Loving this small eat-in kitchen with its checkered black and white floor, beadboard walls, open shelving, room for a table and chairs, and an oh-so-necessary kitchen chalkboard.
Very cute. Very inviting. Makes you realize how much all can happen in a really small space!
In the case of an eat-in kitchen, shelves, and cabinetry are integrated for bonus storage. Consider an open-base kitchen island for a lighter appearance and visual access to kitchen supplies and gadgets.
Could a small kitchen like this work for you?