Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

Course Description

This program will begin with a brief introduction of the challenges designers face when planning a small kitchen. The content will then be broken down into four design strategies, which help design professionals overcome the challenge of kitchens with “big dreams”, but confined by small spaces and sometimes challenging budgets. The program will feature “real life” kitchens presented in before and after floor plan format, with specific space management, appliance selection and storage usage ideas suggested.


Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates

Posted: Sept 2012
Sponsor: Jenn-Air
Subjects: Kitchens
Cost: Free of Charge
* Quiz required for AIA and IDCEC

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an efficient and effective system to gather information about the client’s needs, budget parameters and site constraints.
  2. Expand the functionality of small kitchen spaces by consolidating non-cooking centers of activity or repurposing available adjacent square footage.
  3. Become familiar with new appliance technologies and equipment configurations that can help you increase a small kitchen’s space functionality.
  4. Maximize the capacity of the cabinets’ storage systems to assist the consumer in prioritizing what items will be stored so they are clearly visible, totally accessible, and placed in their center of use.

Launch Course