Creative ideas can be put to good use when coming up with a small kitchen design. A good way to start out is by deciding on everything you think you may need in the kitchen. Once you decide on everything you need, you will have to figure out if you want your kitchen to show your personality or if you want it to speak more on a functional level. The kitchen is already small, so you will want to design it in a way that will allow you to make the best use of the limited space.
A functional kitchen design style will only need to have the items that you will absolutely use just about every day. You may like the idea of certain things being in the kitchen, like an espresso machine, but if you truly are not going to use it on a daily or regular basis there is no need to have it.
One thing to consider having in a small kitchen is a small island. An island does not have to be very big and can still be accommodating. An island can probably be a little more beneficial to you. The top of it can be used as a working space, while the cabinets below can be used as a storage place. You can keep kitchen utensils in the drawers. The cabinets on an island can be used to store your pots and pans.
Cabinets or even hooks can be hung up on the sides of the island to make for better storage place and convenience. Lighting will have to be sufficient enough if you decide to have a small island in your kitchen space. Lighting should not be too bright or too dim for you to work in.