30 small kitchen ideas: design tips for compact culinary spaces

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Even tiny kitchen ideas can ooze style and sophistication (Image credit: Nigel Hunt/Neptune)

If you're concerned that a small kitchen simply won't give you the storage, cooking or entertaining space you need, we're here to prove otherwise. 

With our menu of tiny kitchen ideas ranging from how your space functions to finishing details for an extra dose of flair, you'll soon realise that skimping on size doesn't mean choosing a smaller portion of style.

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Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson is a renowned Yorkshire-based interior designer and past contestant in BBC2’s reality competition series, Interior Design Masters. Her core belief is that good design should make you feel joyful, inspired & safe.

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Marlena Kaminska

Marlena is a dynamic digital designer with a background in interior design. In her role, Marlena merges her interior design expertise with her digital design prowess to bring innovation and style to the world of lighting.

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Ian Palmer-Smith

Ian Palmer-Smith is the Heating and Home Emergency Service Director at Domestic & General. He has a wealth of knowledge on all things appliances & maintenance.

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Mike Whitfield

Mike Whitfield is an interiors expert and Head of Sales at Lusso. With over 10 years of experience in the luxury homeware sector, and nearly 20 years of experience in e-commerce and online sales, Mike possesses a great eye for interior design and stays up-to-date with the latest trends.

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Tom Howley

In 2004, Tom Howley set up his eponymous luxury kitchen company which designs, manufactures, and installs exquisite bespoke kitchens, all made in England. Each entirely unique kitchen is designed around the lifestyle of a client, with their choice of styles, materials, colours, and appliances, creating practical solutions in aesthetically beautiful rooms. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.