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Small Kitchen Design Ideas

Woolahara Terrace Transformation
Woolahara Terrace Transformation
Minosa | Design Life Better
The hidden kitchen, patio connected deck. Herringbone flooring white on white
Inspiration for a small transitional galley separate kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble benchtops, dark hardwood floors, with island and white benchtop.
Dot's House: Kitchen
Dot's House: Kitchen
Atlas Architects
This is an example of a small contemporary u-shaped open plan kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, recessed-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, concrete benchtops, white splashback, stone slab splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, no island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Ashlar Surry Hills Apartment
Ashlar Surry Hills Apartment
3 Marks of Existence
N/A
Inspiration for a small contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, light wood cabinets, marble benchtops, multi-coloured splashback, marble splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor, flat-panel cabinets and multi-coloured benchtop.
Synergy Premier Twin Option 5 - Warwick Farm Experience Centre
Synergy Premier Twin Option 5 - Warwick Farm Experience Centre
Masterton
Sydney Premier Twin Option 5 - Granny Flat kitchen
Small transitional u-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, white cabinets, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, no island, white floor, white benchtop and raised-panel cabinets.
Mooloolaba Beach Retreat
Mooloolaba Beach Retreat
Michiru Higginbotham
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.
This is an example of a small beach style kitchen in Sunshine Coast.
His and Her House
His and Her House
FMD Architects
The house supports the clients’ new, shared life with a contemporary design tailored for accessibility & multigenerational living to futureproof the house. Living zones are connected via ramps internally and externally for universal access, to see the couple into their senior years. The transitional space between living and sleeping is optimized for storage and display. Joinery lines the length of the wall, with a refined palette of timber and tiles, providing a layered backdrop for the couples’ combined landscape of artwork, furniture, plants and books.
Kitchen Renovation
Kitchen Renovation
Verto Kitchens & Bathrooms
Small modern u-shaped kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, glass sheet splashback, orange floor and grey benchtop.
Cremorne Point
Cremorne Point
S.T.UDIO SALLY TAYLOR
Custom Kitchen
Small transitional u-shaped separate kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors, no island, brown floor and white benchtop.
PADDINGTON Apartment
PADDINGTON Apartment
STUDIO OSCAR LEA.
Inspiration for a small contemporary u-shaped separate kitchen in Sydney with a drop-in sink, light wood cabinets, white splashback, mosaic tile splashback, black appliances, cement tiles, no island, grey floor, white benchtop and flat-panel cabinets.
Holiday Home
Holiday Home
Impala Kitchens and Bathrooms
DESIGN BRIEF “A family home to be lived in not just looked at” placed functionality as main priority in the extensive renovation of this coastal holiday home. Existing layout featured: – Inadequate bench space in the cooking zone – An impractical and overly large walk in pantry – Torturous angles in the design of the house made work zones cramped with a frenetic aesthetic at odds with the linear skylights creating disharmony and an unbalanced feel to the entire space. – Unappealing seating zones, not utilising the amazing view or north face space WISH LIST – Comfortable retreat for two people and extend family, with space for multiple cooks to work in the kitchen together or to a functional work zone for a couple. DESIGN SOLUTION – Removal of awkward angle walls creating more space for a larger kitchen – External angles which couldn’t be modified are hidden, creating a rational, serene space where the skylights run parallel to walls and fittings. NEW KITCHEN FEATURES – A highly functional layout with well-defined and spacious cooking, preparing and storage zones. – Generous bench space around cooktop and sink provide great workability in a small space – An inviting island bench for relaxing, working and entertaining for one or many cooks – A light filled interior with ocean views from several vantage points in the kitchen – An appliance/pantry with sliding for easy access to plentiful storage and hidden appliance use to keep the kitchen streamlined and easy to keep tidy. – A light filled interior with ocean views from several vantage points in the kitchen – Refined aesthetics which welcomes, relax and allows for individuality with warm timber open shelves curate collections that make the space feel like it’s a home always on holidays.
Minimalist White and Timber Contemporary Kitchen
Minimalist White and Timber Contemporary Kitchen
Transform-A-Space
A light and bright minimalist design featuring two-pack painted cabinetry to match the clients freshly painted walls, subway tile stack-style, and feature timber components bring warmth into the space. 20mm Caesarstone 'Ocean Foam' benchtops in a polished finish help to reflect overhead light. A small kitchen packed with functionality.
Elsternwick Apartment
Elsternwick Apartment
Jasmine McClelland Design
Inspiration for a small contemporary u-shaped eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, beige splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, brown floor, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets, medium hardwood floors and a peninsula.
Rolling Ladder House
Rolling Ladder House
Light House Architecture & Science
This is an example of a small contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, wood benchtops, orange splashback, porcelain splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, with island and grey floor.
East Malvern Apartment
East Malvern Apartment
Peter Schaad Design Studio
Inspiration for a small contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, black appliances, no island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Allan House
Allan House
AD DESIGN DEVELOP
Small scandinavian l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, white splashback, metal splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, no island, brown floor, brown benchtop and vaulted.
Darlington Warehouse Conversion
Darlington Warehouse Conversion
McGarry Constructions Pty Limited
This is an example of a small industrial u-shaped eat-in kitchen in Sydney with a drop-in sink, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, a peninsula and black benchtop.
Newcastle, 2300- Industrial Style
Newcastle, 2300- Industrial Style
Vista Kitchens Newcastle

Small contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Newcastle - Maitland with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel benchtops, white splashback, mosaic tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Harbourside Chic
Harbourside Chic
Xclusiv Built Projects
kitchen dreams, bronze mirror cupboards to reflect views of the of the water front. Marble dining table and splash-back, Corian to whole island and benchtop. Natural timber veneer to kitchen drawers and doors.
Perfect Storm
Perfect Storm
Matt Woods Design
Loft Apartment
Small modern kitchen in Sydney with concrete floors and grey floor.
Winter Street Townhouse
Winter Street Townhouse
Charles Maccora Design
Small contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Geelong with an undermount sink, light wood cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, engineered quartz splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.

Looking for inspiration for your kitchen renovation, but your space is on the small side? Don’t let a tiny space discourage you from finding design excellence. You’ll find all the inspiration you need to make your project a success here in the Houzz image gallery!

Making a small kitchen work hard

From layout to appliances, when everything needs to fit into a tight space, you want your kitchen to work extra hard while looking fabulous at the same time. When it’s all about maximising the little space you have there’ll invariably be a lot of questions. How are you going to store and organise all your stuff? Are open shelves better than cabinets? Which tiles and colours will help make the space look bigger? Can you fit in an island? And where the hell are you supposed to put your bin? You may even want the room to have a double-purpose, like fit in a dining area, laundry or other appliances. It can be overwhelming, but here’s how to get started:

Know what you want and need

Before looking at images, you need to know your space and what is realistically achievable. Looking at spaces you won’t be able to afford, or appliances that won’t fit into your space will only leave you frustrated. So be clear on that and use the filters above to refine your selection. You’re already looking at small kitchen designs, but you can refine further and set the right filters for you. You can look at small kitchens on a budget or modern small kitchens, and eventually you can even drill down look at designs in your specific area, like Melbourne, to see work from professionals near you - and hire them for your project.

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Once you’ve set your filters, browse the photos and collect your favourites in an ideabook. You can share your collection with your architect or interior designer later and give them a visual brief of what you want - you’ll see that showing pictures is so much easier than trying to explain in words! You and your designer will also be able to collaborate and leave comments, so ideabooks can be a great tool in bringing your dreams to life.

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