Small kitchens can create big problems. It can be a challenge to find the right furniture to make the most of a cramped space where you'll likely be spending a lot of your time. Whether you're a master at cooking or a fan of ordering in takeout, the kitchen is where you, friends, and family will gather for a meal, so it's important to create a nice spot to sit down together. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to furnish a small kitchen (and do so at a reasonable price).
The first major piece of furniture to consider is the kitchen table. While you'll want to ensure that it fits through the door and within the space you have, you'll also want to be mindful of how much sitting room it provides and how it will function in your home. If you entertain often, you might want to consider a table that comes with a leaf or extendable sides so that you can expand it when company comes over. If you're lucky enough to have your own space, a small bistro table may do the trick.
After you land on a table, it's time to pick the perfect chairs to go with it. Some dining sets even come with built-in shelving to help store chairs under the table when they're not in use. Then, you can get creative with bar carts, small kitchen islands, wall shelving, and other details that can help provide more space in a tiny kitchen.
Ahead, shop 17 pieces of small kitchen furniture perfect for enhancing your petite space (all for under $500).
If your home has a small kitchen that lacks counter space, consider finding a mobile kitchen island. This one comes with wheels so you can easily move it around. It features sleek contemporary black cabinets and a wooden top.
These chic dining chairs come in a rich shade of red for a welcome pop of color. Allow the set to surround a small square table in the kitchen.
If you could use a bit more storage space in your kitchen, this rolling storage cart is just the thing. It comes with three shelves perfect for holding spices, seasonings, and other pantry items.
This seemingly simple wooden round table is actually quite eye-catching thanks to its bold, modern legs. Just about any dining chairs could be paired with this small kitchen table.
The price of this pair of mid-century modern chairs is unbeatable. They feature padded leather adorned in subtle stitching. Arrange them around a small round table in a petite space.
This small space hero is from Urban Outfitter's Howell collection—an entire line of products meant for tighter spaces. It's a small, rectangular table that comes with four stools that are easily hidden away under the table when not in use.
This small, round bar cart is made of natural rattan material. It's small enough to fit in a cramped space and its two shelves can help store bar essentials if you're out of cabinet space.
Save room in your drawers and cabinets by hanging a handy and stylish shelf on the wall. This one has built-in hooks for hanging pots and pans while bookends make it a great spot for cookbooks or other small items.
This simple round dining table was made for small kitchens. It comes with an extension leaf for when you need a little extra table space and can also shrink to take up less room after guests leave.
Furnish your kitchen in one fell swoop with this dining set from IKEA. The white table is simple and won't take up much room while brown chairs fit on either side of the small piece.
This breakfast bar set is the definition of affordable and stylish. It includes a small space-friendly rectangular high-top table and two stools that can easily be stored to hang underneath on brackets. It's genius.
Even if all you have is a tiny breakfast nook, this round bistro table will fit. Although it's small, it's mid-century modern design speaks for itself.
If your tight kitchen comes with a built-in bar, a few stools are all you need to create a comfortable spot to enjoy a meal. This set of two mid-century modern bar stool won't take up much space and they could work with a pretty much any existing décor.
Go contemporary with this white and gold round table from Target. It's sleek, stylish, and space efficient.
This three-piece dining set boasts a modern, industrial style accentuated by black metal accents and wooden details.
Another kitchen table that can expand and retract as you see fit, this piece is from Urban Outfitters. It's a no-frills white table that can act as a small square table or a larger rectangular one.
Fit for a relaxed, bohemian space, consider this rattan dining chair from Target's eclectic in-house brand Opalhouse. Although it's a small piece of furniture, it makes a statement.