15 Cheap and Pretty Ways to Spruce Up a Tiny Kitchen

updated May 12, 2022
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Get one (or all five) of these essential storage products for small kitchens. (Image credit: Jim Franco)

Glamorous kitchens are fun to look at and aspire to, but what about the little things everyone can do to make their kitchens prettier and more functional? That’s what one Kitchn reader wanted to know, so I’ve rounded up 15 cheap yet effective ways you can spruce up a small kitchen:

1. Get one (or all five) of these

2. Organize

3. Use a branch to hold lightweight kitchen objects.

Store things in baskets. It’s pretty and cheap.

5. Or store things

6. Hang curtains.


8. Use little bit of wallpaper…

9. …or a little bit of paint.

10. A wire shelving unit is awesome and practical.

11. Use inside of a cabinet door to hang measuring cups.

12. Paint the inside of your kitchen cabinets.

13. Use your wall space.

14. The organizing power of

15. Put down a rag rug.

This post was requested by barlowgirl for Reader Request Week 2013.

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