I know that from these pictures it does not really seem like our house has an especially tiny kitchen, but man was it challenging to try to figure out this layout. The actual dedicated kitchen area is only about 12 feet by 6 feet which is not large when you compare it to most of the rooms you see in galleries on here. So, with that being said, I thought it would be best to take small kitchen design concepts and utilize them here to use the space we have most efficiently. We kept the color palette very simple and streamlined (not to mention very light) so that the room would not feel overwhelmed by bold dark cabinets. Also, based on some of the trendier tiny kitchen ideas that I looked at, we added a very nation island with just enough counter space to be useful but not so large that it dwarfs the room.
Sometimes I find the tiny kitchen remodel projects to be the most fun because they require much more creativity and careful planning than some of the monster home renovation jobs that I undertake. This down town condo was one of my favorite tiny kitchen design projects because the open concept layout required me to be strategic with how I played out both the kitchen and the living room so that they would feel dedicated but that everything still flowed together nicely. Even more, the client really wanted me to stick with ultra trendy small kitchen ideas 2020 like two-toned grey cabinetry, quartz countertops, high end chrome and glass light fixtures. This entire look may not stand the test of time as far as style relevancy, but it sure does look contemporary and impressive right now.
In the past all I had available to decorate was a tiny kitchen so it is so thrilling to be working with so much more square footage in our new home. Since we are in a completely different situation than we used to be I have been looking through ever kitchen design gallery I can find trying to pinpoint the exact look I want for the main living areas of the house. After a lot of research, I think that I have finally settled on a similar style to what is in these photos. I have always been a huge fan of an all white monochromatic look (probably because I am used to trying to make small spaces look larger). The main thing that I would want to do differently here than in the typical small kitchen remodel that I am used to, is actually incorporate a darker ceiling accent.
I know that this is not a tiny kitchen by any means but I really wanted to try to replicate the look and layout in our much smaller space. Honestly, I am really not a huge fan of any of the small kitchen layouts that I have seen in galleries on here so I figured that I would try to get creative and modify one of the designs that I found in the regular galleries. The reason that I think that this may actually work okay as a kitchen design for small space is that, with it being essentially only two walls of cabinets you could shrink the length and make it work within our walls and square footage.
When we first purchased this mountain cabin outside of Asheville, I really was not sure what to think about this tiny kitchen island right behind the stove. On the one hand I definitely thought it would be a nuisance and get in the way of the natural traffic flow, and on the other hand I thought that a small kitchen island may be nice as a prep space. Well, for anybody on here that is on the fence about adding a feature like this to their home, let me be the first (or maybe second) to encourage you to do this. Whether you have a huge floor plan or limited space, kitchen island designs like this are such and awesome addition because it provides a little bit of extra storage, a nice clear surface for food prep, and it just looks really nice as well.
Although we have far from a tiny kitchen, I do think that it is smaller than most and it certainly is giving me trouble trying to figure out how the heck to decorate it appropriately. It can be hard moving into a new house because you didn't build it or decorate it so, more often than not, there are going to be things about it that you just don't like. For me, the main item on that list are these rustic kitchen cabinets that, in my opinion, are a complete eye sore. I get the rustic mountain vibe that they were going for when the built the space, but it is certainly not my go to as far as the style I like for my home. Purchasing this home definitely stretched our budget, so I am looking for some small kitchen remodel ideas that we could use to revamp the space without spending a ton of money.