They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but what if that heart is compact and completely cluttered? Pots, pans, dishes, mugs, and bulky appliances take up more room than any small kitchen dweller would like, and sometimes it seems that the only fix is to pick up and move to a home with a larger kitchen, which is most definitely easier said than done.
Instead, take comfort in knowing that you can look to Ikea to transform your tiny kitchen into an organized oasis at an affordable cost. Ikea's kitchen offerings meet every small kitchen need with genius space-saving furniture like mobile utility carts with room for cooking essentials, wall-mounted dish racks for clutter-free counter space, and even island frames with hooks and shelves for additional storage opportunities. Yeah, everything you could ever need.
Shop our favorite picks ahead, and give your small kitchen room for every mug, plate, fork, and spoon.
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The mobile Förhöja Kitchen Cart ($109) is easy to move around the kitchen and can fit in any nook of the room when it's not in use.
Mount the Kungsfors Shelf ($20) onto the kitchen wall and enjoy easy accessibility to plates, cups, and bowls.
A clutter-free kitchen is in close reach when you have the Rimforsa Basket ($20) to store your essentials in a place other than the countertop.
The Kungsfors Storage Unit With Wall Grid ($236) gives you the freedom to customize it to your own personal storage needs. The solid shelves can hold large pots and pans, and the hooks at the bottom can be used to hang mugs and cups.
Kungsfors Storage Unit With Wall Grid
With shelves of three different sizes, the Tornviken Wall Shelf ($60) allows you to hold large jars, small cups, and everything in between, right in one spot.
A two-in-one, the Rimforsa Work Bench ($499) offers a place to cook and prepare food, as well as additional storage space down below.
The compact Vadholma Kitchen Island With Rack ($548) is a freestanding island complete with a rack that lends room for storing cooking essentials on top, as well as hooks to hang other essentials. Not to mention, the butcher block gives you a robust and easy-to-clean workspace.
Vadholma Kitchen Island With Rack
Store cocktail basics, cooking supplies, and whatever else you need on the Kungsfors Kitchen Cart ($149). The beautiful finish allows it to be useful for not only storage, but also as a piece of kitchen decor.
Ivar 3-Section Shelving Unit With Cabinet
Ideal for storing fruits, vegetables, and other cooking essentials, the Risatorp Utility Cart ($60) takes up little space in the kitchen while offering an ample amount of storage.
The Fintorp Dish Drainer ($15) can be hung on the wall to make more counter space, or can be stored under the sink when it is not in use.
This easy-to-install Observatör Clip-On Basket ($3) can be attached to any shelf in your kitchen. If you need more storage space, you can hang several baskets vertically from a shelf, too.
The simple white design of the Värde Wall Shelf With Hooks ($50) will not only make your kitchen look more chic, but it will also give you more room to keep plates, jars, and mugs, too.
Värde Wall Shelf With Hooks
With deep shelves, the Råskog Utility Cart ($30) can hold large jars, pots, pans, and all other cooking tools. Tuck it away when it's not in use and easily roll it out when it's needed.
Put your wall to work with the Fintorp Condiment Stand ($17). Simply attach it to the wall and use it to house spices, condiments, jams, and more.
This decorative Variera Box With Handle ($20) can be used to keep utensils, spices, napkins, and everything in the middle. Place it inside your pantry or leave it on the counter for easy access.
The natural finish on the Ivar 2-Section Shelving Unit With Cabinet ($223) makes this piece look striking in any kitchen space. Use the outer shelves to hold fresh produce and dishware, and use the closed cabinets to hold boxed food and other items.
Ivar 2-Section Shelving Unit With Cabinet
The Stenstorp Kitchen Cart ($119) gives you space to prep food, serve meals, and store kitchen supplies. Keep this compact piece stationary or move it to where you need it.
Keep your favorite spices right where you need them with the Rimforsa Glass Tube Containers ($17). The airtight lids prevent leaks, while also preserving flavors.
Rimforsa Glass Tube Containers
Made of solid wood, the Skogsta Wall Shelf ($39) is a useful and attractive piece of kitchen decor.
Give your kitchen an air of professionalism with the help of the Omar Bottle Shelving Unit ($80). Each shelf can be adjusted to your needs, and the sturdy frame will keep bottles where they belong.
Small and simple, the Bekväm Spice Rack ($5) keeps spices safe, secure, and in easy reach.
Make room on the counter and in your cupboards with the handy Tornviken Wall Shelf ($40). The strong shelves can hold large dishes, and the hangers can hold everything from mugs to hand towels and more.
The Bror Shelving Unit ($94) can withstand rust, moisture, and dirt, while also being home to kitchen appliances, food, and cookbooks.
Display your dishes in style with the Tornviken Plate Shelf ($60). The wall design makes it easy for you to see and reach things without the hassle.
The freestanding Vadholma Kitchen Island ($299) is small and compact, while also giving you room to store things on the lower shelves. It is also easy to move, so you can have the freedom to place it in the best spot of the kitchen.
Keep your most beloved cooking essentials right where you need them with the help of the Kungsfors Container ($18). Easily attach it to a rod and store your must-have tools right inside.
Complete with four shelves and lower hooks, the Vadholma Wall Shelf ($60) can hold plates, dishes, jars, and dish towels.
You will never have to worry about running out of storage when you have the Flytta Kitchen Cart ($179). Use it as an island if you are low on space or store it in the pantry when it's not in use.
The sleek make of the Rimforsa Holder With Containers ($30) will instantly elevate the look of your kitchen, while also keeping your favorite goods organized.
Rimforsa Holder With Containers
Simply attach the Vadholma Rack For Kitchen Island ($99) onto your island and watch as storage opportunities open up right before you. Keep the counter clutter-free thanks to the hanging hooks and large shelf on top.
Vadholma Rack For Kitchen Island
Utrusta Pull-Out Rack For Cleaning Supplies
The small Hoghem Bar Shelf ($199) might be compact, but it still offers more than enough room for wine bottles, glasses, and cocktail supplies.
Roll out the sturdy Bror Utility Cart ($99) when you need it to help you serve food, display dishes, and prepare meals.
Store the Bekväm Kitchen Cart ($60) in a kitchen nook and keep pots, plates, dishes, and pans in easy reach.
Attach the Rimforsa Holder ($11) onto a rod and enjoy the clutter-free counter space it gives your kitchen.
If you have unused wall space, but little storage, the Kungsfors Wall Storage With Grid and Knife Rack ($148) is everything your kitchen could ever need. Use the thick shelves to store big bowls and plates, and the magnetic rod to hold knives and hooks.
Kungsfors Wall Storage With Grid and Knife Rack
Give your step stool a new purpose with this Bekväm Stepladder ($40). Use it to store herbs, fruit baskets, and fresh vegetables.
Utrusta Wall Corner Cabinet Carousel
Give produce a new place to call home with these Kungsfors Mesh Bags ($5) that you hang right on your kitchen wall.
The Variera Knife Tray ($10) ensures that knives are organized while also protecting you from unwanted cuts and scratches.
Ivar Shelving Unit With Bottle Racks
Access pots and pans with ease thanks to the Utrusta Corner Base Cab Pull-Out ($139). Its sleek design will keep your cupboards clutter-free and organized, too.
Utrusta Corner Base Cab Pull-Out
The slim design of the Omar Shelving Unit ($60) makes it easy to store in small kitchen spaces, while also offering countless shelves for dishes and food.
Wine-lovers will appreciate the Vadholma Wine Shelf ($69). It effortlessly fits in unused spaces and keeps bottles right where they belong.
The easy-to-install Utrusta Wire Basket ($24) can hold large cooking basics while also keeping them organized and tidy.
Utrusta Corner Base Cabinet Carousel
The compact make of the Omar Bottle Shelving Unit ($40) makes it ideal for small spaces that are in dire need of extra storage.
Use this small Bekväm Step Stool ($20) to reach high places or display small kitchen plants and herbs.
Great for fresh fruit and vegetables, the Risatorp Wire Basket ($13) will keep your counter free of clutter.
Omar 1-Section Shelving Unit
Variera Insert For Spice Jars
Slim and small, the Sunnersta Utility Cart ($30) fits in small nooks and crannies, and can be easily rolled out when needed.
Simple in design, yet extremely useful, the Värde Wall Shelf ($55) can be home to dishes, spice jars, utensils, and cookbooks.
A nice place to hold any kind of kitchen necessity, the Viggja Tray Stand ($20) is easy to move, collapse, and store.
Every tiny cooking trinket will have a new place to call home when you have these Variera Boxes ($4). They fit effortlessly in kitchen drawers and ensure organization at all times.
Protect your plates from scratches and broken edges with the Variera Plate Holder ($10). It can also be used to transport plates from the kitchen to the table.
Omar 1-Section Shelving Unit
Not only will the Variera Knife Tray ($15) make your drawers organized, but it will also keep your knives sharp!
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