Cozy & Compact: Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

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If you’re searching for kitchen design ideas but don’t have a lot of square footage to work with, you’ve come to the right place. While you might not have room for a massive dining room table, you can still incorporate fresh style and fun pieces in a design that works for you.

Here are five tips to help solve your small kitchen conundrum.

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Tiny footprints

Furniture with a small footprint can make a big difference. Besides the obvious — it takes up less space — it can also offer a visual cue that evokes airiness.

For example, this three-piece pub set, easily repurposed from the game room, offers a slim profile without sacrificing comfort. The table’s narrow pedestal base and the stools’ thin, tapered legs suggest a more nimble, lightweight appearance than a bulky table weighed down with heavy, thick block legs.

Bar stools are a great option for cozy confines. Homemakers boasts the largest selection around, spanning a wide range of styles and designs. We especially love the Alfresco bar collection from Chintaly, which combines vibrant colors and galvanized steel frames in a convenient stackable design.

Drop leaves

Drop leaves offer additional space when you need it and a slimmer profile when you don’t. With the leaves down, Ashley’s Stuman and Berringer tables go flush against the wall with ease.

In a similar fashion, Intercon’s Siena collection features a three-piece dining set with a flip-top table that folds in half to conserve space.


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Storage bases

 Kitchen storage is key. No matter what size you are working with, one of the best things you can do to make an impact is to cut down on clutter.

Incorporating a table with a storage base is one of the easiest ways to increase your storage area. Bases like these take many forms, from fixed shelves to built-in cupboards.

A kitchen island stand-in

 Have you always wanted a kitchen island but lacked the space for it? Consider a kitchen cart instead. Options like the Crestview wine rack cart and the Coast to Coast bar trolley offer large work surfaces, generous storage, convenient mobility and eye-catching designs that add personality to your space.

For additional storage, the Townsend tray shelf is a great option. It offers vintage-inspired charm with a metal frame and wood tray shelves.


The perfect accessory can go a long way in freshening up your space. If you’re looking for inspiration, stop by the Homemakers Marketplace, where our spring showcase is in full swing. With a farmer’s market theme, there are plenty of options to add a little bucolic allure to your home.

What organization or design obstacles have you overcome in your own kitchen, and how’d you do it? Let us know!

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