Do away with that boxy feeling in your kitchen by using open storage instead of close cupboards. Also, if it is applicable, you can do away with an island. Consider the usage of the area. If you think that you can already work well without an island, then be it. Make your kitchen as open as possible with only the necessary things in it.
By using more glass materials, your kitchen will surely look larger for it allows light to bounce around the area. You can use glass counter or tabletop, glass door cabinets and others. You can even have a glass kitchen door that allows you to see the other areas of the house or a perfect view of your yard. This can help expand your space visually. You can also use reflective glass tile that can make your kitchen look sparkling.
For sure, one needs to be creative in order to have enough storage places in the small kitchen. Storage is very important to keep your kitchen free of clutter. But aside from that, there are still other things that can help make your small kitchen look larger. The manner of using your kitchen can tell you the kind of layout you would need especially if your area is small. You have to make sure that function and usage will be given attention first before the design. After that, take note of your own design style including color and accents in the kitchen.