Beautiful Small Kitchens

We often say that the hub of the home or the heart of the home is the kitchen. It's a place to gather, cook, eat, laugh, do homework, pay bills, share memories. When space is limited, it takes smart planning and organization to make the most of the space you have.

In this kitchen earth tones and furniture-style molding warm this slender galley-style space.

A palette of blue and airy whites gives this cozy kitchen a fresh, country-chic look. Painted cabinets with a mix of open shelves and glass-front doors. A vintage-looking apron sink with bridge-style faucet blends modern stainless-steel stove, vent hood, and dishwasher. This blue-and-white is warmed with coral accents.

Clean white molding against crisp black granite countertops keeps things looking fresh plus the white contemporary light fixtures .

This island serves as a dining table, homework area and casual hangout spot. Built-in features like the shelving and a recessed range save space.

Neutrals and Calacatta marble countertops give this galley kitchen a glamorous edge. This is a kitchen that is classic, timeless and practical. Cabinets run to the ceiling for maximum storage and elegant crown molding stand out against a taupe-toned ceiling. "When you go dark on the ceiling, the molding pops." says designer Gerald Pomeroy.

This kitchen opens up to the living space to promote a casual and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen's work area has views of the rest of the home so you feel like you are part of the festivities while being the chef.

This kitchen doubles as a dining room to save space and keeps the clean-up simple. Everyone loves an eat-in kitchen.

Which one is your favorite?

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