Best Small Kitchen Ideas for Apartment Living

best small kitchen ideas for apartments
best small kitchen ideas for apartments

Kitchens are my favorite part of the home and arguably the most important room in the house. We spend most of our time in the kitchen cooking meals, drinking wine, cleaning, or just having good ole’ conversations. Apartment living is super common, so it’s only right that we discuss the best small kitchen ideas for apartments.

We all have an idea of what our dream kitchens look like, but let’s face it. A LOT of us live in apartments and don’t have the luxury of a huge kitchen space yet. Regardless of if you live in an apartment by choice or because it’s convenient for you right now, we can all agree the small apartment-sized kitchens just aren’t talked about enough.

I’m here to tell you there are some amazingly cute, tiny kitchen designs out there ranging from modern to traditional.

Small kitchens with equal amounts of character and cleanliness as spacious expensive kitchens aren’t recognized enough – especially since tiny kitchens are very common in big cities. These kitchens might be small, but they do not lack in aesthetic and charm. My personal favorites are farmhouse and rustic style.

Small Kitchen Ideas for Apartments

This minimalist and earthy design restores freshness to the kitchen with pops of green among the neutral hues.

Glossy and elegant, this kitchen includes a dishwasher, oven, stove, fridge, cabinets, and kitchen lights conveniently all in one corner.

This kitchen is almost integrated with the nature outside and brings in tons of natural light perfect for a day of cooking.

This wooden space leaves ample room to store kitchen supplies, plates, and china and includes an induction stove as a modern twist on an old-fashioned look.
If you like having a specific place for everything, this fantasy, not-quite-vintage, not-quite-modern kitchen makes sure you can find whatever you need in a second.
This kitchen corner is simple, nostalgic, and unique with its periwinkle color while nailing down minimalist principles and reminding us of home.

How to Find the Right Kitchen for You

You can have a desirable kitchen living in an apartment or tiny space. You just have to take the time to find what you’re looking for and make the most of the space based on your tastes. Is your style modern and renovated or traditional and classic? Another element most people don’t think about is adding wall art to your kitchen space. Don’t be afraid to spice up your kitchen wall.

Websites like or allow you to narrow your search criteria. It’s also a good idea to decide on your rent budget, because the more you pay the more “updated” your kitchen cabinets and appliances will be. The right rent range depends on your city and the average prices for apartments in that specific neighborhood.

Most renovated apartments these days either have dark wood or white-colored cabinets. If you want more character than the standard modern kitchen-look, consider renting a home or duplex. This is where you’ll see custom cabinetry and open shelving.

(All images were found on Pinterest)

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