This can help eliminate those dreadful corner cupboards. And stop you from wasting space.

Move your stove around. Most people don’t put their stove on the peninsula but why not? It can help free up counter space and if you’re entertaining you can look at your guests rather then away from them.

A modern kitchen with lots of storage. They really thought things through and made the most of every inch.

Ways to get this look.

Keep your cabinets simple and bright. Their white glossy cabinets reflect the light. Which stops them from overwhelming the room.

Incorporate storage everywhere possible. They have a knife rack above the stove. Cutting boards leaning against the wall. There are jars on their counters. They took every storage opportunity they had.

This is basically my dream kitchen. It has some wonderful light. And it’s simple with interesting elements.

Ways to get this look.

No handles. This kitchen is very simple and big part of what makes it seem so simple and calm is the lack of handles and pulls on all the cabinets.

Add windows whenever possible. A big part of what makes this kitchen great is the natural light it’s getting from the window. Even though the window is in an awkward spot they made it work.

Add shelves. Especially when you have a wall of cabinets shelves can be a way to add storage without taking up too much space. They put their shelves on the window wall adding some storage without blocking the light.

This kitchen seems a lot more realistic to me then some of the other options. It a narrow galley kitchen without anything super fancy.

Ways to get this look.

Get the fridge of the way. Fridges can be big and hard to fit in your kitchen. By putting it on the other side of the room then the counter they maximise cabinets and counter space.

Add upper cabinets above table. They add a big cabinet above their little table. This is a good way to add some extra storage space.

This is another nice bright kitchen that full of storage.

Ways to get this look.

Hide your fridge. It looks like in this case they panel their fridge but even covering or matching the colour of your fridge to your cabinets can help it to disappear into the background.

Break up your storage. Just all cabinets can quickly become boring and industrial. In this kitchen, the cabinets are broken up by shelves and pretty storage containers. Providing the storage you need with the look you deserve.

This is a very modern kitchen without being all white. So perfect for those who don’t have a spotlessly clean house.

Ways to get this look.

Put the breakfast bar in front of the window. It can be hard to add storage to walls that have windows. Plus you get to look outside when eating which is also great.

Say no to white. Instead of making everything white like usual why don’t you switch things up a little with a light colour wood like this kitchen. Still modern but not so white.

One last modern kitchen. It looks great while also providing a lot of storage.

Ways to get this look.

Don’t put handles on your cabinets. They add a lot of visual clutter and don’t always look the best. Keep them off for a sleeker look.

White glossy cabinets can seem like a cliche but it works. This kitchen is packed with storage and looks great which a large part is due to those white glossy kitchen cabinets.

Hopefully, this helps inspire your kitchen and ways you can add storage while modernizing it. You certainly don’t have sacrifice your storage to get your style.

Have fun planning your kitchen improvements.