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5 Smart Ideas For Small Kitchens

You don’t have to prep meals in misery. Let these tips help you.

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

In small condo units, the kitchen is usually a tiny corner tucked beside the bathroom or by the door, with barely enough space to move around. But you don’t have to live with this, here are smart ways to work around them:

1. Keep your kitchen counter neat at all times.

Imagine if this kitchen has its counters full of utensils and appliances. It will look even smaller, won’t it? Good thing only the essentials are displayed, like an oven toaster, a few kitchen utensils, and a fruit tray. 

2. Make it lively with bright paint.

This tiny kitchen in crafter and stylist Beam Mariano’s condo unit doesn’t look dismal nor does it lack style. The watermelon hue gives life to its walls and reflects the homeowner's jolly and creative personality. 

3. Go industrial.

The minimalist quality of this style lets you do away with unnecessary elements. Neat shelves combat clutter, and exposed pipes keep the kitchen from looking cramped, aside from preventing vermin and cockroach infestation. 

4. Tailor it to your lifestyle.

Do you really need an oven if you’re not an avid baker? Do you need a huge, two-door refrigerator if there are only two of you at home? Take your cue from this simple kitchen. It only has cabinets, a sink, and an induction cooker—things that the couple living in this unit only need. 

5. Make it grand.

Who says you can’t put opulent details in your tiny kitchen? Look at what surgeon Rommel Caballes did in his. Massive Indian doors lead to his cooking area—a pleasant surprise for anyone who sees it. The Indian doors also tie his kitchen to the Asian eclectic look seen in the rest of his condo unit.

PHOTOS: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (1 & 3) | Vincent Coscolluela | Miguel Nacianceno (4 & 5)  

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