Compact Kitchens

Feeling like your kitchen just isn’t big enough? Have a look at these compact, stylish kitchens which have maximised the use the space available without making it feel cramped and poky.


Compact Kitchen

Small Kitchen


Compact Sylish Kitchen

Tiny Kitchen


Compact Functional Kitchen

Tiny Kitchen

A tiny, yet functional kitchen is clearly possible. On top of that, as shown by these compact kitchens, it’s also possible to create a homely atmosphere, with a contemporary twist.

Via House Beautiful

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. The biggest problem with most small kitchens is the big refrigerator! I notice that in a few of these pictures the fridge is not even shown, which begs the question: where is it? My apartment has a galley kitchen – everything is lined up on one side, and there’s a bare wall behind you. Not a great arrangement, but it works for one, and in a pinch, two people if they choreograph their moves. But that refrigerator, at the “dead end” of the kitchen, robs the room of what could be a prime piece of countertop space. I’ve thought many times of switching to an under-counter solution, but I’m not willing to sacrifice the capacity. I would really love to see some new developments in this area! Maybe an under-counter unit with an eye-level beverage unit… I don’t know, but something’s got to be done to create some open work space in truly small kitchens with no place else to put the refrigerator.

    1. I was wondering about that too when I posted this blog – ‘Where is the fridge!?’ I’m presuming that some of the kitchens have under-counter, built-in refrigerators.

      It would be great to see some new developments in this area. I wonder if it’s possible for them to create a shallow wall refrigeration unit, which you could then use in conjunction with an under-counter base unit, and not lose out on storage capacity or counter top space.

      They’ve already got some similar concepts for dishwashers and washing machines:,

      It’d be good to see refrigerators undergo a little design rEvolution too!