There’s nothing quite like purchasing your first home. The excitement of signing your name on the line and knowing you’re finally a homeowner is only eclipsed by the joy of moving your belongings into your new home. But if your kitchen isn’t very roomy, it can be a challenge to find a spot for all of your belongings, let alone to cook a meal.


If you’re in need of just a little more kitchen space, a professional kitchen refacing team can help. In this post from The Window Store, we’ll share some of the best ideas out there for making the best use of your small kitchen. Check out this guide and then give us a call to find out how we can help you make room!

1.   Add a Garden Window

A garden window is a beautiful way to bring more light into your kitchen. It’s also a place where you can grow herbs or plants, which serve to brighten up a space and make a kitchen of any size feel more welcoming. Garden windows extend past the natural wall of a kitchen to give the illusion of added space. Or if your kitchen includes a dinette area, consider adding a bay or bow window for a similar effect.

2.   Install a Kitchen Island

If you find yourself running short on counter space for meal preparation, a kitchen island may be exactly what you’re looking for. Adding a kitchen island gives you extra cabinet space as well, perfect for stowing away crockpots and other small kitchen appliances you don’t use every day.

3.   Store Items Vertically

When you have a small kitchen, it’s a good idea to take advantage of every inch of space in the room. Use the space above your kitchen cabinets to store large or special dishes you don’t use every day. Consider taking advantage of magnetic knife storage on the wall as well.

4.   Add an Appliance Nook

Microwaves, toaster ovens, and coffee pots can all take up much-needed counter space. Consider adding an extra cabinet especially for these types of small appliances so they can be easily accessed while freeing up your counters for food prep.

Contact Our Twin Cities Kitchen Refacing Contractors

If you’re ready to make more room, our kitchen refacing team at The Window Store can help. To share ideas and learn about solutions for creating space in your kitchen, give us a call at 612.353.5780. Or to connect with a window or kitchen contractor and get a free estimate on your kitchen project, fill out this form. We look forward to giving you the beautiful kitchen your home deserves!