Here Are 5 Small Kitchen Ideas That We're Stealing From the Homes of Our Fave Celebs

When it comes to small spaces, the internet sleuths here at Hunker have uncovered just about every way possible to utilize the precious square footage in each room of the house: bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, hallways, even landscaping. And of course we've got you covered when it comes to furniture and storage ideas for spall spaces, too. Where on earth do we find these, may we say, genius ideas? Celebrity home tours, probably. They've got money to burn and often more than one address to furnish, which gives us and the entire Pinterest community plenty of trickle-down inspo to go around. Today, we look to the celebrity gods for small kitchen ideas that also make realistic home improvement goals for us plebs.

1. Opt for open shelving instead of upper cabinets.

Like LC aka Lauren Conrad did in her Pacific Palisades Spanish-style dream home by designer Katherine Carter. It's the perfect small kitchen idea to open up your space and display your fancy dinnerware.

2. Install a sky-high backsplash.

Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel opted for this marble slab with gray veining for Mandy Moore's light, bright midcentury home.

3. Turn an awkward corner into a chic breakfast nook.

We love the way this small kitchen idea carves out two spaces in one. The team over at Consort designed this charming nook that connects to the kitchen in actress Shay Mitchell's striking Spanish-style abode.

4. Give color blocking a try.

Like super cool, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff did, with the help of One Kings Lane, in her colorfully playful Brooklyn apartment captured by photographer Manuel Rodriguez.

5. Use rustic, farmhouse charm to define an all-white kitchen.

small kitchen idea with exposed wood beams and open shelving
credit: Magnolia

Like the queen of shiplap herself Joanna Gaines did, which has pretty much become her signature style (that all of us have already been copping since Fixer Upper season one).


Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade is a writer, editor based in Los Angeles.