One of the things you can do to make a smaller kitchen feel bigger is construct it with high ceilings. This is pretty easy if you do it right, and it allows you to maximize the available space that you have. Another good thing to do is color the kitchen with light tones like they did with this one. The light brown panelling and the island make this a well lit kitchen area, and the high ceilings allow for that light to shine. The reflective pantry door also helps with this too. It just goes to show that a smaller kitchen space can have a lot of potential if certain elements are done right.