Fun fact: You don't need a big kitchen to have big style. Some of our favorite kitchens are less than 500 square-feet. How do these little rooms pull off such flair? With a focus on fine finishes, quality pieces, and lots of attention to detail.
Read on to see a few of our favorite totally-put-together small kitchens.
1. An industrial kitchen
This kitchen is part of a 355-square-foot apartment. The peninsula adds prep and storage space in a kitchen that would otherwise be way too small. Love the farmhouse sink and open shelving? You'll also love the Smeg fridge that's tucked away off to the side of the kitchen.
Take the tour: A Tiny Swedish Apartment Makes the Most of 355 Square Feet at Apartment Therapy
2. A bold blue kitchen
Peacock blue on these lower cabinets gets offset by other gorgeous finishes, like brass cabinet pulls, subway tile, and beautiful globe pendant lights. By keeping the saturated color on the lower cabinets only, the homeowners were able to add personality without going overboard.
See the before: A Renovation Makes the Most of A Small Kitchen on Apartment Therapy
3. A striking kitchen floor
Patterns aren't always a great idea for small spaces (they can be overwhelming), but they can totally work on the floor. This kitchen benefits from a dramatic floor with simple accents. A bit of gray with blue and pops of yellow? Yes, please!
See the whole space: Smart Choices for a Small Kitchen on Apartment Therapy
4. A bright galley kitchen
Sometimes, less is more. This minimalist kitchen feels extra spacious because of the lack of clutter. The bright countertops, backsplash, and walls help to bounce light around as well.
See the whole space: A Small, Cramped Apartment Kitchen Opens Up on Apartment Therapy
5. A wallpapered kitchen
Photographer Audra and her husband made the most of the kitchen in their 900-square-foot home by accenting its natural charm. Their favorite part of the space: the ceiling! They papered it with a jungle-inspired palm leaf print, adding a fun pop of pattern to the space.
See the whole home: An Adventurously Dreamy Home with a Touch of Golden Glam at Apartment Therapy
6. A hard-working kitchen peninsula
Not only is this kitchen small and stylish, but it's also smart. The peninsula creates a space to prep and eat, and adds storage for the adjacent living room.
See more: This Stunning Small Swedish Kitchen Can Totally Hang With the Big Kids at Apartment Therapy
7. A bright Parisian kitchen
You'd never believe that this Parisian apartment used to be cramped with an unworkable floor plan. Now, it's flooded with natural light and feelings of openness, partially thanks to a brilliant glass wall.
See more: A Smart Remodel for a Small Space in Paris at Apartment Therapy
8. A kitchen on a single wall
This kitchen, from Entrance, fits neatly along one wall of an open space that is the kitchen, dining room, and living room. We're actually glad there's no dividing wall that hides this beautiful space.
See more pics at Entrance
9. An Airstream kitchen
Believe it or not, this kitchen is part of an Airstream. As in, a home on wheels! We're not sure what we love the most — the tiled backsplash, the Scandinavian-like wood, the gold accents, or the smart storage solutions.
10. A glam rental kitchen
We've included this rental kitchen on this list to show that you don't need to have custom cabinets and a giant reno budget to get a small space with style. This New York City rental got upgraded with just a little bit of paint and some smart accessories.
See more: A Creative Couple's 420-Square-Foot Studio in Hell's Kitchen at Apartment Therapy