By Rosanna Schiavone. Kitchen. At Friday, August 03rd 2018, 22:38:12 PM.
Every inch counts when making the most of a small kitchen. Transform your small kitchen into a super efficient place to gather without sacrificing style or functionality. Check out some of our favorite small-kitchen ideas and makeovers, find design ideas, and get tips from our expert designers on how to fit your dream kitchen into the space you already have. Space constraints allow you to unlock your design creativity and focus on your essential needs. If your kitchen is on the small side, make it feel more spacious and inviting with a few space-expanding tricks. Look to cozy decor and plentiful storage to blend style and function with ease. Open shelves, pullout storage, and well-designed cabinets provide easy access to items while cooking, prepping, and cleaning up. An efficient layout and work triangle can also help your small kitchen live larger than its footprint. Find out how to customize your space with our photos of small kitchens, projects, and inspirational ideas.
You won't have to sacrifice modern-day efficiency to gain retro flair. Refrigerators and ranges are available with vintage curves, fun nostalgic colors, and retro hardware. If you'd rather your appliances blend in with surroundings, a stainless-steel range remains a classic, while your refrigerator and dishwasher can disappear behind door panels that match cabinetry.
Homeowners are doing more than just remembering the happy days; they're re-creating them in their kitchens with retro styles from the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Take a look at retro kitchen trends making a big comeback, and discover easy ways to bring them into your home. The right choices for your kitchen floors and countertops can help you create a retro look. For floors, consider authentic linoleum (an all-natural material) in nostalgic patterns, such as mod "atomic" patterns, colorful speckles, and earth-tone brick. For a retro diner look, a checkerboard pattern of black-and-white or red-and-cream tiles remain a classic. And hardwood floors (or less expensive wood-look laminate planks) are a timeless choice that suits every era.