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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Charming Small Kitchens

Take a peek inside these tiny yet efficient spaces

Photography: At Maculangan (Main Photo)

A small kitchen shouldn't stop you from working efficiently and whipping up many delicious meals for friends and family! While a limited space can always be challenging, it encourages you to be more creative when it comes to making use of every nook and cranny as well as how to be more organized.

If you're looking for ideas on how to spruce up your tiny kitchen, here are five spaces to inspire you.

Photographer and avid travel Katt San Juan's Bohemian-inspired condo unit highlights different pieces of travel mementos, an intelligent layout, and the abundance of natural light streaming in through the huge windows.

The kitchen space is small but functional. It encourages Katt to cook more since she livened up the space using pieces she loves like a mini cactus garden, a dress form, and a cardboard deer head, to name a few. You can also achieve a similar vibe by keeping most of your essentials inside the cabinets. Leave only a couple of frequently used appliances on the counter. Personalize your space by displaying your collections or hanging some wall art.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

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Given the 49sqm space, the owners requested that the small space be made to look seem bigger and for it to highlight a blue motif. Interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo went to work and chose modern and functional fixtures and furnishings. She also made sure that there are no walls diving the kitchen, living, and dining areas to make the space less narrower.

Given the limited space, the dining and kitchen areas were combined. The white countertop serves as the dining area and kitchen prep counter while the barstools function as informal dining chairs. You may also choose to have a breakfast nook that can serve as prep area. However, if you're not to keen on having an additional counter, you may always opt for foldaway tables.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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This cozy abode owned by entrepreneur Beam Mariano showcases sweet pastels, recycled pieces, and unique DIY touches. It took a four-month renovation period before Beam was able to achieve the said space as it was used to be rented by a group of students.

The kitchen highlights a balance of colors—the walls feature a watermelon hue while the counter is in teal. As an unexpected touch, the cabinets were covered with patterned wallpaper. Create a similar feel by experimenting with colors in the kitchen. There are different ways to add color to the home—from painting cabinets to using trims and moldings.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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Aside from being stylish and comfortable, the owner of this home knew that his space should reflect his passion for travel, photography, graphic design, and interior design. For the makeover of his bachelor pad, he was inspired by the beauty of Scandinavian design.

The kitchen was placed under the stairs and highlights a compact L-shaped layout. To maintain the streamlined feel, he opted for stainless-steel finishes and fixtures. You can create a same feel in your small kitchen by keeping up with a theme! You may go all black-and-white or even quirky!

Photo by At Maculangan.

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The Erro family home is not only aesthetically pleasing it is also practical and filled with pieces that each family member loves. Proper planning and smart budgeting helped transform this 72sqm house into an inviting and cozy home.

The kitchen perfectly highlights storage and how to best maximize space. Ceramic, marble-printed tiles cover the kitchen counter and granite countertop. Wall-mounted shelves and cabinets provide ample storage for cooking utensils and other essentials. Achieve a similar classic look by opting for durable countertop materials and neutral colors.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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