Making the Most of a Small Kitchen : My Workspace





Introduction: Making the Most of a Small Kitchen : My Workspace

The kitchen is the heart of your home - it is where family gathers to share their day, to enjoy good food together, and to feel at home. I have always felt at home in the kitchen, so when I moved into my current house with its rather small kitchen, I knew that I had to do some magic to make it work for me. 

I had rather specific needs when renovating my kitchen, as I am a professional chef by day, so I like my space to be functional and cater to my needs. Given the lack of space, everything that went into the space needed to have at least 2 or 3 functions. Also, I have a lot of tools and gadget(all carefully chosen) so there had to be plenty of storage space. 

This is the result of the renovation. There are no doors on the cabinets yet, but they are coming, and having left them open for several year has encourage me to install glass doors on the center cabinets, to show off my dishes.



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    I think the entire setup is amazing! I am really impressed at all the confined spaces that you have fully made use of especially the cabinet doors and the sides of the table. I guess I really need to explore all the hidden spaces of the kitchen to create storage by maximizing the slightest amount of space I can find. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I'm going to borrow some of your outstanding ideas. Wow! Impressive! Thank you.

    Absolutely amazing! Lots of good ideas for optimizing space.

    Thank you! I've been enjoying my small space for a few years now, and I continue to find it just as functional!


    My compliments on your very creative use of space. You have more room than I do, but I came away with some great ideas. I LOVE Ikea and I've taken a great many tips from Intructables and ikeahackers (a site I recommend BTW)
    And now, as suggested by drbill, I will check out

    Nice Ideas... The butcher block counter top is my favorite idea for saving space.. thank you so much skyisblu!


    Nice work,
    I have a small kitchen too.
    Now I can maximize the space in my kitchen.
    Thanks for the article.

    Amazing space saver.... WOW!!!
    My Kitchen is 3 times bigger but I cannot fix half of things you have... OMG!!!

    I rushed to this INSTRUCTABLE as my kitchen is tiny. Good use of spaces but you could fit 6 of my kitchens into the space you have! I kid you not! Mine is in a small cottage and is just a little bigger than some caravan kitchens, although not as practical as caravan kitchens have cever shelves and cupboards designed for a tiny space... A very tiny kitchen is a shocking challenge; your table alone would cover half my kitchen footprint. Does anyone have any ideas for a teeny teeny space like that? BUT I enjoyed your Instructable anyhow.