Big Room, Tiny Space: 6 Kitchens That Boast Creative Design

No matter what size, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. Case in point: Here are six ingenious spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet highly functional.

Above: A compact kitchen tucked under a stairwell in the Broome Street loft project by Loading Dock 5 Architecture in New York. Photo by Sophie Munro.

Above: This galley kitchen in London by Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi features walls of framed photographs and kitchen implements either hung from hooks or mounted directly on the wall for quick access.

Above: Brooklyn design firm Workstead integrated a tiny kitchen corner into the living area of this small, one-bedroom apartment; originally seen in Dwell.

Above: A tiny kitchen in a revamped carriage house in Oakland by SF architect Christi Azevedo.

Above: A kitchen in the Studiomama Beach Chalet located on the coast of England.

Above: Originally seen in the New York Times, this tiny cottage kitchen is located in Helsinki; photo by Andreas Meichsner.

If you’re looking for more kitchen ideas and inspiration, visit Remodelista’s Room Gallery to browse more than 1000 images of kitchens in houses, restaurants, and apartments.


Jake B.
Past Member 2 years ago

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Jake B.
Past Member 2 years ago

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Dale O.

The one at the bottom looks somewhat inviting with a lot of window space to see the greenery outside.

I prefer a more warm looking kitchen with pine wood walls, some of these look a bit cold and clinical.

Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago

my kitchen is, sadly, cluttered atm

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey5 years ago

Where is the refrigerator in these photos?