Your kitchen is the heart of your home. But if you’re working with a small, oddly-shaped one, then it can also be a place of stress. A full kitchen remodel is the obvious solution, but that may not be in the cards for you (for now, at least). But luckily, we’ve rounded up tons of small kitchen ideas to help you maximize whatever space you do have, no matter your budget or timeline.
Here, you’ll find tons of smart designs, decorating hacks, storage solutions and organization tips to bring a sense of order to your kitchen, whether you prefer a rustic, modern or traditional aesthetic. Some, like monochromatic paint jobs and perfectly placed backsplash tiles, simply create an illusion, making your small kitchen appear bigger than it really is. Others actually give you more space to work with, thanks to custom built-ins and floating shelves. As you map out your new(ish) kitchen, you’ll be challenged to think high and low, taking advantage of underutilized drawers, dead space between cabinets or blank walls. The final result: a dreamy yet incredibly functional kitchen.