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How To Style A Small Kitchen

How To Style A Small Kitchen

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Designing for a small space doesn't need to be overwhelming! When it comes to your kitchen, you want to be able to get the best out of your space while keeping it enjoyable for you. There are plenty of design ideas that you can implement into your kitchen that might even make it feel bigger than before.

Rustic Kitchen and Bath has items for you that will fit into the size kitchen and give you some creative freedom in the process. With that being said, let's dive into designs to transform your home.

1. Sloped Ceilings? Use It To Your Advantage!

Using the angles of your sloped ceiling to your advantage is an easy trick when making the most out of the space you have in your kitchen. If you have a ladder, there is nothing wrong with climbing up and adding some design pieces to the top of your cabinets. This will allow you to use more space while adding some decor to style your kitchen.



2. Use an Open Wall For a Gallery Wall

Adding an end wall into something that will transform the design of your kitchen while adding practicality, then a gallery wall is for you. Some ideas for this wall can include hanging your favorite coffee mugs, china plates, and even kitchen utensils. The ease of this wall will allow you to move around your kitchen while creating more space for other things.


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3. Move Your Cooktop or Range

Traditionally, the oven and stove are underneath the longest length of kitchen cabinets but if you are short for space change it up! You can transform your space by adding these appliances to a smaller area so it is contained within the space and allows you to use the other space for meal prep and other cooking needs. If you are wanting to add a range hood, your options open up. The smaller space allows you to use the space above only taking up a small portion of your wall space.

ZLINE Kitchen Range

4. Use One Wall for Your Whole Kitchen

A long wall can be a perfect home for your kitchen. If you are cramped for space this can be a great alternative. You can use open shelving and add some of your basic kitchen accessories to double as decor. Stacking your cutting boards or using a magnetic knife block is a perfect addition to this wall kitchen. Although you might not have too much room for appliances, cooktops and microwave drawers can fit perfectly in small spaces.

Wall kitchen

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5. Make Your Floor POP

filling your floor with a fun, lively design can make a big difference. Fun designs can make your kitchen feel more alive and open. With the small space, you don't have to worry about it being too busy. Plus, since you have a smaller space you will not have to pay as much for the floor saving your money, and will end up looking great!

Kitchen Tile

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6. Open Shelves Are the Way to Go

You can optimize your space by switching your crammed cupboards for beautiful open shelving. Corner cabinets are also a great start to transform. Removing corner cabinets and adding in corner shelves will allow you to use your space more efficiently while it is aesthetically appealing. This gives you the opportunity to show off your favorite kitchen items.


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7. Bright Open Colors

Just the colors of your walls and cabinets can change your entire kitchen. Adding in light and airy colors will open up the space and add more natural light. When you use dark colors you can close your space up fast. If you do want to use darker colors, look at painting an accent wall. Using balanced colors will make you feel better and more excited to be in the kitchen.

Blue Kitchen

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8. Island Makeover

If your space is a little bigger and you have some room to play, a creative island is a great add-on. A kitchen cart or even a narrow bookshelf can make a great kitchen island and note it doesn't have to match your cabinets to look great. The openness will add more storage without taking too much work.

Kitchen Island

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9. Backsplashes Can Change the Game

Adding a tile backsplash can add some dimension and character to your small kitchen. By choosing tiles that have different color values and varying patterns, you can spice up your space and make it more appealing to the eye. Who wouldn't want their kitchen the highlight of their home?

Kitchen Backsplash

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10. Make It Yours

With the rise of social media and visuals constantly out there it can feel overwhelming to design the 'perfect' kitchen. But remember, it is your kitchen. Put the things that work best for your home and your lifestyle and add the colors and accents you want. When you make your home to fit your needs and likes you will have an overwhelming positive energy every time you walk in the door.

Rustic Kitchen and Bath is here to help you make your kitchen the kitchen you have always dreamed of no matter the size.

But if you are more on the smaller size, these appliances will be great additions to your space.


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ZLINE 24" Professional Dual Fuel Range with Color Door Options (RA24)

Experience Attainable Luxury® with the ZLINE 24" Dual Fuel Professional Range. Combining both professional aesthetics and functionality, this range provides the ultimate luxury experience for a fraction of the cost. Enjoy an ultra-deep oven capacity with a three-layered insulated glass oven for efficient cooking every use. With upgraded premium features such as SmoothSlide ball-bearing oven racks, dual lighting, and adjustable legs, this range is certain to wow both the chef and guests alike.

Kitchen Range

ZLINE 30" Induction Cooktop with 4 burners (RCIND-30)

ZLINE’s RCIND Induction Cooktop Series blends consistent precision and speed with its innovative technology and sleek, SCHOTT CERAN® glass surface imported from Germany. Achieve incredibly fast heat and a quick boil with induction technology that heats 50% faster than comparable cooktops. The LED-lit touch display and glossy, glass surface both come together to create an effortless clean while maintaining a contemporary, high-end aesthetic.

Kitchen Cooktop

ZLINE Convertible Vent Wall Mount Range Hood in Stainless Steel (KB)

This hood's high-performance, 400 CFM 4-speed motor will provide all the power you need to quietly and efficiently ventilate your stove while cooking. With its classic 430 grade stainless steel, this range hood contains rust, temperature, and corrosion-resistant properties to ensure a durable vent hood that will last for years to come. Enjoy modern features, including built-in LED lighting for an illuminated culinary experience and dishwasher-safe stainless steel baffle filters for easy clean-up.

Kitchen Range Hood

ZLINE 24" 1.2 cu. ft. Built-in Microwave Drawer (MWD-1)

Seamlessly integrate this cooking essential to perfectly fit into your kitchen design with installation flexibility. The under-counter built-in installation provides a clutter-free countertop and a sleek, modern look. Enjoy an easily-accessible LCD button display and an effortless open and close operation.

Kitchen Microwave Drawer

Rustic Kitchen and Bath wants to be there for every size of kitchen you have. Visit our website to see our entire collection of kitchen appliances ranging from 24" to 60" and in over 7 color options. Want more inspiration? Check out our social media to help design your space.

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