Make any kitchen look, feel and function like a larger space with simple updates that maximize countertops and storage. We also have some clever organization tips that can help you make the most of your small kitchen. 

Rustic Beadboard Trashbin Counter Tables Double as Prep Space and More

Counter tables offer dual purpose as a seating area and prep station in the kitchen. Use counter-height bar stools for prep space and seating for meals. Tuck the seats in or remove them from the kitchen to gain additional prep space, or to create a buffet area or gathering spot when hosting folks at your house. Counter tables with additional features such as storage, drop leaves or modifiable tabletop space make it even easier to maximize the kitchen space that you have now. A cupboard that stores a trash bin also provides a little extra tabletop space for storing utensils or holding items like a mug rack or odds and ends in your kitchen. 

Cupboard Table Rustic Tilt Out Double Beadboard Trash/Recycle Bin

Corner Keepers for Storage in Tight Spaces

Make use of every corner with functional storage cabinets that offer a place to tuck away dishes, pantry items or table linens without sacrificing precious space. Tall corner cupboards with multiple shelves or cabinets with doors offer many organizational options that use up the height in your kitchen, rather than important walking or cooking space. Corner cupboards also create a spot where you can set your appliances when not in use, set up the coffee maker for a simple morning preparation station, or keep cherished heirloom glasses or teacups on display and out of the way.

Corner Jelly Hutch Set
Bookshelf Pot Rack Embossed Star Metal Bread Box
Primitive Corner Bread Box Cupboard

Hang it Up and Free Up Space

Mounted pot racks offer the easiest way to instantly expand your kitchen working space. By moving pots, pans and cooking utensils out of your cupboards (or off of the counter) and within easy reach above your cooking area or kitchen island, you gain additional space for storage and preparation. Available in a variety of options to suit your space and style, mounted pot racks can also display plants, fruit or teapots out of the way but still within sight.

Primitive Hanging Pot Rack Half Moon Pot Rack
Farmhouse Red Utility Cart

Close it Up, Cart it Around

Kitchen carts, like counter-height tables, provide instant working and eating space in your kitchen or studio apartment, especially when counter space is limited (and usually full).

Kitchen islands with rolling wheels can be shifted as needed, for when family comes to visit or you want to work in another area. Drop leaves, towel bars, cupboards and shelves make for additional storage when you need it. Keep cooking utensils, table linens, bakeware and more tucked away out of sight.

Removable Tray Bar Cart Metal Bar Cart with Glass Top
Rooster Farm Life Wall Rack

Make Use of Empty Walls

Shelves and racks make wonderful additions to kitchens and cooking areas that have a lot of wall space but not a lot of cupboards or counter space. Low racks offer a place to set cookbooks, fruit bowls, reusable shopping bags or your dishes. Keep utensils tucked away in a crock on the top shelf and have dining linens ready to grab when company arrives. Versatile and multifunctional, racks such as these make it easy to turn any wall space into instant storage without adding extra cabinets.

Quilt Wall Rack Rustic Wall Cupboard