Small kitchens don’t have much room for space-creativity. The U-shaped kitchen floor plan is tried and true, and is the best way to take advantage of that classic kitchen triangle, whereby you create a tight bond between fridge, stove, and sink. Lots of small kitchens don’t have enough counter space. Although there are plenty of tricks that could help you with that.The reality is that many period properties were designed with a small kitchen. This can present some challenges, but if carefully designed and constructed, a small kitchen can make as much of a statement as a larger space.