Designing a small kitchen can be challenging.

With the growing number of items homeowners are storing in their kitchens, it seems like you will never be able to design a kitchen to accommodate everything for them. Don’t despair, there are many tricks and tips you can employ in your kitchen designs to increase the storage capacity of your kitchen designs. BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL KITCHENS is packed with ideas for small kitchens that you can start including in your layouts today.

When you complete this course you will:


  • understand the need to be informed on small space kitchen design.

  • be familiar with several ways to increase the function of your client's kitchen.

  • be confident in your ability to tackle the design of small kitchens.

When you enroll in this course you will receive the following:


  • Automatic membership in THE ART, SCIENCE & BUSINESS OF DESIGN private Facebook group

  • The VESTA Design Blog delivered to your inbox

Jan Rutgers B.Sc. H.Ec.


Jan has been passionate about kitchen design for more than 25 years. She realised early in her career not every kitchen project was going to be the large, over the top contract. Developing strategies to make a small kitchen live large brought her many great kitchen projects over the years. She shares with you some of her tips and tricks in BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL KITCHENS.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

    • Intro & Learning Objectives

    • Upper Cabinet Solutions

    • Backsplash, Base Corner & Pantry Solutions

    • Custom Drawers & Pullout Counters

    • Specifying Appliances & Fillers

    • Conclusion

    • Test your learning