When you have a small kitchen, designing it to entertain can be challenging. There are ways to organize and decorate your kitchen to give it the appearance of more room. Start by using smaller more compact appliances that give the space more room. Smaller appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and garbage disposals are compact and save space. Build an island in the center of the kitchen that can be used to prepare meals, for storage, and as a table. Create more space with tables and benches against the wall or a counter with chairs that can be used for meals. Use lighting to make the small kitchen appear larger. Open shelving stores dishes and pots and pans creating more space. Replace solid cabinets with glass fronts and organize dishes and glassware inside. Glass panels allow more light in the kitchen. Reduce the amount of dishware, pots, pans, and flatware used to fit the smaller space. Use high gloss colors that give the space a roomier look. Leave the hardware off the cabinets to give it a more streamlined look. For entertaining, add a rolling bar cart filled withMonin Clean Label syrups for mocktails and ice cream sundaes. The cart can create more space to store items from the kitchen and help with mobile entertaining. Backless stools will save some space in the kitchen. Choose a color that matches the island or table you have. Hang pots and pans on the wall using an industrial style pot rack. Use dark colors for cabinets black or navy blue. These colors actually make kitchen space look larger. A tall table works well in limited space. Tuck appliances, like coffee makers and toasters, in cabinets or appliance garages. A moveable kitchen bar can add space along the entrance of the kitchen or wall and be easily moved when needed. Ways to save space in small kitchens in apartments and homes is to pay attention to wall space, ceiling space, and cabinets. Open shelving, pot racks, and magnetic knife racks create more room. More Ideas For Small Kitchen Spaces Add an LED light strip to shelves and under cabinets to create more light. Use energy-efficient lights that last longer. Replace outdated light fixtures with smaller more energy-efficient models. Add a mirror to the wall or backsplash that reflects light. Use rollout kitchen cabinets or tables and drop-down, wall-mounted tables, and cutting boards to save space. Create a breakfast nook with limited space; a thin table with chairs and shelves over the table creates plenty of room. Hang some colorful artwork or graphic design work on the wall and put a colorful rug on the kitchen floor. For a small space, add a cooktop to your countertop. This saves space and you can cook and prepare meals. Magnetic spice boxes can be placed on the side of the refrigerator. Small Appliance For Small Kitchens Due to the fact that consumers are building smaller homes and often rent small apartments, more appliances come in small sizes, free-standing and built-in. They are being used in homes, apartments, RVs and guest rooms. These appliances use less energy than larger models. They are available in 18-24 inch width. One manufacturer has a microwave that can be put over the oven with a hidden vent. There is a 24-inch washer and dryer combo for small spaces. They are made of stainless steel, have bright colors, and offer a variety of features. Cooktops save space for cooking and are available in gas, electric, and induction. Compact refrigerators are slim to fit small spaces and often come in a variety of colors. They can be right or left-hinged to fit your kitchen design. They actually have dishwasher drawers for those that have over cramped kitchens that wash dishes. Some dishwashers come in an 18-inch size with all the features of the larger models. In a compact space with counters, a cube microwave is small and saves space. It can be put on a cart or even on top of the fridge. Small ovens help the consumer in small kitchens save space. Today, there are many choices for small kitchens when choosing a small appliance. Thanks to Monin for collaborating!