No matter what the size of the home, the kitchen is likely to be one of the most important and most lived-in rooms of the house.  The kitchen is the room where family members, friends and visitors gather to enjoy good food, good conversation and good times, and as such this important room should be given the consideration it deserves when it comes to redesign and remodeling projects.

One challenge faced by many homeowners however is what to do with a small kitchen.  With the right planning it is possible to make even the smallest kitchen into a showplace, and it is important for the homeowner to consider his or her options carefully.

Often one of the simplest things that homeowners can do to create the illusion of more space is a new paint job.  A dark color can make a small space look even smaller, while a bright color palette can make even the smallest kitchen look larger and more spacious.

Before tackling this repainting project, it is important to consider the new color palette carefully.  Among the factors to consider are the color schemes of the adjoining rooms, the existing accessories and furniture and of course the personal taste of the family members.

In addition to a new color scheme, simply removing clutter from the room can make it look much larger.  Investing in a few kitchen caddies, pot and pan racks and other accessories that can be hung on the walls can help to reduce clutter and make the space look neater, more organized and even larger.  Keeping pots, pans, utensils and other items picked up and out of sight is a great way to keep that remodeled kitchen looking its best.

When it comes to choosing the right furniture for the small kitchen, it is a good idea to opt for small furniture, like barstools and small chairs.  This smaller furniture will help to make the space appear larger, while at the same time allowing the family to make more efficient use of the space available.

Many owners of small kitchens may also want to invest in a small portable kitchen island, as opposed to a larger built-in unit.  These small rollaway kitchen islands can be very useful to the cook, as they help to keep everything within easy reach.

The right accessories can also help to make a small space look larger.  For instance, an assortment of prints in varying sizes can help to provide the eye with multiple focal points and help to make the space look larger.  In addition, incorporating the storage of frequently used kitchen items into the room can also be a great way to save space and make the most efficient use of the space available.  Adding a baking rack that attaches to the wall, or a few wall mounted racks for pots and pans, can help alleviate the problem of overcrowded kitchen cabinets while providing a beautiful focal point for the kitchen.  After all nothing looks quite as charming as a few strategically placed copper pots and pans hanging against a brightly painted kitchen wall.

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