3 Ways to Make Your Tiny House Kitchen Feel Bigger

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When building a tiny house, you should always be on the lookout for ways to make your small space feel bigger — whether it’s through the use of several windows, a light color palette, or space-saving designs.

For the purposes of this article, I want to talk about three space-saving features in the kitchen that might make your space feel a bit bigger, or at least that much more functional.

Fold-up countertop/table

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Having a folding table of some kind is a pretty common feature in tiny houses. Having a table that lays flat against a wall or counter and then mounts up when needed is an ideal solution to saving space in a tiny house.

When talking about the kitchen specifically, the idea shifts a bit to extending off of existing countertop space instead of standing on its own elsewhere.

When adding a flip-up table, preferably in the same butcher block slab that makes up the rest of your counter (if you’re using wood. If not, you can still add this to your counter), you end up with not only additional prep space for cooking, but a small bar table to enjoy your meals or morning caffeine.

When it’s not in use, it simply hangs down from the counter, giving you plenty of extra space for whatever else you’d like.

Undermount sink

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We all love a nice big sink to pile the dishes we’re avoiding washing, but when building your tiny house, you might want to consider getting an undercount sink.

Why? Because when you have an undercount sink, you gain the ability to put a cutting board/butcher block slab on top of it, giving you extra countertop space when the sink is not in use.

It’s a small decision in the grand scheme of things, but one that will give you that much usability out of your kitchen when you’re in need of a large prepping area. Plus, it looks really cool. It’s a win-win.

Storage

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Last but certainly not least is the storage methods you choose to incorporate into your kitchen. How you choose to organize arguably one of the largest. Storage areas of your home are really going to make or break how streamlined your space is going to look and feel.

Consider the following when laying out the designs for your tiny house:

  1. Magnetic strips — A great place to store knives and spice containers.
  2. Pull-out pantry — If your kitchen is opposite your stairs, this is a great place to hide away a thin, pull-out pantry for all of your canned goods and non-refrigerated items.
  3. Kick-out storage — One of the most underutilized storage methods for the kitchen. Make use of the slim space beneath your cabinets for dish towels, slip pans, and whatever else can fit!

These are just some of the great storage methods that I’ve seen floating about on the internet, but they’re sure to give you a solid starting point in making sure all your gadgets and gizmos have their own designated areas in your kitchen.

And there you have it. A few ways to make your tiny house kitchen feel a little bigger, function a little better, and store a little more.

Do any of you have a tiny house that uses any of these methods? Tell me about hem in the comments! I’d love to see what you came up with.

I hope this helps!

Jaz

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