Spruce-Ups for Small Kitchens: Create convenience and the illusion of space

Small kitchens can be a challenge, both to work in day-to-day and to work with when it comes to design decisions. With a little thought and planning, however, you can make the most of your galley-sized space. Start by assessing the "bones" of what you have, figuring out what can be moved and what's worth updating ... then consider the following big-impact ideas.

Walls and ceilings: Choose colors and patterns that